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Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Batchelor
144101
Casuarina Campus
104321
External Studies
104321
Course Duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Part-time
6 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
093306A
CDU Course Code

WINLL1

Award
Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Literacy, Language and Media

Are you looking for a qualification in an Australian Indigenous language? The Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics is what you are looking for.

This unique course informs and engages Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in language and culture and builds your theoretical and practical knowledge and skills so you can engage in culturally informed and accountable ways of Indigenous language work.

Your studies focus on the linguistic skills and knowledge needed for appropriate and culturally sensitive language documentation, maintenance and language recovery and revitalisation.

You will develop basic language skills in an Indigenous language (Yolngu or Arrernte), and learn how language (and language learning) exists within cultural and social understandings and practices.

This course prepares you for professional practice and further study and research in the fields of language and linguistics, and in Indigenous language planning and policy at local and national levels, enabling effective participation in and equitable engagement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language cultures and the broader Australian community.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Domestic applications

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

Study Link

All International applicants must apply through Study Link unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to opportunities to work in government, communities and non-government organisations (NGOs) in roles that require this specialised skill including advisor, translator, mediator, administration, or planner.

  • For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

    For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • This course may be deferred up to 1 year.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

    Campus notes

    Batchelor:This course is available to Indigenous students by mixed mode delivery through the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) in Batchelor.

    AFB: This is an ABSTUDY approved course that may attract Away From Base (AFB) funding and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
    For further information and/or eligibility please visit cdu.edu/afb.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The course requires the completion of 240 credit points of study drawn from units offered in the Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics.

Core units provide an orientation and a linguistic foundation to allow students to develop specialised knowledge across key areas of study in language documentation and maintenance. All study of language and culture is firmly embedded in pedagogical practice that is culturally based, informed by history and underpinned by accountable and respectful application of linguistic theory and methods in urban and remote community language maintenance and revitalisation.

Students supplement their study with the learning of Indigenous languages and/or preparation for culturally appropriate research practices.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cp

Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below. 

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
Plus either:
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability (new title from 2016) OR
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

Core Units
(10 units)
100cp
Compulsory Core units totalling 100 credit points as detailed below.

IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts (previously ATI130)
INL100 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1 (previously LGA100)
INL120 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 2 (previously LGA200)
INL130 Language in Society  (previously LMA200)
IND200 Cultural Capabilities (available from 2017)
IND230 Language Maintenance and Identity (previously ATI100)
LGA210 Semantics
IND300 Safe Spaces (available from 2017)
INL300 Linguistics Applications in Indigenous Language Analysis
INR300 Indigenous Research Ethics and Methodologies (available from 2018)
 

Specialist Electives A
(6 units)
60cp

Units totalling 60 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.
Note: A minimum of 30cp must be selected from 300-level units.

EST202 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages and Literacies
INL220 Resource Production and Use (replaces LGA220 and LGA310 from 2016)
INL221 Indigenous Language Maintenance and Revitalisation (available from 2017)
INR200 Research with Indigenous People (available from 2017)
LMA210 Languages in Contact
LMA220 Language Acquisition
INL360 Language Centre Management (available from 2018)
IND390 Indigenous Knowledge Project x 2 (repeatable)
LMA310 Community Language Planning
LGA320 Dictionary Making
 

Specialist Electives B
(4 units)
40cp

Units totalling 40 credit points selected from the list below.

Yolngu Languages and Culture
CAS110 Introduction to Yongu Languages and Culture 1
CAS111 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture 2
CAS205 Yolngu Life and Literature
CAS206 Yolngu Matha Conversation
CAS305 Yolngu Texts and Conversations 2

Central Australian Languages
CAL210 Learning a Central Australian Language 1
CAL211 Learning a Central Australian Language 2
CAL305 Central Australian Languages - Texts and Narrative
IND390# Indigenous Knowledge Project (can only be completed once as a specialist elective B unit)
INL390# Indigenous Language Project (can only be completed once as a specialist elective B unit)

Indigenous Social Science
Units chosen from the Bachelor of Applied Social Science, taking into account any pre-requisites that may apply.
 

Electives
(2 units)
20cp
Select units totalling 20 credit points may be selected from undergraduate units offered by the University.
 
240
Total Credit Points

Students who commence in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Note: #IND390 and INL390 can only be taken twice within one degree program. ie. twice in Specialist elective A choices or once in Specialist elective A choices and once in Specialist elective B choices.

Course Changes and Transitional Arrangements - 2016

Students who have completed ATI100 should not complete IND230.
Students who have completed ATI120 should not complete IND120.
Students who have completed ATI130 should not complete IND130.
Students who have completed ATI150 should not complete IND150.
Students who have completed LGA100 should not complete INL100.
Students who have completed LGA200 should not complete INL200.
Students who have completed LGA300 should not complete INL300.
Students who have completed LGA220 or LGA310 should not complete INL220.
Students who have completed LMA200 should not complete INL130.
Students who have completed CAS311 should consult with the course coordinator to ensure that they are following course rules if they enrol in IND390 or INL390.

Unit Title Changes

Unit Code Previous Title New Title (2016)
CUC100 Academic Literacies Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability 

Unit Code Changes

Previous Unit Code New Unit Code (2016) New Unit Title
ATI100 IND230 Language Maintenance and Identity 
ATI120 IND120 Indigenous People, Society and Culture
ATI130 IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts
ATI150 IND150 Colonising Australia
LGA100 INL100 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1
LGA200 INL120 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 2
LMA200 INL130 Language in Society
LGA220 and LGA310 INL220 Resource Production and Use
LGA300 INL300 Linguistics Applications in Indigenous Language Analysis
CAS311

IND390 or
INL390

Indigenous Knowledge Project or
Indigenous Language Project

Discontinued Units from 2016: 
 

Unit Code Unit Title
ATI100 Language Maintenance and Identity
ATI120 Understanding Society and Culture
ATI130 Writing Indigenous – Ethics and Protocols
ATI150 Indigenous Knowledges and Experience: History and Colonisation
LGA100 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1
LGA200 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 2
LGA220 Resource Production
LGA300 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 3
LGA310 Working with Indigenous Language Recordings
CAS311 Independent Study

 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
INL100 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1 CO INL120 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 2 CO
INL130 Language in Society CO IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts CO
Specialist elective B SE Specialist elective B SE
Year 2
IND200 Cultural Capabilities CO IND230 Language Maintenance and Identity CO
LGA210 Semantics CO Specialist elective A SE
Specialist elective A SE Specialist elective A SE
Specialist elective B SE Specialist elective B SE
Year 3
INL300 Linguistics Applications in Indigenous Language Analysis CO IND300 Safe Spaces CO
Specialist elective A SE INR300 Indigenous Research Ethics and Methodologies CO
Specialist elective A SE Specialist elective A SE
Elective E Elective E

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
    IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts CO
    Specialist elective B SE
    Specialist elective B SE
Year 2
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU INL120 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 2 CO
INL100 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1 CO IND230 Language Maintenance and Identity CO
INL130 Language in Society CO Specialist elective A SE
Specialist elective B SE Specialist elective A SE
Year 3
IND200 Cultural Capabilities CO IND300 Safe Spaces CO
LGA210 Semantics CO INR300 Indigenous Research Ethics and Methodologies CO
Specialist elective A SE Specialist elective B SE
Specialist elective B SE Elective E
Year 4
INL300 Linguistics Applications in Indigenous Language Analysis CO    
Specialist elective A SE    
Specialist elective A SE    
Elective E    

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