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All signs point to TAFE New England Auslan Course

TAFE New England has responded to calls from the community to develop an Auslan course for delivery at the Tamworth campus. Further to the article in the Northern Daily Leader on Saturday 27 June, TAFE New England was inundated with enquiries on social media for information regarding the course.


As of close of business on Friday 3 July, the first Basic Auslan I course has reached enrolment capacity. TAFE New England has been quick to respond to this demand and has developed a second course to meet this need and so that community members don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn basic sign language skills.


“We have been overwhelmed with the response to the development of this course”, Student Services Director Cheryl Wilson said.


“This is a great example of the benefits of social media and how TAFE New England continually strives to meet the needs of the community by developing innovative courses”, Ms Wilson added.


The Basic Auslan I course will begin with finger spelling and greetings signing and, depending on demand upon completion of this course, a subsequent course will be developed for students to take the next step to further their Auslan skills.


The second Auslan course will be held on Thursday evenings from 23 July. To obtain further information or to enrol, members of the community can contact Nicky Turner on 6768 2204, or by sending TAFE New England a private message on Facebook with their contact details to receive course information.