Course Title: Auslan Language Skills for Interpreters

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 032084

Program: C5116

Course Title: Auslan Language Skills for Interpreters

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 20.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng


Term1 2007

Course Contact: Sedat Mulayim

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9920

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course aims to develop appropriate Auslan language skills in general to enable students to communicate effectively with clients, other professionals and colleagues. Specific emphases are place on:
• Receptive [sight] comprehension
• Accurate reproduction of English texts
• Appropriate use of idiom, collocation, grammar/syntax, register, lexis in context
• Appropriate sign production and articulation

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of a bilingual intake test.

National Competency Codes and Titles


Auslan Language Skills for Interpreters

Learning Outcomes

1. Prepare effectively for interpreting dialogues, and employ effective research skills.
2. Practise Auslan language skills appropriate to domain in which dialogue takes place.
3. Practise features of Auslan appropriate for communicating in dialogues with clients in a face-to-face situation.
4. Practise receptive comprehension of aspects of Auslan outlined in elements 1, 2 &3 (above) including receptive comprehension appropriate to interpreting using telecommunication technologies.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is based on successful completion of learning outcome tasks.