Communicate with Deaf family, friends or community members. Learn basic signing skills and the cultural values of the Deaf community from teachers who are actively involved in creating inclusive, educational and equitable learning environments that can be applied to real-world scenarios.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Communicate simple information on familiar and routine matters
Communicate a simple description of your background and important information
Communicate in casual conversations in areas like weather, sport and travel
Communicate in formal conversations in areas like employment and education
Sign introductions and basic personal information
Sign about personal and family information, shopping and employment
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A solid understanding of frequently used expressions
A growing confidence in your ability to communicate with Deaf family
Networking opportunities with a range of support services
Deeper understanding of the cultural values and protocols of the Deaf community, and how to become a helpful member
A strong pathway to continue your studies or work towards becoming a professional interpreter
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
A teacher will contact you to make sure this is the right course for you
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in communicating in Auslan
An understanding of Deaf culture and protocols
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Work in positions where you need to communicate with Deaf people
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate II in Auslan does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate II in Auslan does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Auslan qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 3 Units of competency, including 3 core and 0 speciality units.
Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
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