Course Overview
This course will focus on developing visual communication strategies to effectively learn basic communication skills in Auslan, whilst developing basic understanding of language as a structure and enhancing intercultural understanding, particularly basic code of cultural behaviour.

To enable learners to participate in an exchange relating to greetings, personal information and health in a setting (e.g., at a surgery, a shop, a hospital, a school, a home etc,).

Student videotexts will be provided to students through access to Dropbox. Student handouts will be included. If you prefer USB Flash Drive, please ask your teacher.


• Greetings
• Personal Information
• Health

Skills and Strategies:

• development of facial expression skills and hand co-ordination skills
• development of fingerspelling alphabet skills
• development of productive and receptive skills

Elements of Language:

Grammar and Gesture
• Wh and Y/N question forms (conventional sign order and grammatical non-manual markers)
• perfect aspect (auxiliary, e.g., EAT FINISH)
• discourse marker (e.g., G(5):WELL)
• pointing signs

Vocabulary and Sign structure
greetings and courtesies
• say goodbye
• health
• illnesses
• healthcare


No. Centre  Day  Time
 1  Dulwich Hall, 1a Stuart Road, Dulwich


  1. Tuesdays from 15th October to 12th November
  2. Tuesdays from 19th November to 17th December
6:00pm to 8:00pm
 2  Brighton Primary School, 1 Highet Ave, Brighton


  1. Wednesdays from 16th October to 13th November
  2. Wednesdays from 20th November to 18th December
6:00pm to 8:00pm
 3  Klemzig Primary School, 2 Hay St, Klemzig


  1. Thursdays from 17th October to 14th November 
  2. Thursdays from 21st November July to 19th December
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Length of course: 5 weeks x 2 hours
Course fee: $156
Fee concession: $136
Certificate will be provided at the end of the course

Enrolment Form and Payment