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Learning Auslan (Australian Sign Language) can create a bridge between two different worlds, helping members of the deaf and hearing impaired community to communicate with their families, colleagues, and the wider community. Skills in Auslan can open up a range of career opportunities across a number of fields including aged care, child care, community services, health care, and youth work.

Job prospects for community workers in Australia are strong with over 60,000 people employed as welfare support workers in 2015. Job openings over the next five years are expected to be up to 50,000 with employers looking for qualified candidates who are caring, compassionate, and can communicate well with others.

Our Auslan courses offer an advanced understanding of historical trends and issues within the deaf and hearing impaired community. Apply principles of learning Auslan as a second language, learn how to recognise the characteristics of signs, and provide simple information at home, in the workplace, or in the wider community.

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Career outcomes
  • Administration officer

  • Aged care worker

  • Case worker

  • Child care worker

  • Community worker

  • Integration aide

  • Teacher's aide

  • Youth worker

 
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Study Auslan with TAFE Queensland

Learn Auslan from teachers who are deaf and know Auslan as a first language. Our practical courses and dedicated teachers will ensure you graduate with the skills you need to communicate with people in the hearing impaired community in a variety of contexts.

 

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