Auslan 1 will equip you with skills to communicate with people who are deaf. The course teaches you the Australian Sign Language (Auslan). This module forms part of the Certificate II in Auslan which covers the foundations of AUSLAN, deaf culture in the community, deaf education and the development of deaf community identity, workplace communication and presenting information.
You will be expected to have relevant language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills to complete this course. You will also be required to attend an information session.
Certificate II in Auslan (Module Auslan 1 Only)
Modules / Units of Competency
There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate II in Auslan (Module Auslan 1 Only). The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
Title Approx. Hours
Auslan 1 63
Auslan 2 63
Auslan 3 63
Auslan 4 63
Auslan 5 63
Deaf Culture and Community 1 32
Dealing with Conflict 20
An Overview of Deaf History 43
Introduction to Language and Terminology 40
Auslan 1 is approximately 63 hours. Classroom attendance is approximately 3 hours (one night) per week. Student intakes are generally in April.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
Gordon Institute Support Services
The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.