The Victorian Auslan Training Consortium (VATC) is committed to raising the profile of Auslan in Victoria’s regional communities, to support access and integration of deaf people into each community. This awareness will improve the social, employment and education of deaf people into the wider community.
Vicdeaf offer introductory sign language classes for people who want to learn basic Auslan. Community classes are offered in regional areas and are a useful tool to test your interest in learning Auslan to develop a career or become a professional interpreter. Classes are perfect for anyone who wishes to learn basic skills to communicate with deaf people. (for more information)
Melbourne Polytechnic offer Victoria’s only accredited Auslan program from Certificate II to Diploma. Using blended delivery, classes are held in a central location and students participate in class through video conferencing. Students will also be attending community events as part of their learning commitment. The learning benefits of this approach include:
- A shorter attendance time compared to the traditional in-class course
- Access to Moodle – an online learning management system
- Many opportunities to engage with the local deaf community and practice your Auslan
- Teachers bring expertise and real-world experience to the classroom, providing practical skills and modern theoretical learning.
Courses are currently being held in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong and Gippsland areas. Further courses will be delivered in 2017. To find out more about the Auslan Certificate II Regional program, please read this brochure:
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