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Auslan KeySign/Intermediate Classes In Australia

The following list only includes individuals and organisations who provide KeySign, or intermediate Auslan courses in Australian Sign Language.

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There are, unfortunately, a number of 'sign language' course providers that are teaching foriegn and even 'made up' sign languages. Some even claiming to be teaching Auslan! If you find a course that is not listed here email us and we will look into it for you. Or if you are a course provider that wishes to be included in this list email us and let us know your details, including your Auslan qualifications and/or expertise and we will be in contact.



Course Providers within NEW SOUTH WALES

Deaf Education Network

Course Location/s:
Baulkham Hills, Campbelltown,Chatswood,Gosford, Homebush West, Kogarah, New castle, North Rocks, Parramatta and Penrith
Contact: Head office, in parramatta, on Ph : (02) 8833 3630.
Website: http://www.deaf.nsw.edu.au/
Other Information:
Auslan 1-2 $110/per person, $88 concession. Auslan 3,$118/per person ,$95.00 concesion
Average Cost : Per Individual - $110, Per Couple/Concession - $88

Deaf Society of NSW

Course Location/s:
Courses take place at North Rocks
Contact: Chris Grimmer, on Ph : (02) 9872 0302.
Sorry this provider does not have a website.
Other Information:
Twice yearly a parents class is held in AUSLAN.
Average Cost : Per Individual - Unknown, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown

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Talking Little Hands

Course Location/s:
Courses and other services are provided in the following shires The Tweed, The Northern Rivers, Richmond Valley, Clarence Valley, Coffs Coast and The Macleay Valley Coast and the surrounding areas.
Contact: Kim Davis , on Ph : 0414 616 564.
Website: coming soon
Other Information:
Kim is a C.O.D.A and has been a NAATI Accredited Paraprofessional Interpreter since 1996. Baby/Toddler Sign Classes are 1 x 2 1/2 hour workshop in your home/child care. Workshops are for small groups (8-20 people). No signing experience is necessary.
Average Cost : Per Individual - $40, Per Couple/Concession - $70

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Tiny Hands Talk consultant - Irene Goh

Course Location/s:
Based in Auburn & Parramatta, Irene can provide in house/office/school courses in and around this area
Contact: Irene via email : irene@tinyhandstalk.com or, on Ph : 0420 388 617.
Website: http://www.tinyhandstalk.com.au/
Other Information:
As seen on Chn 10 NEWS, courses are based on international studies. Baby Sign Language is design to reduce frustration, increase IQ and vocabulary in babies and children. Courses are provided in the home/centre for 2+ people, disc for groups of 10+
Average Cost : Per Individual - $35, Per Couple/Concession - $20

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Tiny Hands Talk consultant - Judy Fife

Course Location/s:
Based in Baulkham Hills & Hornsby, Judy can provide in house/office/school courses in and around this area
Contact: Judy via email : judy@tinyhandstalk.com or, on Ph : (02) 9651 6404.
Website: http://www.tinyhandstalk.com.au/
Other Information:
As seen on Chn 10 NEWS, courses are based on international studies. Baby Sign Language is design to reduce frustration, increase IQ and vocabulary in babies and children. Courses are provided in the home/centre for 2+ people, disc for groups of 10+
Average Cost : Per Individual - $35, Per Couple/Concession - $20


Course Providers within the NORTHERN TERRITORY

NT Education and Training Dept.

Course Location/s:
Alice Springs, the Institute for Aboriginal Development, 3 South Terrace.
Contact: Carmel Batson, general.info@iad.edu.au,, on Ph : 08 8951 1311.
Website: http://www.dcm.nt.gov.au/ntgovcgi/events/view.pl?eventid=1202
Other Information:
Enrolments are open for a 17-week part-time course in Certificate II (Introduction and Level I) AUSLAN which commences today and will run every Tuesday between 6pm-8pm. Courses start 8th & 11th Nov 2005
Average Cost : Per Individual - $352, Per Couple/Concession - $352


Course Providers within QUEENSLAND


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Deaf Services Queensland - Head Office - Auslan 1 Courses

Course Location/s:
Courses available throughout Queensland, subject to demand, where a minimum of 8 people are interested in participating. Please go to our website for term dates and locations.
Contact: The Head Office : 915 Ipswich Road, Moorooka, on Ph : (07) 3892 8500.
Website: http://www.deafservicesqld.org.au/
Other Information:
Each course runs for 8weeks, 2 hours per week, and provide participants an introduction to Auslan, at the key sign level.
Average Cost : Per Individual - $165, Per Couple/Concession - $145

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Deaf Services Queensland - Head Office - Auslan 2 Courses

Course Location/s:
Courses available throughout Queensland, subject to demand, where a minimum of 8 people are interested in participating. Please go to our website for term dates and locations.
Contact: The Head Office : 915 Ipswich Road, Moorooka, on Ph : (07) 3892 8500.
Website: http://www.deafservicesqld.org.au/
Other Information:
Each course runs for 8weeks, 2 hours per week, and is designed for more advanced signers.">
Average Cost : Per Individual - $165, Per Couple/Concession - $145

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HoneyBee Creations

Course Location/s:
Honeybee Creations is a unique enterprise providing training & consultancy services in The Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
Contact: Lisa : lisa@honeybee-creations.com Lisa is a deaf, bilingual (spoken English and Auslan) tutor and registered QLD teacher. All classes are presented bilingually in an airconditioned facility with on-site parking and close to transport., on Ph : 0417 831 681.
Website: http://www.honeybee-creations.com
Other Information:
Private tuition, workshops & courses in Auslan for Adults (level 1 & 2), Early Childhood Professionals / Community Workers / Carers, Non-Verbal Communication for Adults, Auslan & Yoga for Kids, Baby Signing. Course costs include colour handouts
Average Cost : Per Individual - $225, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown

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Interpret This

Course Location/s:
Courses are available throughout the greater Brisbane area. Other areas are welcome to enquire
Contact: Toni Crepin, tonicrepin@interpretthis.net, on Ph : 0412 584 132.
Website: http://www.interpretthis.net
Other Information:
NAATI Accredited, Paraprofessional Interpreter between the English & Auslan Languages (in both directions) Basic Auslan Classes - 6 Week Program Baby to Toddler Sign Classes
Average Cost : Per Individual - $105, Per Couple/Concession - $55

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Southbank Institute of Technology

Course Location/s:
Southbank Campus, Sth Brisbane and Cairnes based courses
Contact: Client Contact Centre, on Ph : 13 72 48 or (07) 3244 5117.
Website: http://www.Southbank.edu.au
Other Information:
Courses include Intro to Auslan; Auslan 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; Deaf Culture and Community; Deaf History and others. Fees and course lengths vary between courses. Completion of all courses, 1 night a week, would take approx 18 months.
Average Cost : Per Individual - Unknown, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown

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Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE

Course Location/s:
Maroochydore Campus in Maroochydore.
Contact: Email sct.information@deta.qld.gov.au or contact Kerry Mead for more information, on Ph : +61 7 5459 3000.
Website: http://www.sunshinecoast.tafe.qld.gov.au
Other Information:
Enjoy learning how to communicate effectively with the Deaf and hard of hearing in this fun, interactive course run by sign language expert Gail Smith. Course runs for eight Monday evenings, 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Average Cost : Per Individual - $250, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown


Course Providers within SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide Institute of TAFE Rundle Mall Campus

Course Location/s:
Courses are available atAdelaide Institute of TAFE at, 5th floor, 127 Rundle Mall Adelaide South Australia 5000
Contact: Adelaide Institute of TAFE-mail els@ait.orgE, on Ph : (08) 8226 6555.
Sorry this provider does not have a website.
Other Information:
Certificates 2 & 3 in Auslan are for all learners, including non-Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf people .The course for each Certificate is offered part time (6 hours per week) and runs for two years (456 hours).
Average Cost : Per Individual - Unknown, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown

Adelaide Institute of TAFE Noarlunga Campus

Course Location/s:
Courses are availableRamsay Place Noarlunga Centre 5168
Contact: Adelaide Institute of TAFE, on Ph : (08) 8207 3900.
Sorry this provider does not have a website.
Other Information:
Certificates 2 & 3 in Auslan are for all learners, including non-Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf people The course for each Certificate is offered part time (6 hours per week) and runs for two years (456 hours).
Average Cost : Per Individual - Unknown, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown

Adelaide Institute of TAFE Port Adelaide Campus

Course Location/s:
English Language Services 1st Floor, 1 Mundy St Port Adelaide 5015
Contact: Adelaide Institute of TAFE, on Ph : (08) 8303 2665.
Sorry this provider does not have a website.
Other Information:
Certificates 2 & 3 in Auslan are for all learners, including non-Deaf, hard of hearing and Deaf peopleThe course for each Certificate is offered part time (6 hours per week) and runs for two years (456 hours).
Average Cost : Per Individual - Unknown, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown

Makaton-SA

Course Location/s:
Centralised workshops are available in SA
Contact: For more information, contact CCA North Region Office 5 Darley Road Paradise 5075, on Ph : (08) 82078940.
Website: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/centre/sed/makaton/wsvic.html
Other Information:
KEY WORD SIGN & GESTURE Workshop Advanced Key Word Sign
Average Cost : Per Individual - $50, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown

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Royal SA Deaf Society

Course Location/s:

Contact: , on Ph : (08) 8223 3335.
Website: http://www.deafsa.org.au/main/overview.html
Other Information:
There are a series of courses (Talking Hands 1,2,3,4 + 5) Each course runs 6 weeks, 2hrs/wk
Average Cost : Per Individual - $110, Per Couple/Concession - $88

TAFESA South, Adelaide City Campus

Course Location/s:
120 Currie Street,Adelaide
Contact: Enquiries to Auslan Programs Coordinator: TTY 82078806 Tel: 82078802 email: Katrina.Parker@tafesasouth.org , on Ph : (08) 8207 8805.
Website: http://www.ait.org/students/courses.cfm?course=312
Other Information:
accredited courses in Auslan Certificate II and III. The course for each Certificate is offered part time (6 hours per week) and runs for two years (456 hours).
Average Cost : Per Individual - $1530, Per Couple/Concession - $3060


Course Providers within TASMAINIA

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TAFE Tasmania,Launceston

Course Location/s:
Courses provided at Alanvale Campus situated in Launceston
Contact: Contact Glenda Edmunds for information, on Ph : (03) 6336 2722.
Website: http://www.tafe.tas.edu.au/institute/index.htm
Other Information:
Diploma in levels 3-4 For 40 wks over 3 yrs. Prices below refer to costs per module
Average Cost : Per Individual - $101, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown

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TAFE Tasmania.Hobart

Course Location/s:
Courses will be held at Hobart TAFE
Contact: Contact or Maureen Kershaw for more infomation, on Ph : (03) 6233 7906.
Website: http://www.tafe.tas.edu.au/institute/index.htm
Other Information:
The TAFE offers Certificate 2 and a diploma Course is offered as well ,modules 1-5,Courses will be held Feb-March.The courses are 63 hrs each module, Prices below refer to cost per module
Average Cost : Per Individual - $101, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown


Course Providers within VICTORIA


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Baby Sign Time

Course Location/s:
Courses are usually held in Fairfield, however can be made available in other locations, subject to demand.
Contact: Terri Anderton, Speech Pathologist, MSPA, HANEN certified, on Ph : (03) 9443 8043.
Website: http://www.babysigntime.com
Other Information:
Programmes runs for 3 weeks (2 hour sessions) and costs $120 per person, or $180 per couple for the whole 3 sessions. Bookings are essential. You can pick up a booking form at any library branch, or by calling Terri
Average Cost : Per Individual - $120, Per Couple/Concession - $90

Box Hill TAFE

Course Location/s:
Corses at the following Campus Ceylon Campus 32 Ceylon Street, Nunawading, Whitehorse Campus Address 1000 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, Nelson Campus Address 853 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill Elgar Campus Address 465 Elgar Road, Box Hill,
Contact: see contact details, on Ph : 1300 36 34 30.
Sorry this provider does not have a website.
Other Information:
. These courses will provide a higher level of conversational skills in the Auslan language.Auslan Level 1 and up.Sesions 8,total hrs 16.0
Average Cost : Per Individual - $221, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown

I can't wait to communicate

Course Location/s:
Courses held in Yarrawonga, Bundalong, Wangaratta, Shepparton and surrounding areas
Contact: I Can't Wait to Communicate! - Angela , on Ph : 0429 868 122.
Website: http://
Other Information:
Introductory Workshop ($55) & 5 wk course ($95) available. Fun with songs, themed lessons, interactive classes. Workshop materials inc
Average Cost : Per Individual - $55, Per Couple/Concession - $55

Kangan Batman TAFE

Course Location/s:
Somerton Campus Private Bag 299 Somerton Victoria 3062
Contact: Accredited Courses (AUSLAN) : (03) 9279 2555 Short Courses:(03 )9279 2551 Online Course Info :(03) 9254 3017 Private Bag 299 Somerton Victoria 3062, on Ph : see contact details.
Website: http://www.kangan.edu.au
Other Information:
a multi-discipline TAFE institute, providing industry-designed, nationally-accredited vocational training for a broad range of occupations
Average Cost : Per Individual - Unknown, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown

Makaton - Victoria

Course Location/s:
Centralised workshops are available in the Melbourne metropolitan area
Contact: For more information, contact Makaton Victoria, on Ph : (03) 9843 2003.
Website: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/centre/sed/makaton/wsvic.html
Other Information:
KEY WORD SIGN & GESTURE Workshop Advanced Key Word Sign
Average Cost : Per Individual - $50, Per Couple/Concession - Unknown

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Monash University

Course Location/s:
Clayton Campus
Contact: Short Courses, on Ph : (03) 9905 3180.
Website: http://www.shortcourses.monash.edu.au/languages.html
Other Information:
Auslan for beginners is available as an 8 wk short course, 2hrs/wk
Average Cost : Per Individual - $172, Per Couple/Concession - $150

Rosanna Fire Station Community House

Course Location/s:
232 Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna
Contact: Clases are held on Tuesday mornings for advanced and Thursday evenings for begginers contact Michelle Gunn, on Ph : (03) 9458 1935.
Website: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~rfsch/
Other Information:
AUSLAN - Beginners & Advanced Courses include finger spelling, basic vocab and daily communication, numbers + colours. Courses run for 9 weeks, 2hrs/wk
Average Cost : Per Individual - $81, Per Couple/Concession - $72

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The AUSLAN Company

Course Location/s:
Courses are run in Aspendale Gardens, Bebleigh, Bundoors, Frankston, Greendborough, Hampton, Hastings, Glen Waverley, Leongatha, Merinda Park, Moorabbin, Mornington, Ringwood, Rosebud, Sale and Shepparton
Contact: 0404 091 772 - (voice) Tracy 0425 777 208 - (sms) Darren Roberts, on Ph : 0404 091 772.
Website: http://www.auslan.net.au
Other Information:
We run 8 week / 16 hour Professional Development in Auslan Levels 1 and 2 (community and workplace based)">">
Average Cost : Per Individual - $140, Per Couple/Concession - $140

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VicDeaf

Course Location/s:
Courses throughout Melbourne
Contact: For information on our upcoming Baby Sign Courses visit our website or e-mail auslan@vicdeaf.com.au Or contact Vicdeaf on: Fax: 9473- 1122 TTY:9473- 1199, on Ph : (03) 9473 1111.
Website: http://www.vicdeaf.com.au
Other Information:
Courses available for "Baby Signers" in Auslan, and in more advanced AUSLAN. Each course usually runs over 8 weeks, at regular intervals.
Average Cost : Per Individual - $150, Per Couple/Concession - $130


Course Providers within WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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Signing Hands

Course Location/s:
Perth and surrounding areas. Current classes available at High Wycombe, Beechcoro, Melville, Swan View, Riverton and Mt Claremont. Other areas also available.
Contact: Debbie Bundock : debbie@signinghands.com.au, on Ph : 0437 803 978.
Website: http://www.signinghands.com.au
Other Information:
Signing Hands offers a range of courses (8 wks) are for parents/carers and babies. Signs are introduced through stories, songs, rhymes and play. Older siblings are most welcome too. One-on-one courses are also available!">">
Average Cost : Per Individual - $125, Per Couple/Concession - $125

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Spot On Speech

Course Location/s:
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Contact: Debbi Young, Speech Pathologist, email: spotonspeech@bigpond.com or , on Ph : (08) 9022 9428.
Website: http://
Other Information:
4-week baby sign courses are offered for parents of babies 6-12 months. Bring your baby, learn over 50 useful signs, play, sing and have fun!
Average Cost : Per Individual - $90, Per Couple/Concession - $90

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WA Deaf Society

Course Location/s:
Courses are held throughout WA, subject to demand
Contact: , on Ph : (08) 9441 2677.
Website: http://www.wadeaf.org.au/
Other Information:
The Introduction to the Deaf Community and its Language course is a 12 hour interactive workshop aimed at increasing awareness of the rich and complex language and culture of the West Australian Deaf community. First Sign workshops are also available
Average Cost : Per Individual - $65, Per Couple/Concession - $65



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