Courses

Certificate II in Auslan

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.

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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.

Employment outcomes

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:

  • Recreation/Sports
  • Notetaker

Assessments

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.

h4>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.

Contact

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.

Local Students

Code

22075VIC

Campuses

PRESTON, PRAHRAN

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 6 months
18 weeks over 6 months
Regional delivery:
33 weeks over 12 months

Part-time: 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 Delivery

Video Link, Regional Blended Program, Flexible, Online, Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$500
Ineligible:$5300
Concession:$100
Materials:$75

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

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

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

Materials

You 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 Requirements

Demonstration of linguistic competence through recognition of prior learning (RPL) is available

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
  • Midyear

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
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.