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About MyAuslan Academy

Our goal:

MyAuslan Academy aims to provide an easy, accessible and innovative portal to learning Auslan, and an understanding of the culture it supports.

We offer courses designed for:

  • Families and friends of deaf children or adults.
  • Anyone who regularly encounters deaf people as customers/clients/patients etc in a range of occupations.
  • Deaf people of any age who wants a deeper understanding of their language and culture.

What's Involved?

  • Our Auslan courses are conducted live via Zoom.  Join from the comfort of your home, or from work or wherever you wish.
  • Our teaching method is highly interactive, and we use very small groups to ensure you can see the tutor’s signing clearly and they can see yours.
  • You will also get access to student handbooks and online video resources to help you practice.
  • You don’t need to know any Auslan to start – we have courses catering for complete beginners.  And you can progress to more advanced courses too.





Our Programs

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Frequently Asked Questions


If I have purchased a package of courses how long do I have to complete them?

One year from the time of purchase.

After purchasing a course, for how long will I have access to the course material?

One year from the time of purchase.

Are your courses suitable for beginners or do I already need to know some Auslan?

 You don’t need to know any Auslan in order to do our Foundation courses. Some of our other courses require you to have completed the Foundation stage. Click on the course you are interested in for more information about requirements.

Are there any prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites to doing the Foundation courses . Some of our other courses do require you to have completed the Foundation stage, and some specialist courses (eg Advanced Linguistics) require a minimum level of conversational fluency.

Are your courses the same level as TAFE ?

Our Foundation courses are equivalent to Auslan courses offered at community colleges. Completing them will leave you well prepared for undertaking studies at TAFE at the level of Certificate II. Some of our specialist courses are not available at TAFE or other institutions.

Will I get a formal qualification?

You will receive a certificate of attainment. However, our courses are not currently registered under the Australian qualifications framework (AQF).

How long will it take me to become fluent in Auslan?

Like any language fluency depends on frequency of exposure and usage. To improve your Auslan fluency, take advantage of our tutoring services or attend our Auslan Immersion workshops, and get involved with a group of Auslan users.

Can Deaf people do your courses too, or only Hearing?

Deaf people are very welcome to do our courses and will find them fully accessible.

Zoomtorials and Tutoring

How long is a Zoomtorial?

Each session runs for approx 45 mins.

How many students will be in each Zoomtorial?

A maximum of five students, plus the Tutor.

When are the "zoomtorials" scheduled? Do you have "zoomtorials" in the evenings or weekends as I work during the day ?
There will generally be several scheduling options offered for zoomtorials for each course, including evenings and/or weekends.
Can we do the "zoomtorials" as a family group? Or a work team?

You can do the zoom tutorials as a family group or team provided each person has purchased the course. If you find there is no suitable Zoomtorial session with sufficient vacancies to accommodate your group, please email us at academy@myauslan.com and we may be able to schedule a special session for you

Can I get one-on-one tutoring in my home, or only online?

In-home tutoring is available in selected areas. Click on Tutoring for more details.

Costs and Payment

Can I get a refund if I find the course doesn't meet my needs?

If you have purchased a package of courses, and after completing the first one find that the program is not suitable for you, we will refund the package price less the cost of a single course. Such refunds must be claimed within 14 days of purchasing the package and will not be available if you have commenced a second course. Refunds are not available for a single course purchase.

Do you offer group discounts for families?

Family packages are available for groups of four or more. See how course menu for more details, or email us at academy@myauslan.com.

  • A proud Deaf bilingual native Auslan user (quite a mouthful, eh?), a mother to 4 non-deaf human kids and a large collection of furry & feathery kids.
  • A bibliophile and a writer.
  • Taught Auslan for over 30 years to people from 0 to 99 (yes, I like Lego).
  • Degrees in Linguistics, Education, and Family History (I know – I am a geek!).
  • A hunter and collector of both dead and living deaf people in Australia.
  • Fun fact – I have over 15 deaf relatives in my family, spanning 4 generations.