Certificate IV in Auslan

PSP40818

NSW/ACT/SA applications open November 2021 for Semester 1, 2022 start.


OVERVIEW

PSP40818 Certificate IV in Auslan is designed for individuals who have already achieved a broad range of Auslan skills and are now progressing towards the achievement of additional skills to converse as independent Auslan users. It is consistent with the Certificate IV level of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

The course is designed to;

  1. Develop the knowledge and skills required to communicate in Auslan with a degree of fluency and spontaneity across a wide range of complex subjects and contexts including personal, social, employment and educational.
  2. Develop the knowledge and skills required to identify the major structural differences in Auslan and English clauses and sentences, to contrast the use of timelines and tense and understand the features and use of role shift (constructed action). 
  3. Develop the knowledge and skills to interact with Deafblind people using Deafblind protocols and to use tactile or visual frame Auslan for basic conversations.
  4. Develop knowledge about deafblindness and the main types of manual communication used by Deafblind people.


KEY FEATURES

Classes are offered in a either a blended model or an online model of teaching. The only difference between the two is that the language units which equate to 5 hours per week are delivered online in live Zoom sessions. In both models, courses have a combination of live classes, online learning, home study and community contact requirements. Face to face and live online sessions are timetabled in the Course Guide, however outside this time, students are expected to complete approximately 20 hours of online learning, home study and community contact per week.

Students will attend an Auslan Only Weekend and other events aimed at Certificate IV level. These events will be attended by members of the Deaf Community and you will be required to turn “off” your voice.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

RECOGNISED PRIOR LEARNING

From 1 January 2019, a new Auslan training package came into effect. This means that the accredited Auslan courses completed pre-1 January 2019 are no longer current and students that are continuing study must complete a recognised prior learning (RPL) process.

In order to qualify for RPL and to enrol to PSP40818 Certificate IV in Auslan, students must supply completed transcripts for 22077VIC Certificate III and 22075VIC Certificate II in Auslan. The RPL process consists of an additional 2 assessment tasks to meet criteria not assessed as part of the expired qualifications. If the prior qualification was acquired in 2017 or earlier, the applicant will need to complete an Auslan assessment to determine current competency in Auslan. Following this, the applicant will be advised of the appropriate qualification entry point.

For more information on the implementation requirements for RTOs please see the ‘Companion Implementation Guide’ at: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/PSP51018.
 

COVID-19 SAFETY

All our face to face classes are held in venues with COVID safe plans. We will keep you safe by ensuring you are seated 1.5 meters apart from other students. No pens or other materials are to be shared. You will be asked to sign in and your temperature will be taken.

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

Access Training & Education (ATE) will deliver PSP40818 Certificate IV in Auslan as units of competency – there are a total of three units you will need to complete in order to attain your Certificate.

Code

Name

Delivery Mode

PSPLAN007

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

Option 1: Face-to-face classes & online study

Option 2: Live online Zoom classes & online study

PSPLAN008

Compare the structure of sentences in Auslan and English

 

Option 1: Face-to-face classes & online study

Option 2: Live online Zoom classes & online study

PSPLAN010

Communicate with Deafblind people

 

Option 1: Face-to-face classes & online study

Option 2: Live online Zoom classes & online study

 

TIMETABLE

See Course Guide

 

DURATION

19 weeks


COURSE GUIDE

Course Guide
 

Student Handbook

Student Handbook

FEES 

NSW - From $740.00 This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. To check your eligibility, visit the Smart and Skilled PageDepending on your previous qualifications and personal circumstances your fee may be different to the fee shown above.

 

 
ACT From $950.00. Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments. Fee-free training is available to students who meet the JobTrainer Fund requirements. JobTrainer is a jointly funded initiative of the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments.

 

 
SA - From $1,348.00. Eligibility criteria apply. Visit www.skills.sa.gov.au for eligibility criteria.

Supported through WorkReady by the Government of South Australia.  
 

  
 

ENROLMENT REQUIREMENTS

Please note, enrolment applications must be completed online (see below), 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 must be available to complete online orientation.

 


ENROLMENT DOCUMENTATION

FOR NSW AND ACT STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE:
The documents you provide must be a copy of the original which has been sighted and signed by an Approved Witness within the last 3 months. For a list of approved witnesses see here.


Proof of ID signed by an Approved Witness 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 an Approved Witness 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 an Approved Witness in the form of one of the following:
  • Disability Support Pension card
  • Letter form a medical practitioner
  • Letter from appropriate government agency
  • Letter from TAFE NSW Teacher/Consultant for students with a disability
  • Letter from special education coordinator
  • Letter from specialised allied health professional

You should have copies of any relevant documents signed by an Approved Witness and have your USI number ready. If you don't have a USI you can create one here.

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.

 

Location

Course

Delivery Mode

Applications open November 2021

Mon/Wed 6PM - 8:30PM

PSP40818 Certificate IV in Auslan Online via Zoom

 

 

Saturday 10AM - 12:30PM + 1:30PM - 4PM

PSP40818 Certificate IV in Auslan

Online via Zoom

 

 

Friday 10AM - 12:30PM + 1:30PM - 4PM

PSP40818 Certificate IV in Auslan

Online via Zoom

 

 

Sydney
Tuesday/Thursday 6PM - 8:30PM
WEA Building; 70-72 Bathurst St, Sydney NSW 2000

PSP40818 Certificate IV in Auslan Face to Face

 

Parramatta
Saturday 10AM - 12:30PM + 1:30PM - 4PM
Deaf Society; 4/69 Phillip St, Parramatta NSW

PSP40818 Certificate IV in Auslan Face to Face

 

Sydney
Monday 10AM - 12:30PM + 1:30PM - 4PM
WEA Building;
70-72 Bathurst St, Sydney NSW 2000

PSP40818 Certificate IV in Auslan Face to Face

 

You should have copies of any relevant documents signed by an Approved Witness and have your USI number ready, if you don't have a USI you can create one here.

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.
 
 
You are applying for a funded place in the Access Training & Education RTO: 41192. Your place in the course will be confirmed if you meet the eligibility criteria and when government funding is confirmed. Enrolment in ATE does not guarantee that a student will successfully complete their course, or that the student will obtain a particular employment outcome where this is outside the control of ATE.