Courses

Certificate III in Auslan

PSP30218

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.

Employment outcomes

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:

  • Administration
  • Child care
  • Religion
  • ICT services
  • Occupational therapy
  • Assessments

    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.

    Local Students

    Code

    PSP30218

    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.

    Modes of Delivery

    Video Link, Face-to-face, Classroom

    Fees

    Eligible:$1481
    Ineligible:$13230
    Concession:$297

    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.

    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

    Successful completion of Certificate II or equivalent.

    Pathways to further study

    Successful 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 Pathways

    Graduates 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.

    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
    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

    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 3.