FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question: Are the videos in the Online Auslan Courses taught by a qualified Auslan
Answer: Yes, the videos in this Online Auslan Courses is being taught by a Deaf
native Auslan user who previously worked as a Teacher of the Deaf with LOTE Auslan qualifications.
Question: The Auslan signs in the videos, are they Northern or
Answer: The signs used in the videos are from the Victorian
state, which uses the Southern Dialect of Auslan (Vic, SA, TAS, WA, NT).
Most of the signs are the same all over Australia, except for a few
(especially colours). Deaf people have no trouble understanding each other. If you are from Qld or NSW (which uses the Northern
Dialect of Auslan), you may like to double check the signs with someone who
is knowledgeable about the signs from your State.
Northern Dialect (NSW and Qld) may be added in the videos in the future.
Question: Will I get a certification for completing the course?
Answer: If you are doing this course independently, the Auslan Family
Signs course has a certificate of completion at the end (obtainable only if
you answer questions correctly) where you can download and put down your
name on it.
If you are doing this online course with your Auslan
Tutor, your Auslan Tutor may provide you with a Certificate showing that you
have undertaken and completed this course with them. This varies with each Auslan
If you would like a national recognition,
Melbourne Polytechnic provides
certified courses in Auslan and a Diploma in Auslan.
Question: I'm a brand newbie in Auslan, how can I follow the videos if
they're in Auslan?
Answer: All videos have subtitles where necessary, so you can easily
follow and learn along the way.
FOR INTERESTED AUSLAN TUTORS
If you are an independent Auslan tutor and
you'd like to teach Auslan to your students/clients/families using our e-books and
use our online videos (they are very easy to teach, there is no additional preparation
needed - you just follow what's in the e-book and videos), please
contact us to discuss about it and for permission agreements.
Please note that you must be fluent in Auslan to qualify to teach (a qualified Auslan
teacher, or a native Auslan signer, or a qualified Auslan interpreter).
Auslan Tutors from all States in Australia are welcome (VIC, SA, TAS, WA,
NT, QLD, NSW).
The Auslan signs being taught in the books and videos are from the Victorian
State, but if you are from another State, you can inform your students and
clients know about
the sign differences when tutoring them.