About the Course

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

NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Qualification Certificate II
National Code 22075VIC
Where can I study?

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 achieved.

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

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?


  Starts in December


  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: 22075VIC-01V01-18DUB-011


How will I study?

Delivery Location: Dubbo College, Myall Street Campus

Certificate II 22075VIC offers an introduction to Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN) and is consistent with the Certificate II level of the Australian Qualifications Framework. You will develop your ability to give and receive simple information in Auslan in personal, learning, employment, social and community contexts. Certificate II in Auslan provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge of Auslan structure and sign names in conversation, in a culturally appropriate way.

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, TAFE NSW conditions of entry to this course are: commitment to attend and the ability to work independently

Start time is 6pm and finishes at 9am, during TAFE terms. Classes are held in the conference room in the Hub (A block) at Dubbo TAFE, Myall st campus and delivery via Video-Conference can be arranged into other locations.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Evening

Classes are held 2 evenings per week on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Course length: 6 hours per week for 37 Weeks

Classes start at 6:00 PM and end at 9:00 PM
Start Date: 5 December 2018
End Date: 29 November 2019

What will I pay?

This course in fuinded under Smart and Skilled - depending on individual circumstances, concessions or exemptions may apply.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $320.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.