Certificate III in Auslan


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.

    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.

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    Modes of Delivery

    Video Link, Face-to-face, Online, Classroom


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    Assessment Methods

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

    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.

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    Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.