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Undergraduate

Diploma of Indigenous Language Work

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Batchelor
146041
Casuarina Campus
116111
External Studies
116111
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

YINLA1

Award
Diploma of Indigenous Language Work
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Literacy, Language and Media

This course focuses on developing linguistic skills and knowledge needed for appropriate and culturally sensitive language documentation, maintenance and Indigenous language recovery and revitalisation.

You will prepare for important community language work and further study in the fields of language and linguistics.

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.
 

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities in government and non-government organisations (NGO) in roles where a qualification in Indigenous languages is relevant.

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

    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 5.

    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 80 credit points of study drawn from units offered in the Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics. Common and 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. Thirty (30) credit points of Specialist Electives allows students to diversify their studies into areas of specific interest. 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.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 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 2016) OR
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

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

Core Units
(3 units)
30cp Compulsory Core units totalling 30 credit points as detailed below.

INL100 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1
INL120 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 2
INL130 Language in Society
 

Specialist Elective
(3 units)
30cp Units totalling 30 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

CAS110 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture 1
CAS111 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture 2
CAL210 Learning a Central Australian Language 1
CAL211 Learning a Central Australian Language 2
IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts
IND200 Cultural Capabilities (available from 2017)
IND230 Language Maintenance and Identity
INL220 Resource Production and Use
INL221 Indigenous Language Maintenance and Revitalisation (available from 2017)
LGA210 Semantics
LMA210 Languages in Contact
LMA220 Language Acquisition
 

  80cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Diploma AQF Level 5 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

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.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Enhancing Sustainability OR
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
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 Specialist elective SE
Specialist elective SE Specialist elective SE

Students commencing in Semester 2

OPTION ONE

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a part-time 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.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
    Specialist elective SE
    Specialist elective SE
Year 2
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Enhancing Sustainability OR
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
CU INL120 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 2 CO
INL100 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1 CO Specialist elective SE
INL130 Language in Society CO    

OPTION TWO

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a part-time 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.

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
    Specialist elective SE
Year 2
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Enhancing Sustainability OR
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
CU INL120 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 2 CO
INL100 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1 CO Specialist elective SE
Year 3
INL130 Languages in Society CO    
Specialist elective SE    

 

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