Diploma of Yolngu Studies

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

The core units of this course provide basic grounding in the sounds of the languages, the grammar and basic vocabulary of Yolngu languages. Students will further develop their skills analysis and discussion of Yolngu narratives, both oral and written, in Yolngu languages as well as an understanding of the variety of ways in which ethical behaviour and protocols govern the interactions with people and the ways in which knowledge is used and shared.

Structure

The course requires the successful completion of 80 credit points of study. The core units of this course provide basic grounding in the sounds of the languages, the grammar and basic vocabulary of Yolngu languages.

Subjects

  • Yolngu studies

Standard entry requirements

  • NTCET or equivalent (Year 12) and an ATAR of 60 or higher
  • Or Certificate IV or above
  • Or STAT score of 135 or greater
  • Or submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience
  • Or 6 months of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma
  • Or completion of 40 credit points in the Preparation for Tertiary Study Program (ZTEP01), the Preparation for Tertiary Success (ZPTS11 or ZPTS21), or other recognised tertiary preparation course.

Further information

Applicants that do not meet the University's minimum entry requirements but are native speakers of a Yolngu language and are recognised by the Yolngu advisors to the school as having basic literacy skills or experience in research or education; or applicants in regular contact with Yolngu and who can demonstrate sound knowledge of culture and language proficiency, will also be considered for entry into the course.

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