fbpx

Key Information

All classes are set to Australian Eastern Standard Time during the daylight saving period (Brisbane time).

 

For 6pm classes the set times for each state are QLD 6pm, ACT / NSW / VIC 7pm, NT 5.30pm, SA 6.30pm, WA 4pm.

 

For 10am classes the set times for each state are QLD 10am, ACT / NSW / VIC 11am, NT 9.00am, SA 9.30am, WA 8am.

 

For 1pm classes the set times for each state are QLD 1pm, ACT / NSW / VIC 2pm, NT 12.30pm, SA 1.30pm, WA 11pm.

 

Sign Online or Introduction to Auslan 1 or Introduction to Auslan 1 Online.

By the end of Sign Language 2 Online, students will be able to:

 

  • Talk in more detail about holidays, the weather and the seasons
  • Talk about everyday life including work and family
  • Talk about hobbies, interests and other activities
  • Use non-manual features to express yourself
  • Use more advanced visual-gestural communication strategies.

Each week you get access to a brand new video with all the signs for the week, plus a live online class with a deaf teacher where you will practice your Auslan skills for 1-2 hours.

 

You will be in a small, live class through Zoom, interacting with your classmates and teacher. You will need a laptop or desktop computer so that you can see everything clearly (no phones or tablets please).

Full price = $230.00 including GST
Concession price = $195 including GST

 

*Centrelink recipients, seniors card holders and full time students at a recognised institution are accepted.

 

 

Funding through NDIS

 

This course can be funded using your NDIS plan. All you need to do is get in touch with our team by emailing [email protected] and we'll send you a service agreement to sign.

 

The NDIS line item number this will be charged against is 03_089_0121_1_1.

This is an 8 week course.

 

In the event where a face to face or online class needs to be cancelled the course can be extended by 1 week to make up for the missed class.

 

To be eligible to receive a certificate you are required to attend 6 out of 8 classes.

If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you can enrol in this course.

 

If you are 16 or 17 years of age and enrol in a ITA1 or ITA2 course, you will be contacted via email from the Community Auslan team to obtain confirmation from the parents or legal guardian of enrolment.

 

Deaf Connect does not accept people under 16 years of age to enrol in Community Auslan classes.

If you need additional information or support (e.g. wheelchair accessibility), please contact us at [email protected].

When enrolling, please double check your email address is entered correctly.

 

Email is the primary means by which we will contact you about your course.

 

Please monitor your junk folder for emails from the Beginner Auslan team and if you do not receive an email about your course by at least the day before the scheduled start date, please contact us at [email protected].

What are the different levels of Beginner Auslan Classes and what will I learn?
We offer 2 types of classes; Face to Face and Online.
 
FACE-TO-FACE

*  Introduction to Auslan 1 (ITA1)
Introduction to Auslan 1 is designed for people with no previous language skill or knowledge of Auslan.  You will learn basic skills to communicate with Deaf people in Auslan on a range of topics.
Click here to learn more: https://deafconnect.org.au/courses/introduction-to-auslan-1

*  Introduction to Auslan 2 (ITA2)
Introduction to Auslan 2 is designed to build on the skills and knowledge learnt in the Introduction course.
Click here to learn more: https://deafconnect.org.au/courses/introduction-to-auslan-2

 

ONLINE

The online classes are online and are available Australia wide. All classes are set to Australian Eastern Standard Time during the daylight-saving period (Brisbane time).
 
*  Introduction to Auslan 1 Online (ITA1 Online)
Introduction to Auslan 1 Online offers students the unique and fun experience of learning how to communicate visually using Auslan (Australian sign language)

You will learn:

    • Greet others and introduce yourself
    • Give and request personal details such as phone numbers and addresses
    • Count in Auslan
    • Fingerspell in Auslan
    • Ask and answer simple questions (using “who”, “what”, “when”, “where”, etc.)
    • Communicate practical vocabulary including colours, days of the week and family
    • Express agreement and disagreement
    • Use visual-gestural communication strategies
    • Identify the Deaf Community
    • Explain effective ways of communicating with Deaf people

 
*  Introduction to Auslan 2 Online (ITA2 Online)
Introduction to Auslan 1 Online continues the unique and fun experience of learning how to communicate visually using Auslan (Australian sign language), the native language of the Australian Deaf Community.
Click here to learn more: https://deafconnect.org.au/courses/sign-language-2-online

 
* Sign Online (SOL)
Sign Online offers the flexibility of self-guided and self-paced online learning. You can enrol at any time, study at your own pace via videos and quizzes, and can discuss you learning with other students via the online forum.
Click here to learn more: https://deafconnect.org.au/courses/sign-online

 
* DAT Online (online only)
Deaf Awareness Training gives you information and practical tips to improve your everyday communication, interactions and inclusive environments with deaf and hard of hearing people. Click here to learn more: https://deafconnect.org.au/tracks/deaf-awareness-training

 
Who will be teaching my class?
All our face to face and online Beginner Auslan classes are taught by a Deaf tutor.
 
What is the cost of the courses?

  • ITA1 / ITA2 - $230 inc. GST and $195 for Concession
  • ITA1O / ITA2O - $230 inc. GSY and $195 for Concession
  • Sign Online - $175 (ex. GST). There is no concession rate available for Sign Online.
  • DAT Online - $105.00 (ex. GST). There is no concession rate available for DAT Online.

 
How long will the course go for?

  • ITA1 / ITA2 – 8-week course (each weekly lesson is 2hrs long)
  • ITA1 / ITA2 Online – 8-week course (each weekly lesson is 2 hrs long)
  • SOL - You will have 12 weeks to complete the 14 hours of course content online.
  • DAT Online - You will have 4 weeks to complete the 3 hours of course content online.

 
Can I use my NDIS funding to pay for the Beginner Auslan class?
Yes, absolutely you can. If you wish to use your NDIS funding, please email our Beginner Auslan team on [email protected] to gain further information. You won’t be able to register and pay for the Beginner Auslan class via the website.
 
Are there any pre-requisites to consider before enrolling in Beginner Auslan classes?

  • The Introduction to Auslan 1 (ITA1) is designed for people with no previous language skill or knowledge of Auslan.
  • Introduction to Auslan 2 (ITA2) has a pre-requisite of completion of Introduction to Auslan 1 or prior Auslan experience.
  • Introduction to Auslan 1 Online (ITA1O) is designed for people with no previous language skill or knowledge of Auslan
  • Introduction to Auslan 2 Online (ITA2O) has a pre-requisite of completion of Introduction to Auslan 1 Online or Introduction to Auslan 1

 
Do you get a certificate at the end of the course?
Yes, absolutely. To be eligible to receive a participation statement you are required to attend 6 out of the 8 classes. Bearing in mind that our beginner classes are non-accredited.
 
Is there a minimum age to enrol in a Beginner Auslan class?
If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you can enrol in this course.

 

If you are 16 or 17 years of age and enrol in a ITA1 or ITA2 course, you will be contacted via email from the Beginner Auslan team to obtain confirmation from the parents or legal guardian of enrolment.

 

Deaf Connect does not accept people under 16 years of age to enrol in Beginner Auslan classes.

 

Communications relating to the Beginner Auslan classes?
When enrolling, please double check your email address is entered correctly.  Email is the primary means by which we will contact you about your course. Please monitor your junk folder for emails from Deaf Connect and if you do not receive an email about your course by at least the day before the scheduled start date, please contact us.
 
What happens if my class is cancelled?
In the event where a face to face or online class needs to be cancelled the course can be extended by 1 week to make up for the missed class.
 
What resources do I get as part of the online course?
Each week you get access to a brand-new video with all the signs for the week, plus a live online class with a Deaf teacher where you will practice your Auslan skills for 1-2 hours. You will be in a small, live class through Zoom, interacting with your classmates and teacher. You will need a laptop or desktop computer so that you can see everything clearly. Please note you are unable to use phones or tablets.
 
What are the technology requirements for an online course?
In order to attend the online classes, you require:

  • a computer/laptop
  • an inbuilt camera or webcam
  • have reliable internet connection
  • You will not be able to access the class with a phone or tablet

What do I bring to classes?
For online classes, you can have a notebook and pen handy to take notes if needed.
 
After course finished, do I still have access to Moodle for the content for refreshing and reference?
No, once you have completed the online course your access to Moodle will be removed.

UPCOMING COURSES

NOTE: All classes are set to Australian Eastern Standard Time.

 

Location Name Date Time Available Spaces
Perth (Online) Introduction to Auslan 2 Online - Western Australia Thu 1 Feb - 21 Mar 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 11
Online Introduction to Auslan 2 Online - Class 1 Mon 5 Feb - 25 Mar 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 10
Online Introduction to Auslan 2 Online - Class 2 Tue 6 Feb - 26 Mar 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 11
Online Introduction to Auslan 2 Online - Class 3 Wed 7 Feb - 27 Mar 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 11
Online Introduction to Auslan 2 Online - Class 4 Wed 7 Feb - 27 Mar 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 5
Online Introduction to Auslan 2 Online - Class 5 Thu 8 Feb - 28 Mar 2024 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm 6
Online Introduction to Auslan 2 Online - Class 6 Thu 8 Feb - 28 Mar 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 8

Terms and Conditions

All students enrolled in courses with Deaf Connect agree to adhere to our Terms and Conditions.

View Terms and Conditions
New website Features - please do not remove this template! (1)
Events 2

Testimonials

What our Students say

Got a Question?

For all class enquiries, please fill in this form and our team will get back to you as soon as possible.