2 years full time
2 years full time
Take your Auslan skills to the top with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Auslan PSP51018. 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. Employment opportunities using Auslan are increasing and are 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 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 an Immersion Program with Expressions Australia which 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 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:
Register for content-packed seminars on remote learning, job-readiness, and how you can reskill in a time of crisis. Chart your career in conversation with our panel of teachers, students, alumni, and industry professionals.
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.
|PSPLAN001||Converse in Auslan at a basic user level||Core||370|
|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|
|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||Core||50|
|PSPLAN010||Communicate with deafblind people||Core||60|
|PSPLAN011||Take notes for Deaf, hard of hearing and Deafblind people||Core||50|
|PSPLAN012||Converse in Auslan at a proficient user level||Core||380|
|PSPLAN013||Analyse the semantics and sociolinguistics of Auslan||Core||60|
|PSPLAN014||Convey information between Auslan and English||Core||50|
|PSPLAN015||Research the role of an Auslan interpreter||Core||50|
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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|Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Tuition fee||$ 2900||$27050|
|Maximum annual amenities||$ 250||$250|
|Total payable||$ 3150||$27300|
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.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
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 2019. 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.
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
'We’d been discussing what projects we had coming up that we needed to go and buy materials for. And so then the scholarship came and it was just a sigh of relief.'
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 TPPs 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.
When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.
If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400
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