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PSP51018 Diploma of Auslan

PSP51018 Diploma of Auslan

National ID PSP51018 State ID BDQ9

Open the door to a world of opportunities

You'll be equipped with the in-depth skills needed to work in a wide range of complex settings and contexts. This course builds on the Certificate IV and provides greater employment opportunities.

Two women using their hands to sign Auslan language

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills program, through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.


When Semester 2, 2024.

Study Mode On campus.

Build on your Auslan skills to open up employment opportunities

This diploma will provide you with the skills to use Auslan in a range of specialised, complex and technical workplace exchanges across personal, learning, employment, social and community contexts. You will be able to gain employment in a role requiring knowledge of Auslan and use your skills in a wide range of contexts.

The Diploma of Auslan builds on Certificate IV in Auslan and provides a greater opportunity for employment in a role requiring Auslan comprehension.

  • Converse in Auslan at a proficient level
  • Communicate according to Deaf protocol
  • Analyse the semantics and sociolinguistics of Auslan
  • Apply Auslan in employment, learning, personal and social and community purposes
  • Communicate in Auslan with increasing independence
  • Develop fluent Auslan signing skills
  • Source and use information about deafblindness and communication methods

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
  • Broad general knowledge, including current affairs

Important information

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Semester 2, 2024


Duration 4 Semesters
When Semester 2, 2024
Where Perth
How On campus

Course fees

Indicative General fee $1,200.00
(Tuition fee* $1,200.00 + Resource fee $0.00 )
Indicative Concession fee $400.00
(Tuition fee* $400.00 + Resource fee $0.00 )

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822


*Fee disclaimers

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.

T 1300 300 822


National ID Unit title
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 protocol
PSPLAN004 Converse in Auslan at an independent user level (familiar subjects)
PSPLAN005 Analyse the structure of Auslan signs
PSPLAN006 Research the development of educational and social conditions for Australian Deaf communities
PSPLAN007 Converse in Auslan at an independent user level (abstract and concrete notions)
PSPLAN008 Compare the structure of sentences in Auslan and English
PSPLAN012 Converse in Auslan at a proficient user level
PSPLAN013 Analyse the semantics and sociolinguistics of Auslan
National ID Unit title
PSPLAN010 Communicate with Deafblind people
PSPLAN014 Convey information between Auslan and English
PSPLAN015 Research the role of an Auslan interpreter

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