Course Details – 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.

Choose from either our online, live course options, or as face-to-face study in a classroom environment. 

Option 1: Face-to-face classes & online study
Option 2: Live online Zoom classes & online study


Face to face and live online sessions are timetabled in the Course Guide (see below), 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 (AOW) which will be attended by members of the Deaf Community. Please note that if you choose the online study option, you will be expected to attend the AOW face to face. 

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

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.

CodeNameDelivery Mode
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
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
PSPLAN009Research the development of
Communicate with Deafblind people
Option 1: Face-to-face classes & online study
Option 2: Live online Zoom classes & online study

This course is 19 weeks long.

For detailed information about this course, you can access the Course Guide here.

The Student Handbook contains information about ATE’s obligations towards our students, information about students’ rights and obligations towards ATE, as well as links to the relevant policies. 


Students should read the Student Handbook prior to enrolling into an accredited course. You can access the Student Handbook here.

New South Wales

From $740.00.

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.


Australian Capital Teritory

From $950.00.

To check your eligibility, visit Skilled Capital.

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.


South Australia

From $1,348.00.

Eligibility criteria apply, visit for eligibility criteria. Supported through WorkReady by the Government of South Australia.

Enrolment applications must be completed in full with the required evidence attached, signed, dated, and forwarded to

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 the online orientation. If you have any questions, please contact us at or 1800 893 855. 

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 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 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 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

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.

We want to ensure everyone continues to stay COVID safe while studying Auslan in our face-to-face classes. Click on the guide to stay COVID safe:

Upcoming Courses

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