This non-award certificate program consists of four courses in Auslan Studies that are sequential in nature and are available for those students wishing to develop an understanding of Auslan (Australian sign language), develop their expressive and receptive skills in Auslan as well as an understanding of the Deaf community and its culture and supporting the linguistic development and education of deaf children. The first course is designed to provide an introduction to studies of Auslan. Subsequent courses build on students' knowledge bases to provide a broader understanding of Auslan, its origins, the formation of signs, and about Deaf community and culture as well as to assist students develop competency in Auslan, receptively and productively. The final course has a focus on professional practice and the use of Auslan. It will develop, support and evaluate a professional practice project within the student's employment domain in education. The program focuses these intentions around the linguistic and educational development of deaf children with an emphasis on understanding language development and the importance of effective communication to enhance educational outcomes. Students successfully completing this certificate program will have demonstrated ability in the production and reception of Auslan to support the learning of deaf students in schools.
Applicants should complete a continuing education certificate program application for enrolment form with a non-refundable application fee of $45 (GST inclusive) and forward it to Student Administration, Student Centre (G33), Parklands Drive, Southport Qld 4215 or Student Administration, Bray Centre (N54), 170 Kessels Road, Nathan Qld 4111.
This campus is located adjacent to Nathan campus with panoramic views to Brisbane, this modern campus is within walking distance of the South East Busway. A bookshop, cafeteria, gym and a state of the art tennis centre are just some of the convenient facilities available on campus to the 4700 students located here. Students can also access welfare, counselling and other support services.