Courses

Diploma of Auslan

22081VIC

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.

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.

Completing 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. The employment outcomes may include:

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

Work Placement

Two weeks work placement is available at this level.

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.

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.

Local Students

Code

22081VIC

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 Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Face-to-face, Online, Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$575
Ineligible:$5500

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

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 Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

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
VU20254 USE SPECIALISED AUSLAN FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES 80
VU20255 USE SPECIALISED AUSLAN FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 80
VU20256 USE SPECIALISED AUSLAN FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES 80
VU20257 USE SPECIALISED AUSLAN FOR SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY PURPOSES 80
VU20258 Analyse the semantics and sociolinguistics of auslan 40
VU20259 CONDUCT INDIVIDUAL AUSLAN LANGUAGE RESEARCH PROJECT 50
VU20260 IDENTIFY THE KEY FACTORS IN MOVING BETWEEN AUSLAN AND ENGLISH 50

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.