Australian Sign Language (Auslan) is the language of Australia’s Deaf community. There are a range of study options available from short courses to accredited courses and qualifications. People learn Auslan for a variety of reasons; from wanting to better communicate with a co-worker, or parents of deaf and hard of hearing children whose children most benefit from communicating in Auslan, and also to those aspiring to working in the deaf community as an Auslan interpreter.
Auslan courses include:
- Vicdeaf introductory sign language classes, which offer you basic skills in communicating with Deaf people in the community (find out more)
- Melbourne Polytechnic, providing accredited courses from Certificate II to Diploma, in metropolitan Melbourne and in the regional locations of Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Gippsland. (find out more)
- La Trobe University, which offers Auslan elective units to first and second-year students who are enrolled in a full-time major degree. (find out more)