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Certificate I in Fundamental Aboriginal Languages for Personal Use

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Overview About this course

Strengthen your voice, identity and culture through language and acquire the skills to help preserve and amplify the voices and traditions of your community. Learn the foundations to reading and writing in your local language and join your community in protecting and promoting traditional languages for generations to come.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Participate in conversations and written text in your local language

  • Develop learning resources

  • Deepen your connection to culture

  • Work to protect and promote Aboriginal languages

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Develop your communication skills and practice speaking, writing and reading an Aboriginal language

  • Present a Welcome or Acknowledgement to Country in local Aboriginal language

  • A deeper understanding of culture and community

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • A teacher will contact you to make sure this is the right course for you.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Participated in basic spoken and written exchanges in targeted Aboriginal languages

  • An interest in maintaining Aboriginal Languages for current and future generations

  • An interest in encouraging and promoting the use of Aboriginal Languages between family and friends

  • The ability to develop and share learning resources with others

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Local Aboriginal land council, Cultural tour guide, Aboriginal education consultor and Language tutor

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate I in Fundamental Aboriginal Languages for Personal Use does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

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The Certificate I in Fundamental Aboriginal Languages for Personal Use does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate I in Fundamental Aboriginal Languages for Personal Use qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 6 Units of competency, including 5 core and 1 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Explore knowledge of local Aboriginal Language and Cultural Identity ABLCLT101

  • Carry out a project for learning an Aboriginal Language ABLLRN101

  • Develop an understanding of the sound and letter system of an Aboriginal Language ABLLNG103

  • Develop fundamental reading and writing skills in an Aboriginal Language ABLLNG102

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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