Build on your Auslan skills
This course builds on the Certificate II in Auslan and will provide you with the skills to sign in everyday social and personal contexts.
You will also gain an understanding of deaf community principles and practices, preparing you for a possible career working with Auslan signers/users.
- Analyse the structure of signs
- Understanding of issues in Australian Deaf history
- Use Auslan for a variety of purposes including employment, personal and learning
I have the following attributes:
- Language-learning aptitude
- High level of memory retention and concentration
- Flexibility, adaptability, understanding and acceptance
- Accuracy and objectivity
- Able to liaise with people from a range of backgrounds
- Broad general knowledge, including current affairs
If you have not completed the Certificate II in Auslan, or completed an RPL giving you credit for the Certificate II units, then undertaking the Certificate III in Auslan will take 2 semesters to complete.
If you have completed the Certificate II or have gained RPL for it, then it will take 1 semester to complete the Certificate III.
You'll be able to access your personal timetable (find out how on our Timetables page), once you have paid your fees. In the meantime the information below provides an indication of the time commitment required to complete this course, depending on available study options.
This is a full-time course that runs 4 days per week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9.00am – 2.15pm.
Study outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research will be required to successfully complete your course.
Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.
Please note course delivery will be entirely in Auslan, with no spoken language used in the classroom.
Many employers and service providers will expect Auslan-English Interpreter practitioners to have a NAATI Certification (Certified Provisional Interpreter - Diploma level or higher) – it is difficult to get translating and interpreting work without it. Certification details available from www.naati.com.au/certification/certification
Bring your own device (BYOD) is encouraged but not essential. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.
As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study, for example text books and stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.
This course provides you with the knowledge and skills in Auslan that may lead to employment in a range of deaf-related vocations, such as:
- Deaf employment
- Deaf learning
- Social and community work
- Personal development
Please note You can visit one of our four Jobs and Skills Centres located at NMT's Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Perth campuses for free career planning advice and job search support.
North Metropolitan TAFE offers you a range of further study opportunities, see below for a list of related courses.
Study options and next steps
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Semester 2, 2023
Perth - On Campus
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The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.
Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification. If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.
Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the Study options and next steps section above.