Certificate III in Auslan


The next enrolment for Certificate III will be in Semester 2 2019.
If you are interested in being notified when information is available for this course, please express your interest below.


22077VIC Certificate III is consistent with the Certificate III level of the Australian Qualifications Framework and offers the opportunity to learn how to sign using a range of contexts, and includes an understanding of Deaf community principles and practices. You will also develop your ability to use appropriate cultural and Auslan communication skills for problem solving and interactions.

Certificate III provides you with the skills to express and discuss opinions on aspects of the history of Deaf people in Australia, along with using different visual communication skills and communicating concepts when a sign is not known by the person receiving the communication.

Key Features

  • Classes are offered in a blended model of teaching with a combination of face to face learning, and online study.
  • Students have the opportunity to attend Auslan Only Weekends and other events aimed at Certificate III Level.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for any student who has completed Certificate II in Auslan or equivalent wanting to continue their Auslan study.

Units of competency

The Deaf Society will deliver Certificate III in Auslan as unit of competencies – there are a total of six units you will need to complete in order to attain your Certificate.



Delivery Mode


Use routine Auslan for employment purposes

Face to Face Classroom 


Use routine Auslan for learning purposes

Face to Face Classroom 


Use routine Auslan for personal purposes

Face to Face Classroom 


Use routine Auslan for social and community purposes

Face to Face Classroom 


Identify issues in Australian Deaf history

Flexible Online Study


Analyse the structure of signs in Auslan

Flexible Online Study


Enrolments have closed for Semester 2 2018 
The next enrolment for Certificate III will be in Semester 2 2019


Please note: There was an error in the Timetable in the below Course Guide. It should have shown Friday nights included reflective of the times available in the Course guide. This has been fixed now in Version 1.1.
Course Information Guide:

Fee Details: 

NSWUp to $610. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. To check your eligibility and the cost of your course, visit the Smart and Skilled Page



ACT - Up to $600.00. Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments. 



Depending on your previous qualifications and personal circumstances your fee may decrease from the cost shown above.   

Applications must be completed in full with the required evidence attached, signed, dated, and forwarded to studentsupport@deafsociety.com. Successful applications will be placed in classes in the order they are received. Partial or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
If your application is accepted, you will be required to pay an $80 administration fee before classes commence and must be available to complete online orientation training 23rd July 2018 starting at 6pm.

Applications close on Friday, 30th June at 5pm.

For the best chance of securing a position, we recommend you have the following documentation prepared before Friday, 1st December;

Proof of ID signed by a Justice of the Peace in the form of one of the following:

  • Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
  • Australian or New Zealand Passport
  • Green Medicare card
  • Naturalisation Certificate
  • Humanitarian VISA
  • Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (Permanent Resident)
Proof of residency or employment signed by a Justice of the Peace in the form of one of the following: 
  • Current driver’s license 
  • Health Care card or Pension card
  • Proof of Age card
  • Letter or email form employer to show the street address where you are working
  • Utilities account relating to your address within the last 3 months of rental document
If relevant, proof of disability signed by a Justice of the Peace in the form of one of the following:
  • Disability Support Pension card
  • Letter form a medical practitioner
  • Letter from appropriate government agency
  • Letter from specialised allied health professional
You should have copies of any relevant transcripts signed by a Justice of the Peace and have your USI number ready, if you don't have a USI you can create one here.

Timetables are available above and are subject to change. Please review your preferred timetable to ensure you can commit to the dates offered.

The following locations and levels are being offered in Semester 2 2018:
Certificate III Diploma of Auslan Diploma of Interpreting  
Canberra Sydney Sydney  

Student Handbook

Contact Us: If you have any questions or queries, please contact us at 8833 3600 or email at info@deafsociety.com.