Explore Auslan in this introductory course as you learn the art of communicating through sign language. Finger spell, introduce yourself and learn about the interesting culture of the Deaf Community.
During this course you'll learn to:
Explore the history of Auslan and the culture of the Deaf Community
Finger spell the alphabet and count
Sign familiar and routine subjects such as introductions, basic personal information, colours and animals
You'll leave this course with:
A Certificate of Attendance
Knowledge of the Auslan signs for introductions and basic personal information
An understanding of the cultural values and protocols of the Deaf Community, and how to become a helpful member within this community
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Learn a new skill and improve your career prospects
Explore a hobby in a fun and supportive environment
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this course.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:
An interest in communicating with the Deaf Community
Reading and writing skills to a Year 10 level
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: education and learning support officer with the Certificate III in Auslan and disability support worker with the Certificate III in Auslan.
The TAFE Statement in Auslan Fundamentals does not have any courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous work experience and study history. You may be able to use recognition of prior learning when applying for a course in the future. If you're successful, you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses can be made up of a combination of core and specialty units.
Core units consist of the knowledge you'll need to build key skills for success in your field, industry or hobby.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.