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Course Info

Certificate II in Auslan

National Course Code: PSP20218

Overview

The nationally accredited Certificate II in Auslan is designed for those who would like to communicate with deaf family, friends or community members. You will learn basic signing skills and the cultural values of the deaf community from teachers who are actively part of the deaf community.

This is a fully government subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Understand sentences and frequently used expressions
  • Talk about personal and family information, shopping and employment
  • Communicate simple information on familiar and routine matters
  • Provide a simple description of your background and important information

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

  • Good communication skills
  • Patient and flexible
  • Supportive and caring attitude
  • Adaptable

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate II level
  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities as a professional interpreter

Career opportunities:

Once you complete this qualification, you will be able to:

  • Use your newfound knowledge to communicate with deaf people

GROW YOUR CAREER

Expand your Auslan skills with:

  • Certificate III in Auslan
  • Certificate IV in Auslan
  • Diploma of Auslan

Upon completing the Diploma of Auslan, become a professional interpreter with:

  • Diploma of Interpreting
  • Advanced Diploma of Interpreting

INDUSTRY DEMAND

The education, disability and aged care sectors are among the largest industries in Australia and consistently seek ways to ensure all services are available to the deaf community. Become an industry professional, as you learn to listen and respond, while creating inclusive environments for those who may not otherwise be heard.

Locations

This course is currently available at 12 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this course are:

  • Patient, flexible and understanding
  • Supportive and caring
  • Good at communicating with others

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.

In this course, the types of assessments you will complete include:

  • Written assessments such as understanding recorded texts, understanding live texts and research projects
  • Practical assessments such as producing and delivering Auslan text and participating in Auslan exchanges

Depending on your location, you may need to attend class on specific days to complete some of the Auslan assessments.

The Certificate II in Auslan is a beginners course designed to help you learn to communicate the basics in Auslan. Work on gaining confidence in the language and your delivery. It will set you up for success in the next qualification, the Certificate III in Auslan.

The Certificate III in Auslan takes everything you have learnt in the Certificate II and develops your comprehension and participation skills further. It will teach you tools you can use for different conversations and provides study pathways that will help you reach your career goals.

The Certificate IV in Auslan is practiced with a degree of fluency and spontaneity, across a large range of subjects. It involves abstract and concrete notions, and can be completed before enrolling in the Diploma of Auslan.

This introductory course does not offer excursions, however you will gain hands-on Auslan experience in the classroom.

You will gain hands-on skills to use at home and in your community, such as:

  • Signing in familiar and routine subjects such as introductions and basic personal information
  • Communicating in casual conversations such as weather, sport and travel
  • Communicating in formal conversations
  • Using Auslan to converse in matters regarding employment and education

You will work on real world projects, such as:

  • Using Auslan to communicate about routine matters

TAFE NSW offers you a range of online and on-campus study environments - industry specific computer rooms, simulated workplaces, study areas, presentation areas and general student facilities - to enhance your learning and employability.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • 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
  • Studiosity - online access to a tutor

Whether it is in educational settings, at medical consultations, for employment, legal consultations or at events, the demand for capable Auslan communicators continues to grow.
The Certificate II in Auslan is a stepping stone toward becoming an interpreter. Our course provides you with the social, intellectual and physical skills you need to begin your career in this field.

The Certificate II in Auslan gives you a foundation of knowledge in Auslan, and prepares you for future success by teaching you the basic language of the Australian Deaf community, as well as the values and culture that go hand in hand with signing. You will learn appropriate social communication skills, and you will be able to respond to a variety of familiar and routine subjects.

The need for people who can communicate in Auslan is growing, as diverse industries in education, aged care, and disability support continue to flourish, and seek ways to ensure services are accessible to the deaf community. Our course equips you with the skills to meet these demands, and gain meaningful employment.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Blended, Part Time Evening
  • Fully Subsidised Course
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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Coffs Harbour Education CHEC: PT Evening

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 02 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 36 Weeks

Dubbo, Myall Street: PT Evening

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 36 Weeks

Hornsby (Hornsby): PT Evening

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 38 Weeks

Hornsby (Hornsby): PT Evening

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 38 Weeks

Kingscliff: PT Evening

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 02 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 36 Weeks

Lismore: PT Evening

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 36 Weeks

Moss Vale: PT Evening

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 09 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 36 Weeks

Nowra: PT Evening

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 02 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 36 Weeks

Nyngan: Blended

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 36 Weeks

Nyngan: Blended

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 36 Weeks

St George: PT Evening

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 36 Weeks

St Leonards: PT Evening

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 38 Weeks

Tamworth: PT Evening

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 36 Weeks

Wollongong: PT Evening

  • Fee Free if Eligible for JobTrainer
  • Start Date: 01 Feb 2021
  • Duration: 36 Weeks

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