Certificate II in Auslan

Certificate II   NRT
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    Course description and aims

    This course provides knowledge and skills for participants who require
    introductory training in order to communicate with other Deaf people, or
    hearing people who need to communicate with Deaf family or workplace colleagues.
    At this level, the course teaches participants how to give simple information
    in Auslan in a number of contexts, apply major principles of learning Auslan as
    a second language and demonstrate an understanding of basic cultural and
    historical knowledge of the Deaf community.

    Successful completion of this course will enable graduates who come into contact
    with sign language users in their workplaces to expand their skills and enhance
    their employment opportunities in roles such as:
    - Teachers Aide
    - Child Care Worker
    - Child or Youth Residential Care Assistant
    - Community Worker
    - Case Manager
    - Case Worker
    - Youth Worker
    - Aged Care Worker
    - Integration Aide
    - Administration Officer/Receptionist
    - Nurse

    Course outcomes and careers

    Entry requirements

    In order to successsfully enter this course students should be able to:

    - read and write at a level that displays emerging technical knowledge and
    vocabulary, a developing personal style, increased complexity in language use
    and a growing capacity to sustain longer pieces of work.(Reference:
    Australian Core Standards Framework).

    - participate in small informal groups

    - participate in small group verbal/signed discussions, presentations and
    instructional sequences regarding less familiar issues to be determined in
    English or Auslan.

    - and have an interest in Auslan and the Deaf community.

    These competencies may have been acquired through work experience, community
    involvement and/or previous education and training.

    There is no limit to enrolment in this course in terms of an individual's age,
    gender, social or educational background providing the minimum entry level is

    Providers should facilitate access to bridging courses, including English
    language programs, to ensure that this principle can be upheld in program

    Enrol at any location

    Part Time Evening
    Course start:
    Tue 6 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    36 Weeks
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    6 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
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    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class a week over 2 evenings and access the Moodle for two units. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look like is: Tuesday and Thursday 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    VU20233Apply basic principles of learning Auslan as a second language40
    VU20234Identify significant features of Deaf community and culture40
    VU20232Outline the development of social and educational conditions for deaf communities50
    VU20228Use simple Auslan for employment purposes80
    VU20229Use simple Auslan for learning purposes80
    VU20230Use simple Auslan for personal purposes80
    VU20231Use simple Auslan for social and community purposes80



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