National code: 10705NAT

Certificate III in Aboriginal Languages for Community Use

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Overview About this course

Go on a journey of discovery as you gain knowledge of Aboriginal culture and identity. You’ll learn to speak fluently in an Aboriginal language and be able to write Aboriginal stories and songs. Be part of preserving and rejuvenating Aboriginal languages for current and future generations.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Recognise and understand local Aboriginal identity

  • Develop advanced listening and speaking skills in an Aboriginal language

  • Explore the revival and preservation of Aboriginal languages

  • Read and write routine Aboriginal language texts

  • Use digital technology to support the learning of Aboriginal languages

Course outcomes

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

  • Participate in spoken exchanges

  • Deliver informal verbal presentations

  • Listen to and understand Aboriginal texts

  • Read and write Aboriginal texts

  • Develop digital literacy skills

  • Walk Country

  • Develop a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture

  • Strengthen Aboriginal languages for future generations

  • Build strong pathways to continued 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 and in the wider community

  • 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: Aboriginal education teacher, Aboriginal land council or national wildlife officer, Aboriginal language tutor, Aboriginal translator or interpreter and Cultural tour guide

Study pathways

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Previous study 2 Courses

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Further study 0 Courses

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The Certificate III in Aboriginal Languages for Community Use does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Aboriginal Languages for Community 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 III in Aboriginal Languages for Community 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.

  • Develop routine listening and speaking skills in an Aboriginal Language ABLLNG301

  • Explore the revival and preservation of Aboriginal Languages ABLCLT302

  • Develop and present a resource in a small group in an Aboriginal Language ABLLRN301

  • Develop knowledge and links to Aboriginal Cultural Identity and Language through local stories ABLCLT301

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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