Auslan Proficiency

Auslan Proficiency

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AUSLAN Proficiency

Auslan Introduction (Australian Sign Language) is the native language of many Deaf people and the primary language of many others who have learned it later in life. It is part of the culture of the Deaf community and is recognised as a community language. Auslan is a visual-gestural language which uses hand, arm and body movements to convey meaning and has its own grammatical system that is different to that of the English language. Being able to communicate with Deaf people is a great skill to have and is particularly useful for those working in the health, community services and education sectors.

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey into the world of Auslan? Our comprehensive Auslan Proficiency course offers an immersive experience that allows learners to begin taking their first steps, to eventually engaging in meaningful discussions of the Deaf community.

No matter your starting point, our Auslan Proficiency course is designed to accommodate your learning needs. Our experienced instructors are passionate about teaching Auslan, and will support you every step of the way. Join us and discover the beauty and power of Auslan as you progress from beginner to intermediate, and on to advanced proficiency.

The Auslan Introduction section (8 weeks) will include the following:

  • Introducing oneself
  • Exchanging personal information
  • Talking about your family
  • Giving commands: Objects in the classroom
  • Following instructions
  • Culture: getting attention
  • Narrating experience with language
  • Identifying people

The Auslan Intermediate section (8 weeks) will include the following:

  • Narrative signing
  • Regional variation
  • Enhancing receptive abilities
  • Reading body language
  • Greeting people
  • Discussing residence
  • Discussing family in detail
  • Signing practically

The Auslan Advanced section (8 weeks) will include the following:

  • Specialised sign language fields
  • Cultural nuances
  • Traveling with Deaf people
  • Signing with more fluency
  • Signing in real world situations
  • Structuring signs correctly
  • Lipreading
  • Signing receptively and responding appropriately

Students need to attend 75% of the course to be eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement on the final day.

Please note: Each timetable may have a different number of sessions and frequency, please check ‘Duration’ for more information.


Auslan Signbank is a language resources site for Auslan (Australian Sign Language)

Auslan Dictionary – Apple Store

Auslan Dictionary – Google Play Store

Course Fees

Fees are inclusive of all materials.

To view our Refund and Transfer Policy please click here.

Depending on your individual circumstances, this course may be tax deductible.

Full Fee $999.00
Concession $945.05
MSA+ $899.10

Terence Childs

Terence is a highly experienced Auslan trainer with over 40 year’s experience and is heavily involved in the Deaf Community.


Mim Stewart

An experienced teacher and facilitator and the mother of three women, Mim is passionate about human rights. In alignment to Auslan, she is inclusive and respectful and embraces equal rights for all. She makes sure everyone can be involved and provides a fun and engaging introduction to Auslan.

She is approachable, people focused and caring. Mim also works as a tutor, for hearing parents of Deaf babies and has a passion for access to communication.

Mim grew up and lives in Melbourne, with her youngest daughter and old dog, Autumn.

232AUSLAPROF Tuesday 6pm-8pm 6 February – 30 July 2024

  • 24 Sessions
  • 1 Week break after each 8 sessions

Notepad and pen. Participants are encouraged to download either Signbank or Smart Auslan (Apple only) to their smartphones through Google Play or the App Store.