Expand your knowledge of Auslan
This Certificate IV provides an in-depth knowledge of deaf protocol and will develop your ability to adjust signing styles to suit a specified audience, including the skills needed to use Auslan in a range of unpredictable, more challenging tasks such as specialised workplace exchanges in personal, learning, social and community contexts.
You will also gain a thorough knowledge of deaf culture and customs and have the opportunity to gain employment in a role requiring Auslan qualifications.
- Learn deaf protocol
- Adjust signing styles to suit a specified audience
- Use complex Auslan
- Accordion content
I have the following attributes:
- Language-learning aptitude
- High level of memory retention, concentration, accuracy and objectivity
- Flexibility, adaptability, understanding and acceptance
- Able to liaise with people from a range of backgrounds
- Good organisational and time management skills
- Broad general knowledge, including current affairs
If you have not completed the Certificate II in Auslan and Certificate III in Auslan, or completed an RPL giving you credit for both courses, then undertaking the Certificate IV in Auslan will take 3 semesters to complete.
If you have completed the Certificate II and Certificate III or have gained RPL for them, then it will take 1 semester to complete the Certificate IV.
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, 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.
You will need to bring your own device (BYOD) to support your study. You will be required to film yourself and upload your videos. 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 stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments as well as textbooks.
You'll need to have a copy of the following two books to support your Auslan studies:
- Johnston, T. (2003). Signs of Australia: a new dictionary of Auslan. North Rocks Press: Australia
- Johnston, T. & Schembri, A. (2007). Australian Sign Language: An introduction to sign language linguistics. Cambridge University Press: UK
These books may be in limited supply, you are advised to source suppliers and check timeframe for delivery.
Total cost of books is approximately $200 (not available for purchase through TAFE and cost is subject to change).
This course provides you with the knowledge and skills in Auslan that may lead to employment in areas 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.
Study options and next steps
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Semester 1, 2024
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. 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.