Unlocking Opportunities: The Benefits of Learning Auslan for Workers

In a world that thrives on diversity and inclusivity, the importance of communication cannot be overstated. More than just words, effective communication breaks barriers, fosters understanding, and creates a harmonious environment. This is where Auslan (Australian Sign Language), the language of the Deaf community in Australia, steps in offering a unique and valuable skill set for workers across various industries.

Achieving improved communication

1. Enhanced Communication Skills:

Learning Auslan empowers individuals. For workers, this can translate into more effective collaboration, improved customer interactions, and enhanced team dynamics. The ability to communicate seamlessly with Deaf or hard-of-hearing colleagues, clients, or customers opens doors to new opportunities and strengthens professional relationships.

2. Inclusive Workplaces:

In today’s diverse workplaces, fostering inclusivity is not just a goal but a necessity. By learning Auslan, workers contribute to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and understood. This commitment to inclusivity can have a positive impact on workplace morale, employee satisfaction, and overall productivity.


Professional Development

3. Tailored Professional Courses:

DVLC offer specialised Auslan courses tailored for professional development. These courses not only cover the fundamentals of Auslan but also contextualise the language for specific industries. Recent collaborations with Apple Stores, demonstrate how Auslan can be integrated into technology-focused workplaces, providing workers with the tools they need to excel in their roles. Staff who completed our specialised Auslan course for Apple stores, reported multiple instances where they were able to use their Auslan skills to effectively communicate with customers and meet their needs.

4. Adaptable Skill Set:

Learning Auslan isn’t just about acquiring a new language; it’s about an appreciation of the culture of a unique linguistic group and developing a versatile skill set. Workers can apply their Auslan proficiency in various professional settings, from education to healthcare, customer service to emergency response. This adaptability makes Auslan an asset that goes breaks down communication challenges, proving invaluable in dynamic work environments. Recent students from a nursing background have found the additional terminology catering to their field, extremely helpful in their workplace interactions.


Nurturing Inclusivity in Education

5. Supporting diversity in Education:

Auslan is a powerful tool for educators, especially those working with students with diverse needs. DVLC’s collaboration with Concord School highlights the importance of upgrading teachers’ skills to facilitate effective communication with students who may require alternative methods of expression. By learning Auslan, educators can create a more inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students.

By embracing Auslan, workers not only enrich their personal skill sets but also contribute to the creation of more inclusive and diverse workplaces. The benefits extend beyond professional environments, fostering a society where communication knows no bounds. As we navigate a world that celebrates differences, learning Auslan becomes not just a skill but a powerful statement of commitment to understanding and inclusion.