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The beginners course is suited to people that are interested in learning some basic sign language or for something fun. You will learn to communicate visually using gestures, body language and facial expressions.

This course is taught by deaf teachers. There is no prerequisite and at the end you will receive a Statement of Attendance at the end of the course.

Our beginners course comes in two main varieties;

    • Classroom – Sign Language 1 and Sign Language 2
    • Online – Sign Language 1


Our nationally accredited Auslan courses are perfect for people who want to take their Auslan skills to the next level and to obtain formal qualifications.

Our accredited courses are over a minimum of six months and they are delivered from our fully resourced training centre in Parramatta.

These courses are suitable for those who want:

  • Nationally recognised ASQA accredited training qualification
  • To develop their Auslan skills to the appropriate standard before working towards Auslan/English Interpreting qualifications
  • To validate their Auslan skills
  • To further develop their Auslan skills and knowledge of the Australian Deaf Community
  • To obtain formal qualifications in Auslan

The Deaf Society offers a range of accredited and short courses for Deaf and hard of hearing people. Some topics include the following:

  • Preparing for work
  • Auslan for deaf adults
  •  Maths and Money
  • English
  • Computer Skills
  •  First Aid
  •  iPad course for Seniors
  • Tech Savvy Seniors

and many more…

To help deaf people overcome these issues, the Deaf Society has developed a range of informative and practical Deaf Awareness Training (DAT) programs which are designed to improve your understanding of and awareness of sign language, deaf culture, deaf people and access and communication issues deaf people face at work, at home or in social situations.

Our DAT sessions help you develop strategies for improving the interaction between deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people. After attending our DAT courses, you will:

  • Understand the differences between deaf, and hard of hearing people
  • Learn what is Auslan and sign language
  • Learn some communication tactics to use when talking with deaf people
  • Be provided with some strategies to ensure that deaf people in your workplace have full and equitable access to all internal and external communications
  • Find out how you can develop communication-related skills
  • And most importantly of all, you will find you are able to communicate even better with others, because good communication rules are universal, and do not just apply to deaf people!

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