Strengthen your Auslan skills as you develop fluency and confidence. Communicate with Deaf family, friends and colleagues and engage in spontaneous and formal conversations. Learn about Deafblindness and explore Auslan grammar and vocabulary as you work towards becoming a professional interpreter.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Sign with a degree of fluency and spontaneity
Communicate in casual conversations about directions, cooking, verbs and social events
Communicate in formal conversations about employment and education
Analyse differences between Auslan and the English language
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Communicate in Auslan with increasing independence
Fluent Auslan signing skills
Experience in sourcing and using information about Deafblindness and communication methods
Skills in basic deafblind communication methods
Engage in complex and spontaneous Auslan conversations
Strong pathways to continue your studies
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: Strengthen knowledge if you are currently working within a role that enables you to communicate with Deaf people and Continue down an Auslan study pathway which can lead to professional interpreter opportunities
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV 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 IV in Auslan qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 9 Units of competency, including 8 core and 1 speciality units.
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.
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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
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