Auslan Training provides accredited training pathways if you want to communicate effectively with deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. Our industry recognised Auslan training and course outcomes will open positive career pathways.
Sign your way into an Auslan language career
Our popular accredited training pathway program provides you with the perfect opportunity to communicate effectively with deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. It includes language use for discussing and exchanging information about a range of more complex topics than that covered in Certificate II and III.
You will gain:
- intermediate to advanced Auslan communication skills
- an understanding of the linguistics differences between Auslan and English which will enable a more natural communication competence
- opportunities to interact with deaf adults in a range of settings
The Certificate IV in Auslan also offers a range of elective subjects, such as:
- communicating with DeafBlind people
- sport in the Deaf Community
- comparing Auslan to other signed languages around the world
This is a pre-vocational study course and employment outcomes may include:
- research assistant
- working in the performing arts
- community work
- youth or disability worker
Industry connections and resources
deafConnectEd oversees government funding for the Certificate IV in Auslan, 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.
You will be provided with opportunities to participate in a number of Deaf community based activities and events.
Each unit of study carries two assessments, spread throughout the course and you are assessed on a range of language and communication skills using a variety of methods. Some assessments are conducted in class and others are by video submission. In addition to language assessments, our online theory units delivered through the Learning Management System (LMS) Moodle, also carries assessments.
h4>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.
For any additional information on the Certificate IV in Auslan, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
DepartmentBridging and Prep
18 weeks over 6 months
36 weeks over 12 months
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryFlexible, 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 provide your own stationery, books and any writing materials
Entrance RequirementsYou must have successfully completed the 22077VICCertificate III in Auslan qualification or demonstrate linguistic competence at this level through recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of the Certificate IV in Auslan will allow you to enrol in the 22081VIC Diploma of Auslan
Career PathwaysThis course is an important step on your way to working in deaf organisations in a variety of roles
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.
|VPAU456||TAKE NOTES FOR DEAF, HARD OF HEARING AND DEAFBLIND PEOPLE||40|
|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|
|VU20250||COMPARE OTHER SIGN LANGUAGES AND COMMUNICATION WITH AUSLAN||20|
|VU20252||CONDUCT INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH PROJECT||20|
|VU20253||IDENTIFY CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING||20|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.