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Auslan is Australian sign language, a language developed for and by Australians who are Deaf or hard of hearing. With hearing loss on the rise in the Australian population, the demand for Auslan skills is on the rise, both professionally and socially. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Auslan is the beginning of the the only accredited pathway to learn Auslan in Victoria. This course is a prerequisite to Auslan interpreter training, but is also appropriate for friends, colleagues and family members of Deaf and hard of hearing people who would like to increase their accessibility and communication abilities.
This course serves as your introduction to Auslan. You will learn basic signs and simple ways to communicate. You will also learn about the history and culture of the Australian Deaf community and its context within international Deaf communities. Melbourne Polytechnic has a long history within the disability sector, and as Victoria’s sole provider of this accredited pathway to learning Auslan, you will have opportunities to participate in Deaf community-based activities and events with our industry partners.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Auslan is the start of your Auslan education. At the completion of this qualification, you might use your skills in recreation, sports, as a note taker, or with very simple social conversation. To gain employment within the services sector, you can move into the Certificate III in Auslan, and advance your skills.
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A range of assessment methods will be conducted throughout this course including observation, testing, assignments and group work
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|PSPLAN002||Compare the fundamental differences between Auslan and English structure||Core||50|
|PSPLAN003||Source information on Deaf culture, and communicate according to Deaf protocol||Core||100|
|PSPLAN001||Converse in Auslan at a basic user level||Core||370|
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