2 years full time
2 years full time
Take your Auslan skills to the top with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Auslan. This accredited diploma will bring your Auslan skills together to help you communicate at an advanced and professional level with Deaf and hard of hearing people, and puts you on the path to a career as an interpreter. 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 Diploma of Auslan is an advanced language course, combining all of the skills you’ve learned throughout our unique Auslan pathway. As you advance your skills, you’ll develop further skills in interpretation and understanding social and educational conditions for the Australian 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 will include two weeks of work experience, with an organisation for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing. The work experience will give your real-world experience that will increase your employability before you even graduate.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Auslan is accredited to enable you to work as an Auslan interpreter in educational institutions, government, performing arts and a wide range of other situations involving the Deaf community. You could also move into further study and enter specialised sectors, including aged care, early intervention, DeafBlind support, employment consultancy or counselling.
Successful completion of the Diploma prepares students for:
We encourage students to use their Auslan skills in further studies such as:
"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."
A range of assessment methods will be employed throughout this course, including observation, role plays, digitally recorded presentations and written assignments
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|PSPLAN004||Converse in Auslan at an independent user level (familiar subjects)||Core||370|
|PSPLAN010||Communicate with deafblind people||Core||60|
|PSPLAN006||Research the development of educational and social conditions for Australian Deaf communities||Core||80|
|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|
|PSPLAN008||Compare the structure of sentences in Auslan and English||Core||60|
|PSPLAN012||Converse in Auslan at a proficient user level||Core||380|
|PSPLAN015||Research the role of an Auslan interpreter||Core||50|
|PSPLAN009||Compare other sign languages to Auslan||Core||50|
|PSPLAN011||Take notes for Deaf, hard of hearing and Deafblind people||Core||50|
|PSPLAN002||Compare the fundamental differences between Auslan and English structure||Core||50|
|PSPLAN014||Convey information between Auslan and English||Core||50|
|PSPLAN005||Analyse the structure of Auslan signs||Core||80|
|PSPLAN013||Analyse the semantics and sociolinguistics of Auslan||Core||60|
|PSPLAN007||Converse in Auslan at an independent user level (abstract and concrete notions)||Core||370|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
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After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
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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.
For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
All future international students will need to complete the short application form. After this, you will be redirected to the full enrolment application form and provide further documentation and forms specifically for International Students. Following this, you will be contacted by a member of the International Office who will support you in the next steps.
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If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400
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