Auslan language programs in Victorian education settings

Over 50 languages are taught in mainstream Victorian government primary and secondary schools, with Chinese (Mandarin), Italian, Japanese, Indonesian, French, Auslan, Spanish and German the most studied languages.

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/discipline/languages/Pages/default.aspx

Below is an interactive map of current Victorian schools offering Auslan as part of their school language program (information has been taken for the Department of Education and Training's language program records last updated May 2019).

Use this map to find your closest educational service offering Auslan as part of their language program.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1tIiPlrjI-pDqVfkGUJPBMkdCRiFzeJGW


Early Childhood Language Program

In 2018 the Victorian Government invested $17.9 million in funding to enable over 6,000 preschool children to learn another language each year.

This investment has enabled 160 early childhood services to deliver part of their kindergarten program in another language. Of these 160 early childhood services, 31 are currently delivering part of their kindergarten program in Auslan.

To find out more about the program and which early childhood services are offering an Auslan program please head to -

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/Pages/eclanguageprograms.aspx?Redirect=1

Auslan as a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) subject (school years 11 and 12)

There are numbers schools which offer Auslan as a VCE subject. Please see table below.

School NamePhoneSuburbSectorStudy Name
Bendigo Senior Secondary College(03) 5443 1222BENDIGOGovernmentAuslan
Charles La Trobe P-12 College(03) 9223 1400MACLEOD WESTGovernmentAuslan
Clonard College(03) 5278 2155HERNE HILLCatholicAuslan
Forest Hill College(03) 9814 9444BURWOOD EASTGovernmentAuslan
Greater Shepparton Secondary College- Wanganui Campus(03) 5820 9900SHEPPARTONGovernmentAuslan
Hopetoun P-12 College(03) 5083 3203HOPETOUNGovernmentAuslan
Loreto College(03) 5329 6100BALLARATCatholicAuslan
Salesian College Sunbury(03) 9744 0000SUNBURYCatholicAuslan
Santa Maria College(03) 9488 1600NORTHCOTECatholicAuslan
Victorian College for the Deaf(03) 9510 1706MELBOURNEGovernmentAuslan

 http://schlprv.vcaa.vic.edu.au/schoolsstudiessearch/

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