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.
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.
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.
DepartmentBridging and Prep
33 weeks over 12 months
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 DeliveryVideo Link, Face-to-face, Online, Classroom
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
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.
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.