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Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Auslan 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 II and III in Auslan. You will develop the language skills to discuss and exchange information about complex topics.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Auslan 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 and Sport in the Deaf Community. 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, counsellor. You might also find work in the community, education or performing arts industries.
"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
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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 fundmental 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|
|PSPLAN009||Compare other sign languages to Auslan||Core||50|
|PSPLAN010||Communicate with deafblind people||Core||60|
|PSPLAN006||Research the development of educational and social conditions for Australian Deaf communities||Core||80|
|PSPLAN001||Converse in Auslan at a basic user level||Core||370|
|PSPLAN008||Compare the structure of sentences in Auslan and English||Core||60|
|PSPLAN005||Analyse the structure of Auslan signs||Core||80|
|PSPLAN007||Converse in Auslan at an independent user level (abstract and concrete notions)||Core||370|
|PSPLAN011||Take notes for Deaf, hard of hearing and Deafblind people||Core||50|
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We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
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.
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