BUNDABERG: Auslan & Key Word Signing for Early Childhood Workshop

19th November 2017 9am to 5pm at Business Enterprise Centre. Limited places! Book now!

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Enrol in this highly engaging workshop to learn Auslan (Australian Sign Language) + Key Word Signing for Early Childhood Workshop, with deaf Auslan teacher, Lisa Mills.

This workshop is for people who:

  • Work or live with young children
  • Are Childcare Managers / Employees / Students, Parents, Health Professionals / Speech Pathologists, Special Education / Mainstream School Teachers / Teacher Aides, University Education Students, Community Workers
  • Want to be introduced to Auslan (Australian Sign Language) & Key Word Signing
  • Want to attend both a workshop in person & later access all workshop content online in the form of videos in their home or workplace & at their own pace

Workshop & Online Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the workshop & through access of the online course, you will learn the following:

  • Auslan & the benefits of using sign language with young children in the home, childcare & mainstream educational settings
  • Nonverbal communication tactics & behaviour management strategies
  • Nonverbal Transition Games
  • Auslan Vocabulary, Greetings & General Communication
  • The benefits of using sign language with all children including children with special needs
  • Auslan & Key Word Signing to facilitate speech and language development,
  • Auslan & Key Word Signing to build positive relationships with children
  • Auslan & Key Word Signing to facilitate social competence in children
  • Sign-Puppetry, Sign-Storytelling, Sign-Singing, Sign-Yoga & Sign-Games

Free Gifts:
At the workshop you will receive your very own colour printed student handbook 'Auslan + Key Word Signing for Early Childhood'. And upon completion of this workshop you will have FREE access to Baby Sign Language Online (valued at $49) + Auslan Online (Level 1 - valued at $125). Both courses also have student handbooks available as a digital file. The online courses will help to reinforce & develop further your learning of Auslan in the workshop. You will have lifetime access to the online courses.

Plus, you will also receive your very own copy of a 'Sing and Sign with Lisa' DVD featuring 10 contemporary songs with Lisa as the presenter using Key Word Signing (all the signs come from Auslan).

Workshop Trainer:
Lisa Mills is an established Auslan Trainer & registered school teacher with a Graduate Diploma in Education. Lisa also has strong experience as an SEP Teacher in primary to highschool & as an Early Childhood Teacher in ECDP work with nonverbal babies from 18months old to Prep (Early Childhood Development Program), Mainstream Prep to Year 1.

Lisa has delivered many yoga & drama workshops for young children including children with special needs. In her formative years, she worked with the Australian Theatre of the Deaf Company as an actor & director which was a company that toured highly engaging educational sign language shows to schools throughout Australia & overseas.

Lisa is deaf from birth, bilingual in spoken English & Auslan. And, she is married to a deaf man whose only mode of communication is sign language. (To learn more about Lisa's rich & varied career please scroll down this page or visit website

For who:
This is an inclusive workshop accessible to both hard of hearing & hearing adults in the community.

Interpreter Access:
It is possible to arrange an Auslan interpreter to accompany Lisa during this workshop.

Workshop Dates & Times:
Sunday 19th November 9am to 5pm

The breaks will be during these approximate times:
1.Morning Tea will be provided 11.00am to 11.30am
2.Lunch (BYO) 1pm to 2pm
3.Afternoon Tea will be provided 3.30pm to 4.00pm

Workshop Venue:
Business Enterprise Centre, Bundaberg.
Address: Cnr Quay & Tantitha Streets, Bundaberg, QLD, 4670.

Workshop Numbers: Limited Places!
There is high demand for this workshop. Book in quick to avoid missing out!

What is Key Word Signing for Early Childhood?
Sign Language is an expressive, visual & active mode of communication & therefore highly engaging for young children. Key word signing is based on Auslan and involves speaking the full sentence whilst signing only the key words.

Sign Language in Early Childhood promotes:

  • The development of language skills
  • Reinforces language skills already developed
  • Reduces frustration at not being able to express needs
  • Develops understanding of language for communication of emotions
  • Creates feelings of satisfaction & accomplishments
  • Facilitates development of fine motor skills
  • May increase IQ
  • Increases creative thinking
  • Teaches a 2nd language that is formally & nationally recognised in Australia (Auslan)
  • Increases early literacy skills & much more!

Facebook Group:
A facebook event page has been created so you can be kept up to date with workshop details, see any relevant postings Lisa Mills posts on the wall or ask any questions. If you are interested in this event please make sure you click on the interested button on this page.

Investment Options:
There are 5x investment options, please choose the one that suits you best by choosing below. Payment will confirm your spot in the workshop.

Early Bird Option: 1x workshop for 1x person - single investment $155, save $40!!!
This special offer is valid until 31st August 2017

*Inclusive of Colour Printed Student Handbook 'Auslan & Key Word Signing for Early Childhood'
*Inclusive of free Auslan Online Course: Level 1 valued at $125
*Inclusive of Baby Signing Online Course valued at $49
*Inclusive of free gift 'Sing & Sign with Lisa' DVD valued at $32
*Inclusive of Morning Tea & Afternoon Tea
*BYO Lunch
Option 1: 1x workshop for 1x person - single investment $195
Full investment in 1 single payment: $195
*Inclusive list same as the Early Bird option above
Option 2: 1x workshop for 1x person - 2x monthly investments of $110 = $220
Investment Plan for 2-months - pay 50% deposit now & 50% balance next month
*Inclusive list same as the Early Bird option above
Option 3: 1x workshop for 2x persons - single investment $290, save $100!!!
Full investment in 1 single payment: $290 (save $100! each person pays only $145 & saves $50 each person)
*Inclusive list same as the Early Bird option above
Option 4: 2x workshops for 1x person - single investment $290, save $100!!!
Full investment in 1 single payment: $290 (save $100! each workshop at just $145 & saves $50 each workshop)
This option is for purchase of both the Auslan Community Workshop (18th Nov, Bundaberg) & the Auslan + Key Word Signing for Early Childhood Workshop (19th Nov, Bundaberg)
*Inclusive list same as the Early Bird option above
*Inclusive of free Bundled Auslan Online Courses: Level 1 & 2 valued at $250
*Inclusive of free gift 'Look at Me: Deaf Awareness' book valued at $29

Important Notes:
i. All fees paid are non-refundable. If for any reason you cannot make the workshop, your spot in the workshop can be transferable to another person. You will need to find the replacement for your spot in the workshop. Or if there is a waitlist for the workshop the spot can be transferred to the next person at the top of the waitlist.
iii. If for any reason you can't make the workshop you will still be able to access the online courses at no extra cost after delivery of the workshop.
iii. If for any reason the workshop is cancelled, you will will receive a full refund. Or otherwise can opt to do the online course only + receive the free products in the post with 50% discount on fees you have paid - thereby getting a refund of 50% of fees you have paid.

Book now to avoid disappointment! Limited places!

More information:
For more information please email me.

Your Instructor

Lisa Mills
Lisa Mills

My name is Lisa Mills & I am your online tutor. I am a registered school teacher (early childhood, special education, primary & secondary) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts & Drama; & a Graduate Diploma in Education.

I am bilingual in spoken English & BSL (British Sign Language) / Auslan (Australian Sign Language).

Deaf since birth, it wasn’t until my teenage years that I learnt to sign. It was the best thing I ever did as it enabled me to discover my deaf identity & learn ways to be proud of my deafness.

I have published a beautiful hardcover deaf awareness book 'Look at Me: Deaf Awareness' & a sign singing DVD for children called 'Sing & Sign with Lisa'. Both are popular resources! These are both available in my online store.

I am also married to a wonderful deaf man from England & we have two gorgeous hearing children 4y.o & 2y.o. Both children are growing up to be bilingual in sign language & English. In fact, both are said to be demonstrating very high communication, language & vocabulary skills for their age - thanks to sign language!

Sign language is a beautiful language & has opened many doors for my family & I. And, I anticipate that learning sign language will open new doors for you too.

To view my style of teaching for my Auslan / BSL video tutorials please click on this youtube link. This video clip is number 1 on Google rankings for Auslan fingerspelling. It has many views, likes & comments. Please note this is an Auslan fingerspelling video tutorial. However, if you are here to learn BSL Online, you too can benefit from this video because Auslan & BSL fingerspelling are the same. Do take a look!

I am also a trained yoga teacher with over 500hrs of training in Level 1 (200hrs) & Level 2 (300hrs) Yoga Alliance accredited courses. This training was predominantly in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar & Hatha Yoga as well as Yoga Anatomy, Pranayama, Meditation & Ayurveda. In addition to this training I have completed Level 1 & 2 teacher training in Children's Yoga, Special Yoga (for children with disabilities) & Prenatal Yoga.

To view my style of teaching deaf yoga please click on this youtube link. This is a new video clip & is currently being very well received. It highlights ways to make yoga accessible to deaf people.

I trust that you will enjoy learning online with me. I take great pride in my training courses & like to deliver the best I can give. This website is a fantastic place to do online training with me and it is very user-friendly.

If you are in Australia, I am also available for special request group bookings. I have delivered many onsite training workshops for community, education & corporate groups. For more information about my face to face training workshops & retreats please visit my website

And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me. My email address is

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the online course start and finish?
The online course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. *Online courses given for free with face to face training workshops are only accessible upon completion of workshop.
How long do I have access to the online course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to the online course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the online course?
We would never want you to be unhappy with your online course! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days and we will give you a full refund. *Online courses given for free with face to face training workshops are not refundable.

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