Whilst there are no occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements applicable to this course, interested candidates must have completed, or have Auslan skills equivalent to, PSP51018 – Diploma of Auslan.
As a result, DC requires all candidates to complete a Pre-screening and Admissions Test in order to be offered a place in the course. These tests include an assessment of the student's basic Auslan receptive and production skills, their English skills, as well as 'About you' questions.
Only candidates who receive an official invitation for enrolment after having completed the Pre-Screening and Admissions Test will be able to enrol into the course.
The Auslan-English Interpreting Bridging Course is made up of four (4) modules that you will need to successfully complete in order to be issued with a Statement of Completion:
- Module 1 – Auslan Extension
- Module 2 – English Extension
- Module 3 – Pre-Interpreting Skills
- Module 4 – Interpersonal Skills
- Online via Zoom
Live online sessions are timetabled in your Course Guide (see below).
However, outside this time, students are expected to complete approximately 5 hours per week for individual study, online learning, revision and processing of information from class activities, research and preparation of assessments, and community contact.
One semester - 18 weeks:
- Term 1 – 9 weeks (2.5 hours per week),
- Term 2 – 9 weeks (2.5 hours per week),
For detailed information about this course, you can access the Course Guide appropriate to your course (based on its commencement) below:
The Student Handbook contains information about DC’s obligations towards our students, information about students’ rights and obligations towards DC, as well as links to the relevant policies.
You are required to read and understand our Student Handbook prior to enrolling into this course.
The below is the list of DC’s course offerings for S2, 2023 and their associated Program Factsheet.
Students considering enrolling in a course must read and are strongly encouraged to download the Program Factsheet relevant to their course of choice.
Note: The below list is subject to change.
Candidates who are offered a place in the Auslan-English Interpreting Bridging Course but choose not to enrol will be required to complete the entry requirements again if they wish to reapply for the course in the future.
Future Admission Testing will incur a fee to cover the costs associated with assessing and providing feedback to candidates.
In order for DC to confirm your enrolment, you will need to provide some evidence along with your Enrolment Form.
Proof of ID in the form of one of the following:
- Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Green Medicare card
- Naturalisation Certificate
- Humanitarian VISA
- Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (Permanent Resident).
Courses will only be confirmed once minimum enrolment numbers have been reached. Students will receive a confirmation email confirming that their course is going ahead, which they should wait for before committing to any affiliated expenses like childcare.
You need to have access to the following:
- Laptop or desktop computer with good quality reliable internet connection (tablets and hand-held devices are not sufficient)
- Filming device (webcam, handheld camera or smartphone)
- Word processing and presentation software(s) to make presentations or complete your assessments (Microsoft Word or Google Docs and Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides)
- PDF reader (download for free here)
- Access to Zoom
- 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
Our Learning Management System (Moodle) is not easily accessible from smart phones or tablets and is best accessed on a laptop or desktop computer. Due to the way our courses are structured, the Moodle App for either Apple or Android is NOT SUITABLE for studying DC courses. You are at risk of not seeing all learning materials in full when attempting to access them via a mobile phone or tablet.
For classroom-based courses, laptops are preferred rather than phones or tablets and you may need to hotspot from your phone. For blended courses, you MUST use a laptop or desktop computer and your screen must be of adequate size (about 22”) in order for you to clearly see your trainer and classmates. We recommend you use two monitors: one for the PowerPoint and one for your Zoom class.
On successful completion of the course, you will be offered direct entry into the Diploma of Interpreting at the next intake and will be issued with a Statement of Completion.
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 DC's control.
Students must have successfully completed all modules throughout the course in order to be issued with a Statement of Completion.
The Statement of Completion for this course can only be used for entry into the Diploma of Interpreting commencing the same year.
Email is the primary means by which we will contact you about your course, e.g. to confirm a course once minimum enrolment numbers are achieved, or cancel if we do not receive enough enrolments.
Please ensure you enter your email address correctly at the time of enrolment.
Please also monitor your Junk folder for emails from Access Training & Education or Deaf Connect. If you do not receive an email about your course by at least the day before the scheduled start date, please contact us.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
To express your interest in this course, please email us at [email protected] and provide us with the following information:
- State you are based in,
- Location where you wish to study, whether face-to-face or online,
- A short description of your Auslan exposure.
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