The Deaf Society | Auslan Courses

1Sign Language classes Term 4 - Message (HTML)Want to learn Sign Language??

Exciting news…We have 2 courses to choose from in our local area. We need more people to learn Sign Language as we approach the NDIS.

Option 1 | ‘Sign Language 1’

Runs at Dapto Ribbonwood Centre starting on 12th October for 7 x Monday nights, 6-8pm.

This is an introductory basic Sign Language course for anyone (over 14yrs, 9months) For more information please have a look here and click on Sign Language 1.

You can call our Student Support Officer Rachael on 02 8833 3604 or email her at with any questions.

Sign Language classes Term 4 - Message (HTML)Option 2 | ‘Certificate II in Auslan’

The first time we have offered an Accredited course in Auslan in this area. You will get a ‘Certificate II in Auslan’ at the end of your course. It starts on 23rd October in Kiama.

We are excited to announce that we will be offering the Certificate II in Auslan in 4 new locations! 

Auslan or Australian Sign Language is the language of the Australian Deaf Community. It’s a unique and rich visual language. The course is taught by everyday users of Auslan who will share the nuances of this beautiful language in a fun and supportive environment. In Certificate II you will learn to communicate visually using gestures, body language and facial expressions.

Starting on Friday, 23rd October 2015, the course is delivered in our innovative blended learning model which allows you greater flexibility. The theory component of the course is completed online at your own pace while the language component is completed face-to-face over six weekends.

Certificate II enrolments close at 5pm, Sunday 18th October 2015. For more information about the course, locations and timetables visit our website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Student Support Officer, Rachel on or 8833 3604.


The Deaf Society | New Home

The Deaf Society (South Coast office) is looking for a new home. We have been on the South Coast for approximately 7 years providing Deaf Society Services to the local Deaf Communities.

We would like to rent an office space within another local service (in the Shellharbour – Warrawong area, possibly Wollongong if needed).

If you have a space which may be appropriate for us, please contact Sara on or mobile 0406 940 899.

We are happy to have a chat with anyone, and answer any questions which may help us to find a place where we can continue to provide our service to the South Coast Deaf Communities.