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Tafe NSW - Auslan Certificate II - Smart and Skilled Subsidy

Did you know that TAFE NSW offers several courses that are subsidised by the NSW Government? 

I was most excited to see Auslan certificate II as one of the offerings, I have provided a course link below and you can check your eligibility to have the course subsidised through the fee information link.

Course Info:

This qualification provides signing skills to communicate in Auslan on familiar and routine matters. Communication may take place in any situation including personal, public, social, employment and educational domains.

This is an Auslan signer who can:

  • understand sentences and frequently-used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment)
  • communicate about simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
  • describe in simple terms aspects of his or her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Smart and Skilled subsidy eligibility criteria:

Happy Signing!!!

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    Emilia Agostino

    Hi Lindsay! 

    Thanks so much for sharing! 

    The Deaf Society also run certificate and diploma level courses and have access to the subsidy as well, so I'm currently studying certificate 3 at no cost!! 

    Here's the website:


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    Lisa-Rae Clark

    Thank you Emilia and Lindsay for this information.
    I have wanted to learn Auslan for many years but have been concerned I would have no available avenues to practice what I learn and use what I learn but working with Hireup, I would think will make doing a course beneficial. I will definitely be following up on your information.
    Kind regards

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    Chelsea Allen

    Deaf Services QLD offers a similar subsidy for anyone intending to complete all levels of accredited Auslan training to become an interpreter - the Cert II is reduced from $2000 to $100! Conditions are that you intend to complete all the accredited courses to become an interpreter, are over 15 years old and aren't currently studying at uni or TAFE. Anyone in QLD seriously looking into a career in Auslan interpreting, I'd check this out:

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