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18 weeks full time / available part time
January, February, July
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Auslan PSP40818 will provide you with advanced Auslan skills. Employment opportunities in Auslan interpretation and accessibility requirements are increasingly necessary across a broad range of industries, from the disability sector to entertainment. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Auslan continues the only accredited pathway to learn Auslan in Victoria. This course builds on the Certificate III in Auslan PSP30218. You will develop the language skills to discuss and exchange information about complex topics.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Auslan PSP40818 is an advanced language course. You will gain intermediate to advanced Auslan skills, and continue to explore the linguistic differences between Auslan and English. You will also have the opportunity to study elective topics, including Communicating with DeafBlind people. 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.
This pre-vocational course can support employment outcomes within the Deaf community and wider disability sector, including positions as a research assistant, youth or disability worker, or counsellor. You might also find work in the community, education or performing arts industries.
Enrolment in the Certificate IV in Auslan units may be covered by the Diploma of Auslan Free TAFE, a Victorian government initiative that covers tuition for eligible students. Enrolling in the Diploma of Auslan is recommended If your intention is to gain qualification up to Diploma level. If your intention is not to complete up to the Diploma level, then consider enrolling in a certificate. To check your eligibility, please see Free Tafe Eligibility.
We are excited to let you know that 2024 will see the establishment of the Deaf Centre of Excellence at the Melbourne Polytechnic Collingwood Campus. We are expecting the completion of the Centre in early 2024. By Semester 2 2024, all classes are expected be located at our purpose-built space. We look forward to meeting you there in July!
This course is an important step on your way to working in deaf organisations in a variety of roles.
Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Auslan will allow you to enrol in the Diploma of Auslan PSP51018 (Pathway Program).
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
On-campus / Virtual classroom
A blend of both face-to-face and virtual learning with scheduled classes taking place on-campus and in virtual classrooms. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
Term Dates 2024Day Classes:
A range of assessment methods will be conducted throughout this course including observation, written assessment, and project/folio.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|PSPLAN001||Converse in Auslan at a basic user level||Core||370|
|PSPLAN002||Compare the fundamental difference between Auslan and English structure||Core||50|
|PSPLAN003||Source information on Deaf culture, and communicate according to Deaf protocol||Core||100|
|PSPLAN004||Converse in Auslan at an independent user level (familiar subjects)||Core||370|
|PSPLAN005||Analyse the structure of Auslan signs||Core||80|
|PSPLAN006||Research the development of educational and social conditions for Australian Deaf communities||Core||80|
|PSPLAN007||Converse in Auslan at an independent user level (abstract and concrete notions)||Core||370|
|PSPLAN008||Compare the structure of sentences in Auslan and English||Core||60|
|PSPLAN009||Compare other sign languages to Auslan||Elective||50|
|PSPLAN010||Communicate with deafblind people||Elective||60|
|PSPLAN011||Take notes for Deaf, hard of hearing and Deafblind people||Elective||50|
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|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
Please note that attendance at an Information Session is mandatory for all new students. An interview will be scheduled after you attend an Information Session.
Continuing students will be notified when enrolments open for this course.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about Tuition Payment Plans here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.