Batchelor: available to Indigenous students by mixed mode delivery
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.
The Associate Degree of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics is designed to provide students with a coherent theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to engage in culturally informed and accountable ways of language work. Study focuses on the linguistic skills and knowledge needed for appropriate and culturally sensitive language documentation, maintenance and language recovery and revitalisation. Students are also provided with the opportunity to achieve basic skills in speaking an Indigenous language (Yolngu or Arrernte), and gain an understanding of how language (and language learning) is embedded within cultural and social understandings and practice.
The course prepares students for professional practice and further study in the fields of language and linguistics, and in Indigenous language planning and policy at local and national levels. Graduates are prepared for effective participation in and equitable engagement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language cultures and the broader Australian community.
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) at the required level approved for admission.
- 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 score at the required level approved for admission.
- Successful completion of 40 credit points in 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.
For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.