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. 

Semester 2, 2020 Enrolments Closed

Please see proposed details for delivery for 2020. 

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 & Online Only Courses
  • Starts: 13th July 2020
  • 20 Weeks (Excluding School and Public Holidays)
  • Day and Night Courses Available 


Brisbane South 

  • Thursday: 9:00am to 1:00pm - Commencing 16th July 2020 (Day) - Deaf Services Moorooka Venue - FULL
  • Thursday: 9:00am to 1:00pm - Commencing 16th July 2020 (Day) - Yeronga Venue - FULL
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 6:00pm to 8:00pm - Commencing 14th July (Night) - FULL

Brisbane North

  • Wednesday: 9:00am to 1:00pm - Commencing 15th July 2020 (Day) - FULL
  • Monday and Wednesday: 6:00pm to 8.00pm - Commencing 13th July 2020 (Night) - FULL


Sunshine Coast - Online Only (Some weekend assessment may involved)

  • Thursday: 6:00pm to 8.00pm - Commencing 16th July 2020 (Night) - FULL

Online Only Course (This course is fully online and will not have a f2f component)

  • Monday: 6:00pm to 8:00pm - Commencing 13th July 2020 (Night) - FULL
  • Wednesday: 9:00am to 1:00pm - Commencing 15th July 2020 (Day) - FULL 
  • Some weekend assessment may be involved 



This qualification provides signing skills to communicate in Auslan on familiar and routine matters. Communication may take place in any situation including personal, public, social, employment and educational domains.

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 to have any knowledge of Auslan or the Deaf communit. 

You will be required to meet the entry requirements;

  • Meeting the minimum Language, Literacy & Numeracy for Certificate II
  • Meet the minimum  IT Technology skills and requirements of equipment and software access (listed bottom of the page)



  • Understand sentences and frequently-used expressions related to areas most immediate relevance e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment.
  • Communicate about simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Describe in simple terms his or her immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.



  • 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

Units of competency will be assessed undertaking a combination of video, written & online quizzes. Students must be deemed competent in line with the training package requirements to receive a successful outcome for the Certificate II course. 



The 20 week course will be delivered one day a week for students enrolling in day courses or two evenings a week for students enrolled in the night courses, totalling 5 hours a week of class delivery with 15 hours required outside of class for research and assessment. 

The Online Only course will be delivered one evening per week via Zoom in a virtual classroom. 15-20 hrs a week of learning required.

Delivery is blended and consists of face to face classes and self-paced online learning through a student portal. Please be advised that access to a laptop/computer is required for accessing the Student Portal. Minimum course numbers are required for courses to go ahead.

**There will be a requirement from students 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:  Deaf Services, 915 Ipswich Rd, Moorooka
  • Brisbane South Day course: Yeronga Services Club, 391 Fairfield Rd, Yeronga
  • Brisbane South Night course: Our Lady's College, 15 Chester Road, Annerley
  • Brisbane North Day & Night course: Deaf Lottery, 467 Enoggera Road, Alderley
  • Online Only Course



  • Computer/laptop (phone/table not compatible)
  • Webcam/inbuilt camera
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Recording device for video assessments
  • PDF Reader available to download for free
  • Zoom - virtual video conferencing platform. Instructions will be provided prior to course commencement.
  • Moodle - student learning management system. Instructions we be provided prior to course commencement.


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.


if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us on or call us on 07 3892 8539.



Access Training and Education RTO#41192

    • Duration & Delivery 20 weeks
    • Type Certificate II
    • Prerequisite Not required
    • Fees $2,500.00