Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Auslan is the beginning of an accredited training pathway for people who want to communicate effectively with deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. This course is ideal if you want to learn Auslan for personal reasons or if you aspire to effectively communicate with deaf people in services and/or working environment.
A start in Auslan
A Certificate II in Auslan qualification will provide introductory training in Auslan. At the completion of this course learners will have basic communication skills required for communicating with Deaf people. The history and culture of Deaf people in Australia is also taught.
Industry connections and resources
deafConnectEd oversees government funding for this course, as an agent for the Victorian Auslan Training Consortium (VATC). Melbourne Polytechnic comes under the umbrella of VATC, along with La Trobe University and VicDeaf.
Learners will be provided with opportunities to participate in a number of Deaf community based activities and events.
The Certificate II in Auslan is the start of a study pathway to becoming more fluent in Auslan. At the completion of Certificate II learners could be expected to use their skills in these types of jobs:
Each unit of study carries two assessments. These assessments are spread throughout the course and students are assessed on a range of language and communication skills using a variety of methods. Some assessments are conducted in class and others are via video submission. In addition to language assessments our online theory units delivered via our Learning Management System (LMS) Moodle, also carries assessments.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
For any additional information on the Certificate II in Auslan, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.
CampusesPRESTON, PRAHRAN, E-Campus
DepartmentBridging and Prep
18 weeks over 6 months
33 weeks over 12 months
36 weeks over 12 months
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryVideo Link, Regional Blended Program, Flexible, Online, Classroom
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 Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsA range of assessment methods will be conducted throughout this course including observation, testing, assignments and group work
MaterialsYou are required to bring your own stationery and writing materials. Ideally you should have access to the Internet, which will allow for participation in online/blended delivery of the course.
Entrance RequirementsDemonstration of linguistic competence through recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in 22077VICCertificate III in Auslan and also the 22078VIC Certificate IV in Auslan
Career PathwaysThis 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
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.
|VU20228||USE SIMPLE AUSLAN FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES||80|
|VU20229||USE SIMPLE AUSLAN FOR LEARNING PURPOSES||80|
|VU20230||USE SIMPLE AUSLAN FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES||80|
|VU20231||USE SIMPLE AUSLAN FOR SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY PURPOSES||80|
|VU20232||OUTLINE THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL CONDITIONS FOR DEAF COMMUNITIES||50|
|VU20233||APPLY BASIC PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING AUSLAN AS A SECOND LANGUAGE||40|
|VU20234||IDENTIFY SIGNIFICANT FEATURES OF DEAF COMMUNITY AND CULTURE||40|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.