Certificate IV in Auslan



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.


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 in the Course Guide, however outside this time, students are expected to complete approximately 19 hours of online learning, home study and community contact per week.

Students will attend Auslan Only Weekends 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.


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


The Deaf Society 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.



Delivery Mode


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

Face to Face Classroom 


Compare the structure of sentences in Auslan and English

Face to Face Classroom 
& Online Study


Communicate with Deafblind people

Face to Face Classroom 
& Online Study

Enrolments for Semester 1 2020 will be opening in Mid- December 2019


Sydney - FULL


See below course guide.


2019 Course Guide


NSW - $1,830 This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. To check your eligibility, visit the Smart and Skilled Page.

Depending on your previous qualifications and personal circumstances your fee may be different to the fee shown above.  


ACT - $1,830.00. Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments. 



Please note, enrolment applications must be completed in full with the required evidence attached, signed, dated, and forwarded to studentsupport@deafsociety.com. See below ‘Enrolment Documentation’ for more information.
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, the $80 administration fee will be deducted on and you must be available to complete online orientation training on Tuesday, 5th February 2019.

Applications close on Friday, 25 January 2019 at 5pm.


For the best chance of securing a position, we recommend you have the following documentation prepared;

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 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 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.

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.



  ** All current Accredited course students will be notified through email of their next level course enrolments opening and do not need to submit an expression of interest.