Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will continue to develop practical abilities in both receptive and production skills in Auslan to a level of basic communicative competence. Students are introduced to further key grammatical structures of Auslan and the use of the language in its appropriate cultural and social context.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRamunas McRae

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesSigning skills practice, classroom activities and written responses to comprehension questions, written class exercises, analysing sign language video data..

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThe offering of this subject as a one-week intensive is subject to sufficient enrolments

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Recognise and respond to a range of beginner level and some intermediate level vocabulary and grammatical constructions in Auslan.
02. Produce a range of beginner level and some intermediate level vocabulary items and grammatical constructions in Auslan.
03. Compare and contrast Auslan and English vocabulary and grammar.
04. Compare and contrast the cultural and social contexts in which Auslan and English are used.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRamunas McRae

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 hour lecture per week during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours workshop per week during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two reflective practice exercises (equivalent to 1,500-word)Hurdle requirement: Must obtain a pass in all components of assessment.

N/AOtherIndividualYes20 SILO3, SILO4

One final production task (equivalent to 1,500-word)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2

One initial production task (equivalent to 500-word)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO2

Two 15-minute comprehension tasks (equivalent to 500-word)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1