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Overview

Building on 40 years of experience in teaching Auslan through non-accredited classes, Deaf Services extended its course offering to include nationally recognised qualifications through the establishment of a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Access Training & Education (RTO #41192), in 2015.

Access Training & Education (ATE) provides a range of qualifications in Auslan starting from the Certificate II in Auslan all the way to the Diploma of Interpreting.

Qualifications received through ATE are recognised by employers and other educational facilities.

You can access more information on the qualifications offered at the bottom of this page.

 

Training Pathway

This is the pathway to PSP50916 - Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English).

 

Student Handbook

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.

 

Recognition Processes

Students who have completed some formal/informal training and/or have prior experience in Auslan may be eligible for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning.

If you wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer, download this Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning Application Form, complete it and return it to enrolments@accesstraining.edu.au. 

You can access the Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy here or in the Student Handbook.

 

Complaints and Appeals

ATE takes complaints and appeals very seriously and applies the principles of fairness and justice to all complaints and appeals lodged by students.

You can access the Feedback and Complaints Management Procedure here or in the Student Handbook.

You can access the Appeals Policy in the Student Handbook.

 

All ATE's policies can be accessed here.

Access Training & Education RTO#41192

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PSP20218 - Certificate II in Auslan

PSP20218 - Certificate II in Auslan will give you skills and knowledge to communicate in Auslan as a basic user of the language. You will learn to communicate with deaf people on familiar and routine matters in a culturally appropriate and sensitive way. You will learn to identify the fundamental and major differences between Auslan and English structure.

19 weeks - Blended

Certificate II

PSP30218 - Certificate III in Auslan

PSP30218 - Certificate III in Auslan  will give you the skills and knowledge to communicate in Auslan as an independent user of the language. You will learn to communicate with deaf people with some confidence on familiar, routine and some non-routine matters. You will learn to identify the principle characteristics of Auslan signs and generally describe cultural and historical trends and issues in the Deaf Community.

20 weeks - Blended or online only

Certificate III

PSP40818 - Certificate IV in Auslan

PSP40818 - Certificate IV in Auslan will give you the skills and knowledge to communicate in Auslan as an independent user of the language. You will learn to communicate with deaf people with some complexity, developing a degree of fluency and spontaneity in a wide range of topics. You will learn to identify significant differences between the structures of Auslan and English. You will also develop basic skills for communication with deafblind people.

19 weeks - Blended or online only

Certificate IV

PSP51018 - Diploma of Auslan

PSP51018 - Diploma of Auslan will give you skills and knowledge to be able to communicate in Auslan as a proficient user of the language. You will learn to communicate with deaf people fluently and spontaneously in a wide range of topics and domains. You will learn to identify and analyse the structure of Auslan as well as basic linguistic similarities and differences between Auslan and other signed languages.

30 weeks - Blended or online only

Diploma Course

PSP51018 - Diploma of Auslan (Deaf Cohort)

PSP51018 - Diploma of Auslan will give you skills and knowledge to be able to communicate in Auslan as a proficient user of the language. You will learn to communicate with deaf people fluently and spontaneously in a wide range of topics and domains. You will learn to identify and analyse the structure of Auslan as well as basic linguistic similarities and differences between Auslan and other signed languages.

40 Weeks

Diploma Course

PSP50916 - Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

PSP50916 - Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English) will develop your skills and knowledge to interpret in general dialogue settings with the potential to interpret in general monologue settings.

40 weeks

Diploma Course