What is Key Word Sign?
Key Word Sign is the use of manual signs and natural gesture to support communication.  
Key Word Sign is used to encourage and support language development in children and adults with communication difficulties. 
How to start using Key Word Sign?
Learning different signs and how to use them for communication is the best way to learn
Key Word Sign.
Key Word Sign Victoria runs “Getting started” sign workshops in Melbourne, Geelong and some regional centres. These workshops give you an excellent interactive signing experience.  Workshops are usually held as 1 day workshops or 2 x half day workshops.

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Next workshop

Sunday 16 March  2019


Bookings for 16 March 2019 workshop
1) via TryBooking (Credit Card payments only)
2) Direct credit. Banking details are on the registraion form.
Complete your registration form, and email it with confirmation of payment to training@keywordsignvictoria.org 
3) Accounts Payable. Email training@keywordsignvictoria.org to request one.
Iage of the Getting Started with Sign. A5 size with a red cover.

Calendar workshops only contact details:

Phone us 0499 522 711 with your enquiry about

Closing date for workshops
One week prior to the  workshop you want to attend.

Questions? Please email training@keywordsignvictoria.org

Workshops on May 4
Make sure you book into the correct one.


Run a workshop for your own home or workplace or kinder or school. Choose the date, time and venue that suits you.

Key Word Sign Australia App

Key Word Sign Australia App

Key Word Sign Australia APP

It has arrived. You can get it from the itunes store.
Use the search term "Key Word Sign"
It will take you straight there.

​Note: it only works on an Ipad at this time.

Sign Update

Look out for an email from the committee.
Remember to R.S.V.P.​ to signupdate@keywordsignvictoria.org

Book training for your own site

Some ideas:
Family training session.
Invite people important to the person you support.
Like, mum, dad, siblings, grandma, grandpa, aunties, uncles, cousins, friends, support workers, integration teacher, teacher, swimming instructor, neighbour, physio, OT, speech pathologist, etc.

Whole team training
Invite all the staff. Include teachers, integration aides or support workers, CEO, admin staff, cleaners, school bus drivers, regular taxi drivers, OT, psychologist, physio, speech patholgoist, NDIS planner etc.



Jimmy P  14/01/1961 - 12/09/2018 (57 years)

It was with sadness that we learnt of the passing of Jimmy on Wednesday,12th September.

​Jimmy was a diehard Hawthorn supporter with names, facts and numbers at the ready, at all times. Every wall and surface of his room was dedicated to his passion.
Lady in pink jacket with AFL Demon's scarf on. Man with AFL Hawthorn T shirt and cap on. Holding up the Key Word Sign Australia Footy Book together.

Jimmy and Ella showing off the Key Word Sign Australia Footy Book 2010 Etihad Stadium

Jimmy was one of the catalysts for the Key Word Sign Australia Footy Book. He used sign to communicate, and needed more people to be able to communicate with him about his passion. Jimmy was guest of honour, along with the then Federal Minister Simon Crean at the launch of the Footy Book at Etihad Stadium in 2010. Jimmy invited his housemates along to the launch to enjoy the special day with him. Jimmy took it all in his stride: kicking footballs down in the change rooms with footballers from the Marngrook Footy Show, singing and signing ‘Up there Cazaly’ and enjoying the footy atmosphere.

There is a dedication to Jimmy on page 3 of the Key Word Sign Australia Footy Book, 2010.
Read it and remember the spirit of Jimmy as you take your own journey of signing all about the footy.

Our condolences to his family and the many people Jimmy touched throughout his life.

Key Word Sign Victoria Committee, 17 September 2018