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An Auslan interpreter is fluent in English and Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Their primary role is to facilitate communication between students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing and their teachers, administration staff and fellow students.

It is important that the student, teacher and interpreter all clearly understand their roles in the classroom and how to work together to create the most productive and inclusive learning environment possible.

If you are new to working with interpreters in a primary, secondary or tertiary setting, please read this helpful guide created by deafConnectEd:

Working with an Auslan Interpreter in the Classroom
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Other helpful resources:

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Deaf Connected (opens in a new window)

Classroom Interpreting (opens in a new window)