The Certificate III in Auslan program continues to build on the skills learnt in Certificate II and you will begin to consolidate your basic skills in order to prepare for the next level Auslan courses. Completing a Certificate III course will open up more employment pathways within the community.
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 continue their Auslan language acquisition to then apply in a variety of everyday situations. Students will start to develop an understanding of the linguistics of Auslan and the difference to English.
Industry connections and resources
deafConnectEd oversees government funding for this course, as an agent for the Victorian Auslan Training Consortium (VATC). Melbourne Polytechnic comes under the umbrella of the VATC, along with La Trobe University and Vicdeaf.
Learners will be provided with opportunities 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 becoming more fluent in Auslan. At the completion of this pre-vocational course you could be expected to use their skills in these types of jobs:
- administration officer
- child care
- ICT services
- occupational therapy
Each unit of study carries two assessments. These assessments are spread throughout the course and 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 carries 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
Fri - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryVideo Link, Face-to-face, Online, Classroom
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 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.
|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|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.