Auslan language skills can be an advantage for work in teaching, childcare, community welfare, public service and health positions.
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 II in Auslan
Auslan (Australian Sign Language) is the language of the Deaf Community in Australia. Sign language is a visual spatial language which uses hand shapes and movements as well as facial expressions and body language. Auslan has its own vocabulary and grammar that is different from that of spoken languages. This course begins with introductory signing skills and then moves on to developing skills for confidently communicating in routine and challenging contexts. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 3 core units.
Certificate III in Auslan
This qualification begins with introductory signing skills and then moves on to developing skills for confidently communication in routine as well as some more challenging contexts. The course aims to develop the Auslan communication skills for a variety of situations such as casual conversations with deaf family and friends or communication with deaf colleagues and clients at work, moving onto a broader range of context and social contact. This course will also prepare you for further formal Auslan study, including interpreter training and teacher of the deaf. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 6 core units.
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.
of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.
* 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings