National code: PSP40818

Certificate IV in Auslan

Ask a question

Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

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: 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

Study pathways

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

Previous study 2 Courses

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

Further study 1 Course

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 IV 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 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.

  • Converse in Auslan at an independent user level (abstract and concrete notions) PSPLAN007

  • Compare the structure of sentences in Auslan and English PSPLAN008

  • Compare the fundamental differences between Auslan and English structure PSPLAN002

  • Converse in Auslan at a basic user level PSPLAN001

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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • 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

Delivery Options Find a Location to Enrol

On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.