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Master the art of sign language

Our Auslan course will open up the channels of communication for families of the hearing impaired, members of the deaf community or their workplace colleagues. Whether it is simply saying hello, finger spelling your name or counting, sign language bridges two different worlds. This course offers an advanced understanding of historical trends and issues within the deaf community. Participants will also gain higher training in AUSLAN, recognising the characteristics of signs, and gain the ability to give routine information at home, in the workplace or out in the neighbourhood. Course details

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South Bank

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Part time: 1 year / 1 day per week

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  • Full Fee $3,470
  • Subsidised $2,475
  • Concession $2,145

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Practical, hands-on classes combined with state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built learning areas make us a standout amongst training providers. Better than that though, many of our facilities are acknowledged by industry as being amongst the best in Australia.

Course snapshot

Key dates

South Bank 30 Jan 2018 Part time / 1 day per week Classroom

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this program are:

If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.


South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Students should also have access to the internet as a portion of this qualification is delivered online.


View the timetable. Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 712 007.

Important Information

This program is seeking re-accreditation for our 2018 delivery and TAFE Queensland Brisbane shall advise accordingly at a later date.
The units in this program are clustered. Therefore, students achieve competencies simultaneously and there are no exit points during the semester.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units as per the list below. Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

VU20235 Use routine Auslan for employment purposes Core
VU20236 Use routine Auslan for learning purposes Core
VU20237 Use routine Auslan for personal purposes Core
VU20238 Use routine Ausland for social and community purposes Core
VU20239 Identify issues in Australian Deaf history Core
VU20240 Analyse the structure of signs in Auslan Core


Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.



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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of subsidised courses.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Living in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

Give us a call to find out more.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

Students can access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.


22077VIC Certificate III in Auslan

Successful completion of Certificates II & III 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 but not limited to the following Job Prospects:

Job prospects

  • Further education at TAFE or University
  • Child Care Worker
  • Community Worker
  • Case Worker
  • Aged Care Worker
  • Administration Officer / Receptionist
  • Teacher\'s Aide
  • Child or Youth Residential Care Assistant
  • Case Manager
  • Youth Worker
  • Integration Aide
  • Nurse

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Beau Eastman

TAFE gave me training I could translate into employment.

"TAFE Queensland Brisbane gave me training I could translate into employment straight away. When the time came for further study, I went straight to TAFE Queensland Brisbane again because I knew that was where I would get the skills I needed. I'm now getting more out of my job thanks to TAFE."

Beau Eastman
TAFE Queensland Brisbane returning student

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  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this to TAFE Queensland.

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 13 November 2017

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