Course code: PSP20218 Certificate II in Auslan

The PSP20218 Certificate II in Auslan prepares students for simple communication with deaf and hard of hearing individuals or groups in the Deaf community. 

Please see proposed details for delivery for 2019.  These details may be subject to change.


  • Full Fee $2,500
  • Subsidised Price $250 (Non-concessional)*
  • Subsidised Price $100 (Concession)*

*The Auslan Interpreter Funding Strategy subsidy is funded by the Queensland Government and available to eligible participants. To be eligible, you must have aspirations to complete the PSP20218 Certificate II in Auslan, PSP30218 Certificate III in Auslan, PSP40818 Certificate IV in Auslan, PSP51018 Diploma of Auslan and PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting, and sign a declaration form to this effect (the declaration form can be found on the last page of online enrolment form). There are no restrictions regarding prior qualifications. Eligibility Criteria


Students may be parents, family members or friends of a deaf person seeking to improve their communication skills, or social, community, education or health sector employees wishing to improve their communication with deaf consumers or colleagues, in addition to gaining further knowledge of Deaf history and culture.



  • Brisbane, Gold Coast & Cairns Delivery
  • Starts: 29th January 2019
  • 20 Weeks
  • Day, Night and Regional Courses Available 
  • Training will be provided in an immersive Auslan environment



Brisbane South - 

  • Monday: 9am to 2:30pm - Commencing 4th February 2019 (Day)  FULL

Brisbane South 

  • Wednesday: 9am to 2:30pm - Commencing 30th January 2019 (Day)  FULL 
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 6pm to 8:30pm - Commencing 29th January 2019 (Night)  - FULL

Brisbane North

  • Monday: 9am to 2.30pm - Commencing 4th February 2019 (Day) or - FULL
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 6pm to 8:30pm - Commencing 29th January 2019 (Night) - FULL


  • Monday: 9am to 2.30pm - Commencing 4th February 2019 (Day) or FULL
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 6pm to 8:30pm - Commencing 29th January 2019 (Night) - FULL

Cairns - FULL

  • Wednesday: 6pm to 8.30pm - Commencing 30th January 2019 with an additional 3 full weekend workshops
  • Weekend Workshops: 22nd to 24th Feb; 22nd to 24th Mar; 24th - 26th May



This course is designed to provide training in signing in a range of everyday social, employment and personal contexts, and includes an understanding of Deaf community principles and practices. 

It teaches participants how to give routine information in Auslan in a number of contexts, identify principle characteristics of Auslan signs, and describe generally the cultural and historical trends and issues of the Deaf community.



There is no pre requisite for entering this course and therefore, no knowledge of Auslan or the Deaf community is required.



  • Demonstrate basic operational knowledge in a moderate range of areas
  • Apply a defined range of skills
  • Apply known solutions to a limited range of predictable problems
  • Perform a range of tasks where choice between a limited range of options is required
  • Assess and record information from varied sources
  • Take limited responsibility for own outputs in work and learning
  • Give and receive simple information in Auslan in personal, learning, employment, social and community contexts
  • Use a narrow range of established Auslan signs with some consistency
  • Apply knowledge of Auslan structure when using Auslan signs and fingerspelling in conversation
  • Use sign names in a culturally appropriate and sensitive way
  • Use the internet to source relevant and credible information that supplements face to face and online learning
  • Take limited responsibility for asking for and giving clarification in work and learning


  • PSPLAN001 Converse in Auslan at a basic user level
  • PSPLAN002 Compare the fundamental differences between Auslan and English structure
  • PSPLAN003 Source information on Deaf culture, and communicate according to Deaf protocol



Students can enrol in the day or the night course in Brisbane and Nerang. The 20 week course will be delivered one day a week for students enrolling in Brisbane & Nerang day course or two evenings to students enrolled in the Brisbane and Nerang night course, totalling 5 hours a week.

Students enrolling in Cairns will be required to attend Wednesday night each week plus an additional 3 full weekend workshops. Workshops are held Friday night 6pm to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 3pm.

Delivery is blended and consists of face to face classes and self-paced online learning through a student portal. Minimum course numbers are required for courses to go ahead.

**There will be a requirement from student's to complete extra hours outside of the standard class delivery to make up enough hours for the course.  This can be done by attending community events and weekend workshops etc. 



  • Brisbane South Day course: Community Centre, Deaf Services,  915 Ipswich Road, Moorooka
  • Brisbane South Night course: Our Lady's College, 15 Chester Rd Annerley
  • Brisbane North) Day & Night course: Deaf Lottery, 467 Enoggera Rd, Alderley
  • Nerang Day course: Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre, 833 Southport - Nerang Rd, Nerang
  • Nerang Night course: Nerang Bicentennial Community Centre, 833 Southport - Nerang Rd, Nerang
  • Cairns Night course: Deaf Services, 37 Pease St, Manoora



For full fee paying students, a deposit of 20% is due upon acceptance into the course with the balance as per individual payment plans.

For students accessing the subsidy, full payment of the student co-contribution fee is required upon acceptance into the course.


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Access Training and Education RTO#41192

    • Duration & Delivery 20 weeks
    • Type Certificate II
    • Location Course offered in:
      Brisbane Nerang Cairns
      QLD 4000
    • Prerequisite Not required
    • Fees $2,500.00