Auslan (Australian Sign Language) is the language of the Australian Deaf community.
Auslan courses are run over a 6 week period for two hours per class, or can be tailored to accommodate your individual needs. 12 hours are required to complete the introductory course.
Auslan classes can be conducted at your workplace, or at a designated venue of your choice to provide training for colleagues and employees.
These classes traditionally involve the following skills which provide the attendees with basic skills in communicating with Deaf people in the community:
- general conversational communication
- alphabet finger-spelling
- grammatical structure
- popular expressions
Classes are fun and practical and can include signs that are specific to your workplace. One of our specialised professional team members will design and present a workshop that is tailored to suit the needs of your business.
We also provide one on one intensive tutoring.
Our packages include training for up to fifteen colleagues and/or employees.
Deaf Awareness Training
Deaf awareness training provides information and advice on all aspects of how to interact with Deaf clients, employees and colleagues. Our organisation conducts Deaf awareness training which can be held at your workplace; we provide maximum training in the most time efficient way, ensuring that your employees are learning in a familiar environment where they feel most comfortable.
As well as providing advice on technical communication accommodations, basic training can be provided for:
- Deaf culture
- Working with a Deaf colleague
- Inclusive work practices
- Social inclusion
- Rudimentary signs for receptionists and co-workers
- How to use the National Relay Service (NRS)
- Use of the telephone typewriter (TTY)
- Use of SMS, MSN, Facebook, Skype
Our specialists can also provide advice and suggestions on:
- Integrating Deaf employees into the workplace
- New employee orientation
- Available funding opportunities
- Day to day business
- Safety information including:
- visual aids
- flashing lights
Our premium packages include Deaf awareness training and/or Being Deaf Experience workshops.
With a view to efficient time use, two hours of Deaf awareness training for up to fifteen people can be conducted at your workplace.
Being Deaf Experience workshopsHave you ever wondered what it’s like for a Deaf person? This training provides your employees with an experience allowing empathy and understanding. Being Deaf Experience workshops conducted by one of our specialist team members provides a real life, interactive experience for colleagues and employees outlining the daily challenges faced by a Deaf person in a hearing world. As well as raising awareness, the workshops also highlight the importance of understanding Deaf culture and the communication needs of your Deaf clients/colleagues/employees. All workshops are time efficient and can be held in the workplace; this ensures the comfort of all the participants.
This fun, interactive Being Deaf Experience workshop runs for two hours, is presented by Deaf people through the use of an Auslan Interpreter and provides a great opportunity to experience the world through a Deaf person’s eyes.
The key areas addressed in the workshop are:
- Barriers faced on a daily basis for a Deaf person
- Awareness of communication needs
- Understanding of Deaf culture
- Access to information services appropriate to Deaf people
There are two parts to the workshop – the first part focuses on the daily experiences and challenges that a Deaf person faces in a hearing world.
The second part allows the participants to discuss the experiences and gives them an opportunity to learn a little bit of Auslan with the support of an Auslan interpreter.
All presenters hold a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and are actively involved in the Being Deaf Experience presentations.
Our premium packages include Deaf awareness training and/or Being Deaf Experience workshops.With a view to efficient time use, two hours of Deaf awareness training for up to fifteen people can be conducted at your workplace. This on-site training provides maximum training with minimal wastage of time.