Meet Your Teachers

About Us

Who are we?

We are a Deaf-owned and Deaf-run business that aims to create awareness of Deaf people that use Auslan and people who are hard of hearing. We aim through this awareness to create a more accessible and inclusive world for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

We do this through tailor designed deafness awareness training (DAT) for a range of situations that can suit almost any individual, organisation or program.

Your teachers

Who we can help

We do this through the provision of Auslan courses ranging from introductory courses to more advanced courses. These courses are available to:

We offer programs that can be funded through the NDIS. These include:

Our Mission

Fostering an inclusive Australia for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Our why

Our Vision

An Australia that values and respects Deaf people, Deaf Communities, Deaf culture and people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Our Future

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Our Values


Sign language Australia uphold the highest standards of integrity. Through our work, we will respect customer and participants right to privacy and high-quality program delivery.


Sign Language Australia is personally accountable for the delivery of all agreed outcomes for programs.

Community Responsibility

Sign language Australia Commitment – For each Sign Language Australia bookings, we will invest 5% of profits to the SLA Foundation. The foundation aims to provide support to foster their continued well-being, development and community participation.


We value and respect the people that we support and represent including:

Quality training & education

Our programs will meet the highest standard of delivery through:

Equity and Access

Sign Language Australia will practice the highest principles of access and equity possible by:

Meet The Founders

Dr Donovan Cresdee

CEO, Auslan Teacher & Material Developer

Barry Priori

Former Auslan Teacher & Entertainer

Lee-Anne Cartledge

Former Administrative Officer

Gary Kerridge

Former Support Officer

Meet The Management Team

Dr Donovan Cresdee

CEO, Auslan Teacher & Material Developer

Paul Bartlett

Interpreter Co-ordinator

Kasia Stepien

Administrative Assistant

Meet The Tutors

Dr Donovan Cresdee

CEO, Auslan Teacher & Material Developer

Janet Dunning

Auslan Tutor

Annette Phillips

Auslan Tutor

Samantha Clarke

Auslan Tutor

Meet The Interpreters

Emma Cresdee


Heather Loades


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