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  CFMEU Level 1 32 South Terrace, Adelaide
  1. Tuesdays from 5th June to 3rd July
  2. Tuesdays from 24th July to 21st August
  3. Tuesdays from 28th August to 25th September
  4. Tuesdays from 16th October to 13th November
  5. Tuesdays from 20th November to 18th December
6:00pm to 8:00pm
 2  Brighton Primary School, 1 Highet Ave, Brighton
  1. Wednesdays from 6th June to 4th July
  2. Wednesdays from 25th July to 22nd August
  3. Wednesdays from 29th August to 26th September
  4. Wednesdays from 17th October to 14th November
  5. Wednesdays from 21st November to 19th December
6:00pm to 8:00pm
 3  Klemzig Primary School, 2 Hay St, Klemzig
  1. Thursdays from 7th June to 5th July
  2. Thursdays from 26th July to 23rd August
  3. Thursdays from 30th August to 27th September 
  4. Thursdays from 18th October to 15th November
  5. Thursdays from 22nd November to 20th 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