Courses

Certificate III in Auslan

22077VIC

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.

    Local Students

    Code

    22077VIC

    Campuses

    PRESTON, PRAHRAN

    Department

    Bridging and Prep
    03 9269 8400

    Duration

    Full-time: available
    1 semester
    Regional Delivery:
    33 weeks over 12 months

    Part-time: available
    2 semesters

    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 Course Advisor

    Modes of Delivery

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

    Fees

    Eligible:$575
    Ineligible:$5500
    Concession:$115

    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.

    Enrolment Intake

    • February
    • July

    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
    VU20235 USE ROUTINE AUSLAN FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES 95
    VU20236 USE ROUTINE AUSLAN FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 95
    VU20237 USE ROUTINE AUSLAN FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES 95
    VU20238 USE ROUTINE AUSLAN FOR SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY PURPOSES 95
    VU20239 IDENTIFY ISSUES IN AUSTRALIAN DEAF HISTORY 30
    VU20240 ANALYSE THE STRUCTURES OF SIGNS IN AUSLAN 50

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    Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.