Certificate IV in Auslan - PSP40818


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

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.This qualification aligns to an adaptation, for sign languages, of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), B2: Independent User.This is an Auslan signer who can:understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his or her field of specialisationinteract with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native/proficient signers quite possible without strain for either partyproduce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.The volume of learning for a Certificate IV is typically 1 to 2 years.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Converse in Auslan at a basic user level
  • Compare the fundamental differences between Auslan and English structure
  • Compare other sign languages to Auslan
  • Compare the structure of sentences in Auslan and English
  • Converse in Auslan at an independent user level (familiar subjects)
  • Source information on Deaf culture, and communicate according to Deaf protocol
  • Converse in Auslan at an independent user level (abstract and concrete notions)
  • Communicate with Deafblind people
  • Research the development of educational and social conditions for Australian Deaf communities
  • Analyse the structure of Auslan signs
  • Take notes for Deaf, hard of hearing and Deafblind people

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
St George College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 36 weeks
St Leonards Campus No
  • Part-time : 1 year

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