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.
- 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.
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
- 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.
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.
DepartmentBridging and Prep
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
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
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 RequirementsSuccessful completion of Certificate III or equivalent.
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.
|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|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.