Diploma of Auslan


Are you looking to work in an industry involving deaf people? Auslan Training with us, will provide you with accredited training pathways so you can communicate effectively with deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adults.


Learn Advanced Auslan

By the end of this course, you will have gained advanced Auslan skills suitable for interacting and communicating with a wide range of people from the deaf community. All skills and competencies gained from earlier certificates come together in a consolidated and unified way which provides a foundation for further development in specialist areas.

As part of the course, a work experience placement offers you with real life experiences working with a range of people in organisations running programs and services for deaf and hard of hearing people. The placement occurs twice in the second half of the semester.

Employment Outcomes

This is a pre-vocational study course. The employment outcomes may include:

  • aged care
  • early intervention
  • deafBlind support worker
  • employment consultant
  • counsellor

Career Pathways

This course can provide you with the necessary skills to effectively employ and adapt for other vocational courses such as education (teacher of the deaf), counselling and early intervention.


Each unit of study carries two assessments, spread throughout the course. You will be 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 Diploma of Auslan, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

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Full-time: 6 months
18 weeks over 6 months

Part-time: 12 months
36 weeks over 12 months

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 Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Flexible, 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

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


You are required to supply your own stationery and writing materials.

Entrance Requirements

You will need a 22078VIC Certificate IV in Auslan qualification or be able to demonstrate linguistic competence at this level through recognition of prior learning (RPL)

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

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.