Courses

Certificate II in Auslan

PSP20218

Learn Auslan to communicate with people who are Deaf and hard of hearing. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Auslan is the beginning of the only accredited training pathway to learn Australian Sign Language.

A start in Auslan

This course Is an introduction to Auslan. You will also learn about the history and culture of the Australian Deaf community. At the end of this course, you will have basic Auslan communication skills.

Make connections with the Deaf community

You will have opportunities to participate in a number of Deaf community-based activities and events.

Work with people who are Deaf and hard of hearing

The Certificate II in Auslan is the start your Auslan studies. At the completion of Certificate II, you could expect to use your skills in recreation, sports, or as a note taker.

Assessment

You will do two assessments per study unit. These assessments are spread throughout the course. Assessment focuses on a range of language and communication skills. You will be assessed in class, via video submission, and through online theory assessments.

Local Students

Code

PSP20218

Campuses

Preston, Prahran

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: available
1 semester
Regional delivery:
38 weeks over 12 months

Part-time: available
2 semesters
Regional delivery:
Part time Regional Delivery is also available

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Video Link, Face-to-face, Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$750
Ineligible:$6700
Concession:$150

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

A range of assessment methods will be conducted throughout this course including observation, testing, assignments and group work

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in 22077VICCertificate III in Auslan and also the 22078VIC Certificate IV in Auslan

Career Pathways

This is an introductory course for Auslan and will provide basic communicative skills to converse with deaf people. To gain employment within the services sector you will need to complete the 22077VIC Certificate III in Auslan

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
PSPLAN001 CONVERSE IN AUSLAN AT A BASIC USER LEVEL 370
PSPLAN002 COMPARE THE FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AUSLAN AND ENGLISH STRUCTURE 50
PSPLAN003 SOURCE INFORMATION ON DEAF CULTURE, AND COMMUNICATE ACCORDING TO DEAF PROTOCOL 100

Skills Recognition

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2.