Auslan Components Draft 1

Project Summary

Existing Auslan qualifications and unit of competency were accredited by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).  Auslan components have been updated to reflect the Standards for Training packages and will be in the PSP Public Sector Training Package.
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Project Background

The following courses were accredited by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) from 01 January 2011 to 31 December 2017:

  • 22075VIC - Certificate II in Auslan
  • 22077VIC - Certificate III in Auslan
  • 22078VIC - Certificate IV in Auslan
  • 22081VIC - Diploma of Auslan

The accredited courses consisted of the above four qualifications and a suite of 32 units of competency.

These courses were previously maintained by Government Skills Australia (GSA), an Industry Skills Council (ISC). Responsibility for these courses was transferred to SkillsIQ following the closure of Industry Skills Councils. SkillsIQ now supports IRCs that oversee some training package products formerly managed by GSA, including those relating to translating and interpreting.

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has approved SkillsIQ to complete training package development work to address skills needs for Auslan signers. This will result in a suite of national training package products that reflect the Standards for Training Packages and will be available to all Registered Training Organisations to be used for training in these skills when the current accredited courses expire. Work will be directed by the Public Sector IRC and Auslan training package products will be included in the PSP Public Sector Training Package.

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

To inform the development of Auslan training package products, a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was formed. The Auslan TAC reports to the Public Sector IRC and is made up of Deaf community stakeholders and subject matter experts from across Australia who provide:

  • guidance at the national level to ensure training package products are flexible and responsive to changing needs and practices
  • specialist advice and strategic direction in relation to stakeholder feedback and issues relevant to their sector
  • views and feedback on behalf of the sector/organisation they represent
  • support and facilitation of communication and consultation with others, including other members of their organisation, association members and other networks.

Draft 1 of Auslan training package products now available for broad consultation.

Consultation Activities and Timelines

National consultation for Draft 1 will be open for a period of six weeks from 19th June to 29th July 2017. During this period input will be sought on the following:

  • 15 Units of Competency and associated Assessment Requirements
  • 4 qualifications.

SkillsIQ will be undertaking a number of key activities to engage community stakeholders and VET professionals. Further details will be posted on the SkillsIQ website as they are confirmed.

Following the close of the consultation period, feedback received will be collated and evaluated. This feedback will inform the development of Draft 2, which will be made publically available for validation prior to the submission for endorsement.

It is anticipated that the Auslan training package products will be submitted to the AISC for consideration in November 2017.  The table below outlines the timelines for the training package review.

Auslan TAC Meeting 1

March 2017

Preparation Draft 1 & TAC Consultation

April - May 2017

Consultation Draft 1

June - July 2017

Auslan TAC Meeting 2

August 2017

Feedback analysis & Draft 2 Development

August 2017

Validation Draft 2

September 2017

Auslan TAC Meeting 3

October 2017

State Training Authorities Engagement

October 2017

Quality Check

October 2017


November 2017

All proposed training package components are listed in the menu on the left and you can access any one of them by clicking on the title and entering your comments in comment box applicable to the section on which you wish to provide input. We encourage you to provide your feedback on this first draft and thank you for your interest in this project.


Draft 1 Auslan Consultation Guide June 2017

Recent Comments

Barbara H 14.06.2017

"I like the way you have combined the four separate language units (which were basically the same) into one larger unit. It is now more comprehensive and reads MUCH better. "

Auslan Components Draft 1

PSPLAN001 Converse in Auslan at a basic user level_Draft 1 June 2017


Barbara H 14.06.2017

"Yes, Jenny is correct. "

Auslan Components Draft 1

PSPLAN001 Converse in Auslan at a basic user level_Draft 1 June 2017


Jenny R 14.06.2017

"In sign linguistics we do not say "pronounce" a sign, we say "articulate". This needs to be updated throughout all of the units of competency. "

Auslan Components Draft 1

PSPLAN001 Converse in Auslan at a basic user level_Draft 1 June 2017