Certificate II in Auslan - Deaf Connect

Key Information

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 undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test as part of the enrolment process. You must score a minimum of 3 points in all core skills, except numeracy, for your enrolment to be approved.

 

Some students choose to complete a Beginner Course before enrolling in this course. This can be helpful for deciding whether students want to commit to further studies in Auslan. The content in a Beginner Course is also covered in the early stages of the Certificate II course. Beginner Courses are not mandatory.

 

More information will be provided to you upon assessment of your eligibility for your course of choice.

 

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

PSP20218 - Certificate II in Auslan is made up of three (3) units that you will need to successfully complete in order to attain your Certificate.

 

  • 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

 

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

Study Option

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

 

Face-to-face and live online sessions are timetabled in your Course Guide (see below).
However, outside this time, students are expected to complete approximately 30 hours per week for individual study, online learning, their own review of signs and information from class activities, research and preparation of assessments, and community contact.

 

Auslan Only Weekend

In addition to this, students will be required to attend an Auslan Only Weekend (AOW), which will also be attended by members of the Deaf Community. AOWs are held in Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney. You are expected to travel to the venue closest to you. The Adelaide AOW weekend is not residential while the Brisbane and Sydney ones are.
Semester 1, 2023 AOWs will take place from Friday, 26th May 2023 to Sunday, 28th May - venue details are yet to be confirmed.
Note:
Attendance to the AOW is compulsory.
If you choose the online study option, you will be expected to attend the AOW face-to-face and travel to your state-based AOW, unless you live outside NSW, QLD or SA - in this case, you can go to the venue closest to you.

 

Duration

One semester – 19 weeks:

  • 1 week for Online Orientation + 18 weeks

 

Classes will be 5 hours per week (over 1 day or 2 evenings). You will also be expected to watch a 1 hour pre-recorded video each week.

For information about RPL, please refer to the 'Key Information' section and the 'Recognition Processes - Credit Transfer (CT) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)' tab on this page.

 

Government funding is available in certain states for students who meet specific eligibility criteria.

 

Note: The Auslan Only Weekend (AOW) is compulsory.

 

Australian Capital Territory

  • Recognition of Prior Learning: $170 (non-concessional) or $85 (concessional) for eligible students.
  • PSP20218 - Certificate II in Auslan is funded under JobTrainer Skilled Capital.
  • Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments.
  • There are ten (10) fee-free subsidised places available under JobTrainer Skilled Capital in Semester 1, 2023*. JobTrainer is a jointly funded initiative of the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments.
  • You can check your eligibility here.
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    *Note: Subsidised places will be allocated as completed enrolments are received. When all subsidised places have been used up, students will be required to pay a fee of $600 (inclusive of the Auslan Only Weekend).

 

New South Wales

  • $0 + the Auslan Only Weekend fee = $250 (non-concessional) for eligible students , or
  • $0 + the Auslan Only Weekend fee = $125 (concessional) for eligible students.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning: $0 for eligible students.
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
  • Fee-free training may be available to students who meet the NSW JobTrainer requirements. Training under JobTrainer is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments.
  • You can check your eligibility here.

 

Queensland

  • $250 + the Auslan Only Weekend fee = $500 (non-concessional co-contribution fee) for eligible students, or
  • $100 + the Auslan Only Weekend fee = $225 (concessional co-contribution fee) for eligible students.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning: $170 (non-concessional co-contribution fee) or $85 (concessional co-contribution fee) for eligible students.
  • This training is subsidised by the Queensland Government under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program.
  • You can check your eligibility 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 unit(s) of competency being delivered during the course.

     

    *Note: Under the Queensland VET Investment Program Priority Skills List, ATE has an exemption for this course that allows students who hold a certificate III or higher level qualification to still be considered for funding eligibility, as long as they meet all other eligibility criteria.

 

South Australia

  • $260 + the Auslan Only Weekend fee = $310 (non-concessional) for eligible students, or
  • $130 + the Auslan Only Weekend fee = $155 (concessional) for eligible students.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning: $170 (non-concessional co-contribution fee) or $85 (concessional co-contribution fee) for eligible students.
  • This training is supported through WorkReady by the Government of South Australia.
  • You can check your eligibility here.
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    *Note: The minimum age for students to enrol in South Australia is 18 years of age.

 

Other States

  • $2,750.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning: $1,375.
  • ATE does not provide subsidised training for students from other states. If you are from another state or territory and wish to enrol, you will need to pay the full fee of the course.

 

Please read our Fees and Refunds Policy here or in the Student Handbook.

 

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

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 ATE’s obligations towards our students, information about students’ rights and obligations towards ATE, as well as links to the relevant policies.

 

You are required to read and understand our Student Handbook prior to enrolling into this course.

Funding Eligibility Evidence

In order for ATE to assess your funding eligibility, 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).

 

Proof of residency or employment in the form of one of the following:

  • Current driver’s license
  • Health Care card or Pension card
  • Proof of Age card
  • Letter or email form employer to show the street address where you are working
  • Utilities account relating to your address within the last 3 months of rental document.

 

If relevant, proof of disability in the form of one of the following:

  • Disability Support Pension card
  • Letter form a medical practitioner
  • Letter from appropriate government agency
  • Letter from TAFE NSW Teacher/Consultant for students with a disability
  • Letter from special education coordinator
  • Letter from specialised allied health professional.

 

Note (students in ACT and NSW):
The documents you provide must be a copy of the original which has been sighted and signed by an Approved Witness within the last twelve (12) months. For a list of Approved Witnesses, please visit the Attorney-General's Department page.

 

Course Confirmation

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 reliable internet connection
  • 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)
  • GoReact account for your videos to be uploaded – account will be provided prior to the commencement of the course
  • 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

 

Note:
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 ATE 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 blended courses, laptops are preferred rather than phones or tablets and you may need to hotspot from your phone. For online only 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.

ATE will provide weekly Auslan Practice Sessions for students to practice their signing skills. Subject Matter Experts will also provide extra tutorials on the theory units.

 

Students are strongly encouraged to attend. Check your timetable in your Course Guide to find out when the sessions are.

 

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 our Support Services Policy here or in our Student Handbook.

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

  • Understand sentences and frequently-used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment),
  • Communicate about simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters,
  • Describe in simple terms your immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

 

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.

 

You must have successfully completed all units in order to be issued with an AQF [Australian Qualifications Framework] certification documentation for PSP20218 – Certificate II in Auslan.

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.

UPCOMING COURSES

Semester 1, 2023 enrolments are now open and enrolment links are displayed below. Each state has its own tab – please do not enrol in another state’s class.

Course offerings are now available to view under the Offerings and Program Factsheets tab.

Enrolments will close on 9 December 2022.

 

 

ACTNSWNTQLDSAOther State

Name Course Start Date Course End Date
2023 S1 ACT - Cert II Canberra - Wednesday 9am - 2:30pm 25/01/2023 21/06/2023

Name Course Start Date Course End Date
2023 S1 NSW - Cert II Newcastle - Mon & Wed 6pm - 8:30pm 25/01/2023 21/06/2023
2023 S1 NSW - Cert II Online - Wednesday 9am - 2:30pm 25/01/2023 21/06/2023
2023 S1 NSW - Cert II Parramatta - Thursday 9am - 2:30pm 25/01/2023 22/06/2023
2023 S1 NSW - Cert II Parramatta - Tue & Thu 6pm - 8:30pm 25/01/2023 22/06/2023
2023 S1 NSW - Cert II Sydney - Wednesday 9am - 2:30pm 25/01/2023 21/06/2023

There are currently no available openings for this course.

Name Course Start Date Course End Date
2023 S1 QLD - Cert II Nerang - Wednesday 9am - 2:30pm 25/01/2023 21/06/2023
2023 S1 QLD - Cert II Toombul - Tuesday 9am - 2:30pm 25/01/2023 20/06/2023

Name Course Start Date Course End Date
2023 S1 SA - Cert II Online - Wednesday 9am - 2:30pm (NSW time) 25/01/2023 21/06/2023

Name Course Start Date Course End Date
2023 S1 FFS - Cert II Online - Wednesday 9am - 2:30pm (NSW time) 25/01/2023 21/06/2023

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