Build on the Auslan you learnt in the Certificate II with the Certificate III in Auslan. You will begin to consolidate your basic language skills to prepare for the next level Auslan courses. A Certificate III in Auslan will open up more employment opportunities within the Deaf community.
At the end of this certificate, you will be able to converse in Auslan across a variety of personal and professional settings. You will also be able to use Deaf protocol and customs in your interactions. You will start to develop an understanding of the linguistics of Auslan and its difference to English.
Industry connections and resources
You will have the opportunity to participate in a number of Deaf community-based activities and events.
The Certificate III in Auslan is the continuation of a study pathway to improve Auslan fluency. When you complete this pre-vocational course, you could expect to use your skills across:
Each unit of study carries two assessments. These assessments are spread throughout the course. 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 carry 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
38 weeks over 12 months
Part time Regional Delivery is also available.
Modes of Delivery
Video Link, Face-to-face, 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.
Entrance RequirementsSuccessful completion of Certificate II or equivalent.
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in the Certificate IV qualification, which will enable more fluid and challenging communication with Deaf people. You may also study for the Diploma of Interpreting (Auslan/English).
Career PathwaysGraduates of this certificate will be able to converse in routine Auslan in personal, learning, employment, social and community contexts. This qualification will allow people to use Deaf ‘protocol’ and customs in routine interactions. The course is appropriate for people who want to engage in more complex Auslan discourse in a variety of everyday situations. Students will start to develop an understanding of the linguistics of Auslan and the difference to English.
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.
|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|
|PSPLAN004||CONVERSE IN AUSLAN AT AN INDEPENDENT USER LEVEL (FAMILIAR SUBJECTS)||370|
|PSPLAN005||ANALYSE THE STRUCTURE OF AUSLAN SIGNS||80|
|PSPLAN006||RESEARCH THE DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS FOR AUSTRALIAN DEAF COMMUNITIES||80|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3.