Getting Started with Key Word Sign Training – 11th & 18th May 2023

$350.00

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

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Date: Thursday 11th & 18th May 2023

Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm (AEST)

Format: Two half-day Workshops

 

Who is it for?

This workshop is suitable for any one who wants to learn about key word sign. It is our introductory qualification and is the pre-requisite for all other courses in our range. You do not need any experience of skills with key word sign to benefit from this course.

Where is it offered?

This workshop is available all across Australia. You can complete the learning in a few different ways, depending on your needs and preferences. All courses are equivalent in time, resources, quality, learning and fun!

  • Full day workshop. You can to do this virtually online, where you, your trainer and the other participants will join from their computers.
  • Two half-day workshops. You can to do this virtually online, where you, your trainer and the other participants will join from their computers.
  • Blended workshop. 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.

Enrolling in this course:

  • To enrol please select the date you prefer from the various dates offered on the online store and add it to your cart. 
  • Note that all times are AEST
  • Enrolments close two weeks prior to training.
  • Sessions are limited to a maximum of 15 learners.
  • If minimum numbers are not met by enrolment deadline, sessions may be postponed/rescheduled.

Are there any pre-requisites?

There are no pre-requisites to complete this introductory course. It is for anyone. Getting Started with Key Word Sign is itself a pre-requisite for all of our other training courses. So, everyone starts their key word sign training with this course.

What training can I do next?

After you have completed the ‘Getting Started with Key Word Sign’ course, you have several training options available.

  1. Complete the full ‘Using Key Word Sign in Daily Life’ training. This is an intermediate qualification and is currently be offered only as a blended workshop in 2023.
  2. Complete the full ‘Teaching Others to Use Key Word Sign’ training. This is an advanced qualification and will be offered only as a blended workshop in 2023.
  3. Complete just the theory component of ‘Teaching Others to Use Key Word Sign’ training. This will be offered as a 1.5 hr self-paced eLearning module. On completion you will be eligible for a Statement of Attainment.
  4. Complete just the practical component of ‘Teaching Others to Use Key Word Sign’ training. This will be offered as a 5 hr face to face workshop either in person or virtually online. On completion you will be eligible for a Statement of Attainment.

Contact us

Should you have any questions regarding Key Word Sign Training please do not hesitate to contact us be emailing contact@kwsa.org.au

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