Diploma of Auslan


The next enrolment for Diploma of Auslan 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.


The 22081VIC Diploma of Auslan is designed to provide formal accredited training in Auslan for people who want to become sign language users with skills and knowledge applications across a broad range of technical and/or management requirements.

You will develop your ability to use Auslan in a range of specialised workplace exchanges across personal, learning, employment, social and community contexts. Diploma of Auslan students have the opportunity to use Auslan communication skills for solving of complex, technical and specialised problems and evaluate the impact of particular social factors on linguistic variation.

Key Features

  • Classes are offered in a blended model of teaching with a combination of face to face and online learning, home study and community contact.  Face to face sessions are timetabled below, however outside this time, students are expected to complete approximately 19 hours of online learning, home study and community contact per week.
  • Students have the opportunity to attend BBQ’s and other events aimed at Diploma of Auslan Level.
  • Students will undertake an Individual Research Project with a topic of their own choice.

Suitable For

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

Units of competency

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



Delivery Mode


Use specialised Auslan for employment purposes

Face to Face Classroom 


Use specialised Auslan for learning purposes

Face to Face Classroom 


Use specialised Auslan for personal purposes

Face to Face Classroom 


Use specialised Auslan for social and community purposes

Face to Face Classroom 


Analyse the semantics and sociolinguistics of Auslan

Flexible Online Study


Conduct individual Auslan Language Research Project

Flexible Online Study


Identify key factors in moving between Auslan and English

Flexible Online Study

Enrolments have closed for Semester 2 2018 
The next enrolment for Diploma of Auslan will be in Semester 2 2019

Course Information Guide: Please click here to download the guide.


Fee Details: 

NSW - Up to $2,850. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. To check your eligibility and the cost of your course, visit the Smart and Skilled Page.

2018 Semester 1 - Timetables


ACT Up to $2,850. 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 on 8th August 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  

Finally, before committing to one of our courses, please read the Student Handbook which outlines our policies, procedures and your responsibilities as a student.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at studentsupport@deafsociety.com or 1800 893 855.