Events

  • Tues 31 Jan 2023 – Basic Training – Blended

    In this introductory key word sign course, you will learn about the principles of key word sign and gesture, who it can be used with and how it can be used alongside other ways of communicating. You will understand how key word sign is different to Auslan, the language of the Deaf Community in Australia.

    In the practical component of the course you will learn up to 80 new signs along with common natural gestures. You will have the opportunity to practice using speech and signs together in interactive activities, building your skills in a safe and fun group environment. You will leave the workshop with a detailed plan of the next steps in your key word sign journey, as well as a host of helpful resources to support your learning.

    You will complete the theory component of your training as a self-paced eLearning module. You can learn flexibly in your own time and complete your training around other commitments. The eLearning will take you between 1 – 2 hrs. You will then complete the practical component of your training virtually online, where you, your trainer and the other participants will join from their computers.

    Register to Attend
  • Tues 31 Jan 2023 – Basic Training – Full Day Workshop

    In this introductory key word sign course, you will learn about the principles of key word sign and gesture, who it can be used with and how it can be used alongside other ways of communicating. You will understand how key word sign is different to Auslan, the language of the Deaf Community in Australia.

    In the practical component of the course you will learn up to 80 new signs along with common natural gestures. You will have the opportunity to practice using speech and signs together in interactive activities, building your skills in a safe and fun group environment. You will leave the workshop with a detailed plan of the next steps in your key word sign journey, as well as a host of helpful resources to support your learning.

    You can to do this virtually online, where you, your trainer and the other participants will join from their computers.

    Register to Attend
  • Wed 15 Feb 2023 – Basic Training – Full Day Workshop

    In this introductory key word sign course, you will learn about the principles of key word sign and gesture, who it can be used with and how it can be used alongside other ways of communicating. You will understand how key word sign is different to Auslan, the language of the Deaf Community in Australia.

    In the practical component of the course you will learn up to 80 new signs along with common natural gestures. You will have the opportunity to practice using speech and signs together in interactive activities, building your skills in a safe and fun group environment. You will leave the workshop with a detailed plan of the next steps in your key word sign journey, as well as a host of helpful resources to support your learning.

    You can to do this virtually online, where you, your trainer and the other participants will join from their computers.

    Register to Attend
  • Tue 21 March 2023 – Basic Training – Full Day Workshop

    In this introductory key word sign course, you will learn about the principles of key word sign and gesture, who it can be used with and how it can be used alongside other ways of communicating. You will understand how key word sign is different to Auslan, the language of the Deaf Community in Australia.

    In the practical component of the course you will learn up to 80 new signs along with common natural gestures. You will have the opportunity to practice using speech and signs together in interactive activities, building your skills in a safe and fun group environment. You will leave the workshop with a detailed plan of the next steps in your key word sign journey, as well as a host of helpful resources to support your learning.

    You can to do this virtually online, where you, your trainer and the other participants will join from their computers.

    Register to Attend
  • Thur 30 March 2023 – Intermediate Training – Blended

    In this intermediate key word sign course, you will build your knowledge of key word sign and gesture including how to select and individualise signs for familiar, everyday activities, routines, games and songs. You will learn about how to create a sign environment including use of strategies and resources to encourage and support the use of sign. You will have the opportunity to tailor and apply the information to your own personal circumstances and settings.

    In the practical component of the course you will revise the signs of the Interactive Vocabulary learned in ‘Getting Started with Key Word Sign’. You will then learn between 60 – 80 news signs aligned with topics such as: Food, Colours, Animals, People, Places, Action and Numbers. You will also learn the 2-handed fingerspelling alphabet. The focus of this course is building your skills in signing accuracy and fluency through individual, small group and whole group activities. ‘Scripting’ will be introduced as a technique to help identify and embed signs into daily communication activities.

    You will complete the theory component of your training as a self-paced eLearning module. You can learn flexibly in your own time and complete your training around other commitments. The eLearning will take you between 1 – 2 hrs. You will then complete the practical component of your training virtually online, where you, your trainer and the other participants will join from their computers.

    Register to Attend
  • Thur 20 April 2023 – Basic Training – Blended

    In this introductory key word sign course, you will learn about the principles of key word sign and gesture, who it can be used with and how it can be used alongside other ways of communicating. You will understand how key word sign is different to Auslan, the language of the Deaf Community in Australia.

    In the practical component of the course you will learn up to 80 new signs along with common natural gestures. You will have the opportunity to practice using speech and signs together in interactive activities, building your skills in a safe and fun group environment. You will leave the workshop with a detailed plan of the next steps in your key word sign journey, as well as a host of helpful resources to support your learning.

    You will complete the theory component of your training as a self-paced eLearning module. You can learn flexibly in your own time and complete your training around other commitments. The eLearning will take you between 1 – 2 hrs. You will then complete the practical component of your training virtually online, where you, your trainer and the other participants will join from their computers.

    Register to Attend
  • Fri 28 April 2023 – Intermediate Training – Blended

    In this intermediate key word sign course, you will build your knowledge of key word sign and gesture including how to select and individualise signs for familiar, everyday activities, routines, games and songs. You will learn about how to create a sign environment including use of strategies and resources to encourage and support the use of sign. You will have the opportunity to tailor and apply the information to your own personal circumstances and settings.

    In the practical component of the course you will revise the signs of the Interactive Vocabulary learned in ‘Getting Started with Key Word Sign’. You will then learn between 60 – 80 news signs aligned with topics such as: Food, Colours, Animals, People, Places, Action and Numbers. You will also learn the 2-handed fingerspelling alphabet. The focus of this course is building your skills in signing accuracy and fluency through individual, small group and whole group activities. ‘Scripting’ will be introduced as a technique to help identify and embed signs into daily communication activities.

    You will complete the theory component of your training as a self-paced eLearning module. You can learn flexibly in your own time and complete your training around other commitments. The eLearning will take you between 1 – 2 hrs. You will then complete the practical component of your training virtually online, where you, your trainer and the other participants will join from their computers.

    Register to Attend
  • Thur 11 May 2023 – Basic Training – Half-Day Workshop (1 of 2)

    In this introductory key word sign course, you will learn about the principles of key word sign and gesture, who it can be used with and how it can be used alongside other ways of communicating. You will understand how key word sign is different to Auslan, the language of the Deaf Community in Australia.

    In the practical component of the course you will learn up to 80 new signs along with common natural gestures. You will have the opportunity to practice using speech and signs together in interactive activities, building your skills in a safe and fun group environment. You will leave the workshop with a detailed plan of the next steps in your key word sign journey, as well as a host of helpful resources to support your learning.

    You can to do this virtually online, where you, your trainer and the other participants will join from their computers.

    Register to Attend
  • Thur 18 May 2023 – Basic Training – Half-Day Workshop (2 of 2)

    In this introductory key word sign course, you will learn about the principles of key word sign and gesture, who it can be used with and how it can be used alongside other ways of communicating. You will understand how key word sign is different to Auslan, the language of the Deaf Community in Australia.

    In the practical component of the course you will learn up to 80 new signs along with common natural gestures. You will have the opportunity to practice using speech and signs together in interactive activities, building your skills in a safe and fun group environment. You will leave the workshop with a detailed plan of the next steps in your key word sign journey, as well as a host of helpful resources to support your learning.

    You can to do this virtually online, where you, your trainer and the other participants will join from their computers.

    Register to Attend
  • Thur 8 June 2023 – Intermediate Training – Blended

    In this intermediate key word sign course, you will build your knowledge of key word sign and gesture including how to select and individualise signs for familiar, everyday activities, routines, games and songs. You will learn about how to create a sign environment including use of strategies and resources to encourage and support the use of sign. You will have the opportunity to tailor and apply the information to your own personal circumstances and settings.

    In the practical component of the course you will revise the signs of the Interactive Vocabulary learned in ‘Getting Started with Key Word Sign’. You will then learn between 60 – 80 news signs aligned with topics such as: Food, Colours, Animals, People, Places, Action and Numbers. You will also learn the 2-handed fingerspelling alphabet. The focus of this course is building your skills in signing accuracy and fluency through individual, small group and whole group activities. ‘Scripting’ will be introduced as a technique to help identify and embed signs into daily communication activities.

    You will complete the theory component of your training as a self-paced eLearning module. You can learn flexibly in your own time and complete your training around other commitments. The eLearning will take you between 1 – 2 hrs. You will then complete the practical component of your training virtually online, where you, your trainer and the other participants will join from their computers.

    Register to Attend
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