Certificate IV in Auslan

Duration Up to 12 months Part Time
National Code22078VIC
TAFE SA CodeAC00026
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Certificates IV in Auslan aims to continue the development of the Auslan communication skills for a variety of situations – eg casual conversation with deaf family and friends, communication with deaf colleagues and clients at work and preparation for further formal Auslan language study, including interpreter training, teacher of the Deaf and many more!



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Course Admission Requirements

  • Certificate III in Auslan
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

    Important Information

    • There are no new Enrolments in this course after 1st January 2018. Offers will be made to this course once the new qualification is on TAFESA's scope of registration.
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    How to Apply

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    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to use Auslan in a range of specialised workplace exchanges across personal, learning, employment, social and community contexts. You will also have an in-depth knowledge of deaf protocol and customs in complex information and the ability to adjust signing styles to suit a specified audience.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Auslan (22078VIC)
    10 modules:

    • Use complex Auslan for social and community purposes
    • Conduct individual research project
    • Use complex Auslan for employment purposes
    • Use complex Auslan for personal purposes
    • Compare the structure of sentences in Auslan and English
    • Apply concepts of deaf blindness
    • Identify the significance of sport in the deaf community
    • Compare other sign languages and communication with Auslan
    • Identify conditions and requirements for sign language interpreting.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.