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.Make connections within the Deaf community
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.Use your skills in real life
Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Auslan PSP20218 is the start of your Auslan education. At the completion of this qualification, you might use your skills in recreation, sports, or with very simple social conversation. To gain employment within the services sector, you can move into the Certificate III in Auslan PSP30218, and advance your skills.
This is an introductory course for Auslan and will provide basic communicative skills to converse with deaf people. To gain employment within the services sector, you can move into the Certificate III in Auslan PSP30218, and advance your skills.
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.