Course code: PSP30218 Certificate III in Auslan

The PSP30218 Certificate III in Auslan teaches participants how to give routine information in Auslan in a number of contexts, identify the principle characteristics of Auslan signs, and describe generally the cultural and historical trends and issues of the Deaf community.

Semester 2, 2019 Online Enrolments Opening Soon​


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



  • Full Fee $3,250
  • Subsidised Price $650 (Non-concessional)*
  • Subsidised Price $325 (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



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.



  • Starts 15th July 2019
  • 20 Weeks (Excluding School Holidays and Public Holidays)
  • Day, Night & Regional Courses 
  • Training will be provided in an immersive Auslan environment

Brisbane South

  • Monday: 9am to 2:30pm - Commencing 15th July 2019 (Day) 
  • Friday: 9am to 2.30pm - Commencing 19th July 2019 (Day)
  • Tues & Thur: 6pm to 8:30pm - Commencing 16th July 2019 (Night) 

Brisbane North

  • Monday: 9am to 2:30pm - Commencing 15th July 2019 (Day) OR 
  • Mon & Wed: 6pm to 8:30pm - Commencing 15th July 2019 (Night)

Gold Coast 

  • Monday: 9am to 2:30pm - Commencing 15th July 2019 (Day) 
  • Tues & Thur: 6pm to 8:30pm - Commencing 16th July 2019 (Night) 


  • Wednesday: 6pm to 8:30pm - Commencing 17th July 2019 (Night) + 3 additional Full Weekend Workshops


Successful completion of 22075VIC Certificate II in Auslan or PSP20218 Certificate II in Auslan is the entry requirement for PSP30218  Certificate III in Auslan. Students may have gained Auslan fluency from a range of formal and 22077VIC Certificate III in Auslan informal networks including formal accredited or non-accredited training, colleagues, family, friends, community or other affiliations.

To achieve PSP30218 Certificate III in Auslan without having previously completed 22075VIC Certificate II in Auslan or Certificate II in Auslan, you must RPL PSP20218 Certificate II in Auslan, contact us before enrolling to discuss further.



  • Demonstrate some relevant theoretical knowledge
  • Apply known solutions to a variety of predictable problems
  • Interpret available information, using discretion and judgement
  • Converse in routine Auslan in personal, learning, employment, social and community contexts
  • Use cultural skills for routine problem solving
  • Apply Auslan communication skills and routine knowledge of Deaf protocol and customs in routine interactions
  • Express and discuss opinions on aspects of the history of Deaf people in Australia
  • Identify learning needs such as vocabulary or structures needing revision
  • Use visual communication skills for communicating concepts when a sign is not known by the person receiving the communication



  • 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
  • PSPLAN004 Converse in Auslan at an independent user level (familiar subjects)
  • PSPLAN005 Analyse the structure of Auslan signs
  • PSPLAN006 Research the development of educational and social conditions for Australian Deaf communities

** Students who hold the old VU units of competency will be required to complete some additional Gap Training to achieve PSP30218 at the end of course completion.  This will be completed online throughout the 20 week delivery. 



The 20 week course will be delivered one day a week to those enrolled in the Brisbane day course or two evenings to students enrolled in the Brisbane night course, totalling 5 hours a week. The Cairns course will be delivered one evening per week with an additional 3 weekend workshops.

Cairns Weekend Workshops: 2nd to 4th August; 20th to 22nd September; 18th to 20th October (Friday 6pm to 9pm; Saturday 9am to 5pm; 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 (Monday): Deaf Service, 915 Ipswich Rd, Moorooka
  • Brisbane South Day Course (Friday): BCC Community Hall, 40 Gainsborough Street, Moorooka
  • Brisbane South Night Course: Our Lady’s College, 15 Chester Street, Annerley
  • Brisbane North Day Course:  Deaf Lottery, 467 Enoggera Rd, Alderley
  • Brisbane South Night Course: Deaf Lottery, 467 Enoggera Rd, Alderley
  • Gold Coast Course (Day and Night): Nerang Bicentenial Centre, 833 Southport-Nerang Rd, Nerang
  • Cairns Course: Deaf Services, 37 Pease St, Cairns



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

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



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    • Duration & Delivery 20 weeks
    • Type Certificate III
    • Prerequisite Not required
    • Fees $3,250.00