Courses

Diploma of Auslan

PSP51018

Do you want to bring your Auslan skills to an advanced level? The accredited Diploma of Auslan will help you communicate at an advanced and professional level with Deaf and hard-of hearing people.

By the end of this course, all of the skills you learnt in earlier Auslan courses will come together so you can develop further in specialist areas.

In the second half of the semester, you will do two weeks of work experience. You will work with an organisation for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing. This will help you get real life, professional experience working with the Deaf community.

The Diploma of Auslan course is the minimum requirement for entry into the Diploma of Interpreting course at RMIT.

Employment Outcomes

This is a pre-vocational study course. After this course, you can move into a course in:

  • Aged care
  • Early intervention
  • DeafBlind support
  • Employment consultancy
  • Counselling

Work Placement

You will complete two weeks of work experience at an organisation that supports the Deaf community.

Assessments

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.

Local Students

Code

PSP51018

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

Face-to-face, Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$2754
Ineligible:$25980
Concession:$551

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 supply your own stationery and writing materials.

Entrance Requirements

Successful completion of Certificate IV or equivalent.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of the Diploma allows you to take your studies of Auslan further in interpreting, or learning international sign languages

Career Pathways

This Diploma will enable you to work as an Auslan interpreter in schools and other industries involving deaf people

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
PSPLAN012 CONVERSE IN AUSLAN AT A PROFICIENT USER LEVEL 380
PSPLAN013 ANALYSE THE SEMANTICS AND SOCIOLINGUISTICS OF AUSLAN 60
PSPLAN014 CONVEY INFORMATION BETWEEN AUSLAN AND ENGLISH 50
PSPLAN015 RESEARCH THE ROLE OF AN AUSLAN INTERPRETER 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 5.