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Certificate II in Basic Aboriginal Languages for Social Use

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Overview About this course

Immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture and gain the knowledge to communicate in Aboriginal language. Focus on using your language skills to name plants and animals and to greet people to Country while you follow cultural practices. Use your new skills to explore local career opportunities.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Recognise and understand local Aboriginal identity

  • Link language to identity

  • Develop listening and speaking in Aboriginal Language

  • Read and write words in Aboriginal Language

  • Discuss sensitive issues

Course outcomes

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

  • Skills to create resources for a class

  • Experience in walking Country

  • Experience in naming plants and animals

  • Knowledge of basic greetings

  • An understanding of cultural protocols

  • The skills to strengthen knowledge of Aboriginal languages for future generations

  • A strong pathway to continue your studies 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

  • A passion for strengthening family connections through knowledge of culture

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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The Certificate II in Basic Aboriginal Languages for Social Use does not have any post-graduate courses.

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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 II in Basic Aboriginal Languages for Social Use qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 5 Units of competency, including 4 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.

  • Develop knowledge of local Aboriginal Identity and its link to Languages ABLCLT201

  • Produce basic resources for learning an Aboriginal Language ABLLRN201

  • Develop basic reading and writing skills in an Aboriginal Language ABLLNG202

  • Develop basic listening and speaking skills in an Aboriginal Language ABLLNG201

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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