Key Information

This course has a pre-requisite of completion of Introduction to Auslan 1 or prior Auslan experience.

By the end of Introduction to Auslan 2 , 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

This class is delivered Face to face.

In extenuating circumstances, the class may be moved online (Zoom). This will only occur in the event where participants or staff may be at risk. For example: weather.

This course is taught by a Deaf tutor and is a voice-off environment. By establishing a voice-off ensuring this will provide the participant with full immersion. No interpreters will be provided throughout the duration of the classes.

Full price = $230.00 including GST.

Concession price = $195 including GST.

 

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.

Cost $209.09 GST exempt.

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 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.

If you need additional information, support, or would like to enquire about accessability accommodations such as wheelchair accessibility at our venues, please do not hesitate to 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.
Learn more here: 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. You will learn:
• Grammatical structure and the culture of the Deaf community
• 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
 

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).
Learn more here: https://deafconnect.org.au/tracks/online-beginner-courses
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).
 

* 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.

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UPCOMING COURSES

Location Name Date Time Available Spaces
Braddon - Ainslie Arts Centre, 30 Elouera St Introduction to Auslan 2 - Canberra Mon 29 Apr - 1 Jul 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 9

UPCOMING COURSES

Location Name Date Time Available Spaces
Parramatta - Deaf Connect, Level 4, 69 Phillip St Introduction to Auslan 2 - Parramatta DAY Tue 7 May - 25 Jun 2024 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm 13
Chatswood - MCC, Level 1, 8 Thomas St Introduction to Auslan 2 - Chatswood Wed 8 May - 26 Jun 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 7
Charlestown - The Place, 81/30 Pearson St Introduction to Auslan 2 - Newcastle Wed 8 May - 26 Jun 2024 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm 9
Parramatta - Deaf Connect, Level 4, 69 Phillip St Introduction to Auslan 2 - Parramatta Thu 9 May - 27 Jun 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 17

UPCOMING COURSES

Location Name Date Time Available Spaces
Darwin - Harry Glese Building, Suite 2/1 Willeroo St TIWI Introduction to Auslan 2 - Darwin Wed 1 May - 19 Jun 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 8

UPCOMING COURSES

Location Name Date Time Available Spaces
North Lakes Community Centre, 10 The Corso Introduction to Auslan 2 - North Lakes Mon 22 Apr - 17 Jun 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 16
Annerley - Our Lady's College, 15 Chester Rd TW1.4 Introduction to Auslan 2 - Annerley Tue 23 Apr - 11 Jun 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 6
Deaf Care - 1 Kraatz Ave, Loganlea Introduction to Auslan 2 - Loganlea Tue 23 Apr - 11 Jun 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 17
Mackay - Jubilee Community Centre, 258 Alfred St Introduction to Auslan 2 - Mackay Tue 23 Apr - 11 Jun 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 14
Toowoomba City Library, 155 Herries St Introduction to Auslan 2 - Toowoomba Wed 24 Apr - 12 Jun 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 15
Moorooka - Deaf Connect, 915 Ipswich Rd Introduction to Auslan 2 - Moorooka DAY Thu 2 May - 20 Jun 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 7
Alderley - Deaf Connect, 467 Enoggera Rd Introduction to Auslan 2 - Alderley SAT X 4 Sat 1 Jun - 22 Jun 2024 09:00 am - 01:00 pm 16
Moorooka - Deaf Connect, 915 Ipswich Rd Introduction to Auslan 2 - Moorooka SAT X 4 Sat 1 Jun - 22 Jun 2024 09:00 am - 01:00 pm 16

UPCOMING COURSES

Location Name Date Time Available Spaces
Mawson Lakes - The Mawson Centre, 2-8 Main Street Introduction to Auslan 2 - Mawson Lakes Wed 8 May - 26 Jun 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 11
Mile End - Deaf Connect 200 South Road, Introduction to Auslan 2 - Mile End Wed 8 May - 26 Jun 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 14

UPCOMING COURSES

Location Name Date Time Available Spaces
Deaf Connect - 44a Kings Park West Perth Introduction to Auslan 2 - Kings Park Tue 23 Apr - 11 Jun 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 12
Coolbellup - Coolbellup Community Hub, 90 Cordelia Ave Introduction to Auslan 2 - Coolbellup Wed 24 April - 12 Jun 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 10
Beaumaris Community Centre 66 Constellation Drive Ocean Reef Introduction to Auslan 2 - Joondalup Sat 27 Apr - 15 Jun 2024 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm 14

UPCOMING COURSES

Location Name Date Time Available Spaces
Online Introduction to Auslan 2 Online - Class 1 Mon 6 May - 24 June 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 6
Online Introduction to Auslan 2 Online - Class 2 Tues 7 May - 25 June 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 9
Online Introduction to Auslan 2 Online - Class 3 Wed 8 May - 26 June 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 6
Online Introduction to Auslan 2 Online - Class 4 Wed 8 May - 26 June 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 11
Online - Perth Introduction to Auslan 2 Online - Western Australia Wed 8 May - 26 June 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 8
Online Introduction to Auslan 2 Online - Class 5 9 May - 27 June 2024 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm 9
Online Introduction to Auslan 2 Online - Class 6 9 May - 27 June 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm 10

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