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.