Certificate II in Aboriginal Language/s


This course targets Aboriginal peoples and Aboriginal people of Aboriginal descent, who identify as Aboriginal and are accepted as such by the local Aboriginal community. You will acquire a moderate range of language structures and vocabulary items to enable you to speak, read and write the Aboriginal language in routine social, community and work settings. In addition, you will gain a knowledge and appreciation of Aboriginal culture. This course is especially suited to Aboriginal peoples who are looking for employment in the education sector for Aboriginal peoples; people who aim to work with Aboriginal communities to strengthen relationships and strive for community capacity building.

Entry Requirements:

Entry is open to Aboriginal peoples who have completed Certificate I in Aboriginal Language/ or equivalent. Aboriginal peoples are of Aboriginal descent, identify as Aboriginal and are accepted as such by the local Aboriginal community. Entry for non-Aboriginal people is subject to local Aboriginal community approval.


8 units: 3 core; 5 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Listen and speak in an Aboriginal language; Listen and respond in an Aboriginal Language; Develop basic linguistic and grammatical concepts to an Aboriginal Language. Electives: Produce simple word processed documents; Develop understanding of own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity; Investigate Aboriginal issues; Demonstrate awareness of cultural protocols for communicating with an Aboriginal community; Plan and conduct a simple project; Read and write in an Aboriginal language; Develop knowledge about the interdependence of Aboriginal language with land, cultures and identity; Identify Indigenous Australian Languages; Develop an Aboriginal language resource; Deliver a brief presentation. Plus optional enrichment electives.

Study Pathways:

There are advanced standing arrangements between the Certificate II in Aboriginal Language course and the Sydney University Bachelor of Arts degree, the Graduate Certificate of Indigenous Language Education, Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Language Education and Master of Indigenous Language Education.

Further information:

Aboriginal language skills and cultural knowledge can be an advantage in the education sector, government departments, community services, health, and tourism industry.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00591E

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Coast - Coffs Harbour Education Centre No info No
North Coast - Macksville No info No

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