Courses

Certificate IV in Auslan

22078VIC

Do you want to communicate effectively with the Deaf community? Melbourne Polytechnic offers the only accredited Auslan training. The Certificate IV in Auslan will provide you with advanced Australian sign language skills. Learn Auslan for rewarding career options.

You will:

  • Gain intermediate to advanced Auslan communication skills
  • Learn the linguistic differences between Auslan and English
  • Have opportunities to interact with Deaf adults

The Certificate IV in Auslan also offers elective subjects that include:

  • Communicating with DeafBlind people
  • Sport in the Deaf Community

This course builds on the Certificates II and III in Auslan. You will learn the language you need to discuss and exchange information about complex topics.

Employment Outcomes

This is a pre-vocational study course. A qualification in Auslan can support employment outcomes that include:

  • Research assistant
  • Working in the performing arts
  • Community work
  • Youth or disability worker
  • Education
  • Counsellor
  • Industry connections and resources

Connect with the Deaf community

You will have opportunities to participate in a number of activities and events with the Deaf community.

Assessment

Each unit of study has 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 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.

Local Students

Code

22078VIC

Campuses

Prahran

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: available
1 semester

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:$2203
Ineligible:$19706
Concession:$440

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 provide your own stationery, books and any writing materials

Entrance Requirements

Successful completion of Certificate III or equivalent.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Auslan will allow you to enrol in the 22081VIC Diploma of Auslan

Career Pathways

This course is an important step on your way to working in deaf organisations in a variety of roles

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
VU20241 USE COMPLEX AUSLAN FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES 80
VU20242 USE COMPLEX AUSLAN FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 80
VU20243 USE COMPLEX AUSLAN FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES 80
VU20244 USE COMPLEX AUSLAN FOR SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY PURPOSES 80
VU20245 COMPARE THE STRUCTURE OF SENTENCES IN AUSLAN AND ENGLISH 50
VU20246 APPLY CONCEPTS OF DEAFBLINDNESS 20
VU20247 COMMUNCIATE WITH DEAFBLIND PEOPLE 40
VU20249 IDENTIFY THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SPORT IN THE DEAF COMMUNITY 20

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.