Course code: PSP40818 Certificate IV in Auslan

The PSP40818 Certificate IV in Auslan enables people who come into contact with Auslan users in their workplaces or community settings to expand their skills and enhance their employment opportunities. 

Semester 2, 2020 Enrolments Closed


Please see proposed details for delivery for 2020. 

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 and PSP51018 Diploma of Auslan 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 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.



  • Brisbane, Townsville, Bundaberg & Online Only Courses
  • Starts 13th January 2020
  • 20 Weeks (Excluding School Holidays and Public Holidays)
  • Day, Night, Regional & Online Courses


Brisbane South

  • Monday: 9:00am to 1:00pm - Commencing 13th July 2020 (Day)
  • Tues & Thurs: 6:00pm to 8:00pm - Commencing 14th July 2020 (Night)

Brisbane North

  • Monday: 9:00am - 1:00pm - Commencing 13th July 2020 (Day) 

Townsville & Bundaberg & Regional students only - ONLINE ONLY 

  • Monday: 6pm to 8.00pm - Commencing 13th July 2020 (Night) + 4 additional Full Weekend Workshops 
  • Wednesday: 6pm to 8.00pm - Commencing 15th July 2020 (Night) + 4 additional Full Weekend Workshops - FULL

Weekend Workshop dates: 

  • 29th and 30th Aug
  • 12th and 13th September
  • 7th and 8th November
  • 28th and 29th December


For students accessing funding you must have successfully completed Certificate II in Auslan and Certificate III in Auslan to be able to enrol in to PSP40818 Certificate IV in Auslan.

For RPL students who have not previously completed Certificate II in Auslan & Certificate III in Auslan, you must RPL PSP20218 Certificate II in Auslan & PSP30218 Certificate III in Auslan before being eligible to enrol in to PSP40818 Certificate IV in Auslan, please contact us before enrolling to discuss.

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 the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his or her field of specialisation
  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native/proficient signers.
  • Produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects to explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options



  • 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
  • PSPLAN007 Converse in Auslan at an independent user level (abstract and concrete notions)
  • PSPLAN008 Compare the structure of sentences in Auslan and English


  • PLPLAN009 Compare other sign language to Auslan


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 IV course.


** Students who hold the old VU units of competency will be required to complete some additional Gap Training to achieve PSP40818 at the end of course completion.  This will be completed online throughout the 20 week delivery. 



The 20 week course will total 5 hrs face to face per week + 15-20hrs required for reasearch and assessment outside of class hours. 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.

The Online Only course will be delivered one evening per week via Zoom in a virtual classroom.

Students enrolling in Townsville and Bundaberg courses will be required to attend an additional 4 full weekend workshops.  

  • Friday:      6pm to 9pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday:    9am to 3pm

**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 Night Course: Our Lady’s College, 15 Chester Street, Annerley
  • Brisbane North Day Course: Deaf Lottery, 467 Enoggera Road, Alderley
  • Townsville & Bundaberg: Online


Minimum Technology Requirement

  • Computer/laptop
  • 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 paying students, a deposit of 20% of full fee 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.



07 3892 8539.


Access Training and Education RTO#41192

    • Duration & Delivery 20 weeks
    • Type Certificate IV
    • Prerequisite Certificate III in Auslan
    • Fees $3,250.00