National code: PSP30218

Certificate III in Auslan

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Overview About this course

Progress your Auslan to the next level and deepen your ability to communicate with deaf family, friends and community members. Learn about Deaf culture and deafblind protocols as you work towards becoming a professional interpreter with this inclusive course.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Understand sentences and frequently used expressions

  • Sign about personal and family information encountered in work, school and leisure situations

  • Communicate simple and direct exchanges of information on familiar topics, or topics of personal interest

  • Describe experiences and events, hopes, dreams and ambitions

  • Briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Communicate independently with the Deaf community and develop your signing skills in Auslan

  • Use Auslan to communicate in casual and formal conversations such as introductions and asking for directions

  • Engage in spontaneous Auslan conversations

  • Understand the political and social elements of the Australian Deaf community

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies

  • Work towards becoming a professional interpreter

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

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.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: working within a role that enables you to communicate with deaf people and taking an Auslan career pathway, which can lead to professional interpreter opportunities.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 1 Course

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Auslan does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Auslan qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 6 Units of competency, including 6 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.

  • Converse in Auslan at a basic user level PSPLAN001

  • Compare the fundamental differences between Auslan and English structure PSPLAN002

  • Source information on Deaf culture, and communicate according to Deaf protocol PSPLAN003

  • Converse in Auslan at an independent user level (familiar subjects) PSPLAN004

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

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

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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