Courses

Certificate IV in Auslan

PSP40818

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.

Local Students

Code

PSP40818

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, Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$2204
Ineligible:$19701
Concession:$441

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
PSPLAN001 CONVERSE IN AUSLAN AT A BASIC USER LEVEL 370
PSPLAN002 COMPARE THE FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCES BETWEEN AUSLAN AND ENGLISH STRUCTURE 50
PSPLAN003 SOURCE INFORMATION ON DEAF CULTURE, AND COMMUNICATE ACCORDING TO DEAF PROTOCOL 100
PSPLAN004 CONVERSE IN AUSLAN AT AN INDEPENDENT USER LEVEL (FAMILIAR SUBJECTS) 370
PSPLAN005 ANALYSE THE STRUCTURE OF AUSLAN SIGNS 80
PSPLAN006 RESEARCH THE DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS FOR AUSTRALIAN DEAF COMMUNITIES 80
PSPLAN007 CONVERSE IN AUSLAN AT AN INDEPENDENT USER LEVEL (ABSTRACT AND CONCRETE NOTIONS) 370
PSPLAN008 COMPARE THE STRUCTURE OF SENTENCES IN AUSLAN AND ENGLISH 60
PSPLAN009 COMPARE OTHER SIGN LANGUAGES TO AUSLAN 50
PSPLAN010 COMMUNICATE WITH DEAFBLIND PEOPLE 60
PSPLAN011 TAKE NOTES FOR DEAF, HARD OF HEARING AND DEAFBLIND PEOPLE 50

Skills Recognition

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4.