Deaf Connect (Registered Training Organisation #41192) is the largest provider of Auslan and Interpreting qualifications in Australia. We currently deliver courses in ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA & WA to over 1,000 students per year.

Qualifications received through DC are recognised by employers and other educational facilities.

In 2023, 90.7% of the students who completed the National Student Outcomes Survey said that they would recommend the training.

You can access more information on the qualifications offered in your area in the next section.

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Qualification and Bridging Courses

Deaf Connect (DC) provides a range of qualifications in Auslan and Interpreting starting from the Certificate II in Auslan all the way to the Diploma of Interpreting.

This is the pathway to PSP50922 – Diploma of Interpreting.

For more information about enrolment, click ‘Read More’.











A basic introduction to signing in Auslan.

Develop your ability to use appropriate cultural and Auslan skills for problem solving and interactions.

Designed to provide training in how to sign in a range of unpredictable, more challenging tasks at an autonomous level

Auslan for people who want to become sign language users with skills and knowledge applications across a broad range of technical and/or management requirements.

Designed to develop your skills and knowledge to interpret between two languages, the Diploma of Interpreting prepares interpreters for work typically in the community and business domains. 

Course offerings are only in Semester 1 each year. Enrolments for Semester 1 open in November.

Course offerings are only in Semester 2 each year. Enrolments for Semester 2 open in May.

Course offerings are only in Semester 1 each year. Enrolments for Semester 1 open in November.

Course offerings are only in Semester 2 each year. Enrolments for Semester 2 open in May.

Course Offerings are only in Semester 2 each year. The admission process starts between February and March.

For people who have high Auslan and English proficiency, DC offers an Auslan-English Interpreting Bridging Course that prepares students for PSP50922 - Diploma of Interpreting, which Deaf Connect (RTO #41192) delivers.

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Deaf Connect is the trading name of the Registered Training Organisation of Deaf Services (RTO#41192). We offer nationally recognised qualifications in Auslan and Interpreting through the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) of Deaf Services (RTO #41192).

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Key Information

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.


Students should read the Student Handbook prior to enrolling into an accredited course. You can access the Student Handbook here.

Students who have completed some formal/informal training and/or have proficiency in Auslan may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


For information about RPL, please refer to our RPL page.


You can access the Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy here or in the Student Handbook.


DC takes complaints and appeals very seriously and applies the principles of fairness and justice to all complaints and appeals lodged by students.


You can access the Complaints and Appeals Policies under ‘Deaf Connect’s Policies’ on this page or in the Student Handbook.

You can access information on Smart and Skilled here.

As part of the Queensland VET Investment program, the Queensland Government provides Deaf Connect (DC) access to funding under the Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Level Skills programs.


The Certificate 3 Guarantee is targeted at Certificate III qualifications and, in certain circumstances, lower-lever vocational qualifications.


The Higher Level Skills subsidies are provided for a select number of Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma level qualifications.


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For all course enquiries, please email [email protected] or call 1800 893 855 and our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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