Course code: 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.

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Overview

 

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.

For detailed information about this course, you can access the Course Guide here.

 

Fees and funding information

As part of the Queensland VET Investment program, the Queensland Government provides Access Training & Education (ATE) access to funding under the Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Level Skills programs.

Where you are eligible for funding and have your enrolment approved, you are required to pay a co-contribution fee to ATE as a contribution to the cost of training and assessment services.

Where you are not eligible for funding and have your enrolment approved, your are required to pay the full fee for the qualification.

 

  • Co-contribution fee (non-concessional): $2,200.00
  • Co-contribution fee (concessional): $1,100.00
  • Qualification full fee: $5,500.00

You can view the funding eligibility criteria here.

For a breakdown of the fees at a unit of competency level, see the Program Factsheet relevant to your course of choice.

ATE will send you a first invoice upon enrolment for the first unit(s) of competency being delivered during the course.

You can access the Fees and Refund Policy here or in the Student Handbook.

Certification documentation will not be issued until all fees have been paid.

 

entry requirements

There are no occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements applicable to this qualification at the time of publication on the National Register.

However, ATE requires students to successfully complete PSP40818 – Certificate IV in Auslan prior to enrolling in this course.

You can access the Enrolment Policy here or in the Student Handbook.

 

DURATION

One semester and one term - 30 weeks:

  • Term 1 – 10 weeks (5 hours per week (over 1 day or 2 nights) + 1 hour pre-recorded video per week),
  • Term 2 – 10 weeks (5 hours per week (over 1 day or 2 nights) + 1 hour pre-recorded video per week),
  • Term 3 – 10 weeks (5 hours per week (over 1 day or 2 nights) + 1 hour pre-recorded video per week).

Students are also required to set aside some time every week for individual study, online learning, their own review of signs and information from class activities, research and preparation of assessments, and community contact.

 

DELIVERY MODE(S)

  • Blended (combination of face-to-face in classroom and online), or
  • Online only (virtual classroom via Zoom) - only available to regional students.

 

Required material and equipment

  • Portable device (for blended courses) or desktop computer (for online only course) with reliable internet connection
  • Filming device (webcam, handheld camera or smartphone)
  • Word processing and presentation software(s) (to make presentations or complete assessments)
  • PDF reader (download for free here)
  • Youtube account (to upload videos)
  • Access to Zoom (this is a requirement)
  • Access to Moodle (instructions will be provided prior to the commencement of the course)
  • Access to printer and scanner (if you are not familiar with document editing)
  • Pen and notepad (if required)

Note: For blended courses, laptops are preferred rather than phones or tablets and hotspotting from your phone may be required. For online only courses, your computer screen must be of adequate size for you to clearly view your trainer signing.

 

support services

ATE will provide access to support classes with an Auslan tutor for students who require them, so they can practice their signing skills.

ATE will also facilitate the application process to the Skills Disability Support service for students with disability who wish to receive flexible training support throughout the course.

ATE may also make reasonable adjustments to accommodate students with disability, where possible. The adjustment made will be determined on a case-by-case basis after assessment of the individual need(s) of the student.

You can access the Support Services Policy here or in the Student Handbook.

 

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

  • 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 protocols
  • 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
  • PSPLAN009 - Compare other sign languages to Auslan
  • PSPLAN010 – Communicate with Deafblind people
  • PSPLAN012 – Converse in Auslan at a proficient user level
  • PSPLAN013 – Analyse the semantics and sociolinguistics of Auslan
  • PSPLAN015 – Research the role of an Auslan interpreter

More information about this qualification and its units can be found here.

 

OUTCOME

On successful completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Understand a wide range of demanding, long texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
  • Express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Your enrolment in the course does not guarantee that you will successfully complete or that you will obtain a particular employment outcome where it is outside of ATE's control.

Students must have successfully completed all units in order to be issued with an NRT_logo.jpgAQF [Australian Qualifications Framework] certification documentation for PSP51018 – Diploma of Auslan.

 

Course offerings

  • Blended Courses in Brisbane & Online Only Courses
  • Starts: 19th April 2021
  • 30 Weeks (Excluding School and Public Holidays)
  • Day and Night Courses Available 

In an effort to be fair, students who are currently enrolled in the entry requirement course with ATE will be prioritised during the enrolment approval process. 

 

BLENDED COURSES

 

Annerley - Our Lady's College, 15 Chester Road, Annerley, QLD, 4103​

  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 6.00pm to 8.30pm (nights classes) - Commencing 19th April 2021.

You can view the Program Factsheet for this offering here.

Enrolments are not yet open for this offering...

 

Moorooka - Deaf Services, 915 Ipswich Road, Moorooka, QLD, 4105

  • Fridays: 9.00am to 2.30pm (day classes) - Commencing 23rd April 2021.

You can view the Program Factsheet for this offering here.

Enrolments are not yet open for this offering...

 

 

ONLINE ONLY COURSEs (regional students only)

  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 6.00pm to 8.30pm (night classes) - Commencing 19th April 2021.

You can view the Program Factsheet for this offering here.

Enrolments are not yet open for this offering...

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6.00pm to 8.30pm (night classes) - Commencing 20th April 2021.

You can view the Program Factsheet for this offering here.

Enrolments are not yet open for this offering...

 

if you have any queries, YOU CAN CALL US ON 07 3892 8539.

 

Alternatively, you can email us at:

enrolments@accesstraining.edu.au for all enrolment-related queries, or

study@accesstraining.edu.au for all other queries.

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Access Training & Education RTO#41192

    • Duration & Delivery 30 weeks - Blended or online only
    • Type Diploma Course
    • Prerequisite Certificate IV in Auslan
    • Fees $5,500.00