QUALIFICATION

Certificate IV in Auslan


National Code: PSP40818
TAFE SA Code: TP01158


Description

If you want to increase your signing skills to communicate in Auslan with a degree of fluency and spontaneity across a wide range of subjects then this is the course for you.

Duration
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Up to 12 months 

Part Time

In response to COVID-19, TAFE SA has had to make some changes to how courses are delivered. If any changes are made to the delivery or completion date of your course, TAFE SA will communicate with you directly.

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
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Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • Certificate III in Auslan or
  • Equivalent skills and knowledge to a Certificate III level in Auslan
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
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.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Subsidised
$3,581
$7,161
JobTrainer
$1,656
$3,311

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions may apply to Subsidised Training.

Full Fee
$4,697
$9,394

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • TAFE SA will contact you if you do not have a Certificate III in Auslan to verify your equivalent skills and knowledge.
    • To access subsidised training you will be required to undertake the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA).
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    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 (PSP40818)
    This qualification provides signing skills to communicate in Auslan with a degree of fluency and spontaneity across a wide range of subjects. Communication may take place in any situation including personal, public, social, employment and educational domains. The course also aligns to an adaptation, for sign languages, of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), B2- Independent User. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 8 core units and 1 elective unit.

    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.

    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    85%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Analyse the structure of Auslan signs 80
    Compare the fundamental differences between Auslan and English structure 50
    Compare the structure of sentences in Auslan and English 60
    Converse in Auslan at a basic user level 370
    Converse in Auslan at an independent user level (abstract and concrete notions) 370
    Converse in Auslan at an independent user level (familiar subjects) 370
    Research the development of educational and social conditions for Australian Deaf communities 80
    Source the information on Deaf culture, and communicate according to Deaf protocol 100

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Communicate with Deafblind people 60
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