Certificate III in Aboriginal Languages for Community Use
National Course Code: 10705NAT
The nationally accredited Certificate III in Aboriginal Languages for Community Use will take you on a journey of discovery and personal growth. Learn to preserve and rejuvenate Aboriginal languages, and strengthen and promote Aboriginal culture and identity for current and future generations.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn to:
- Recognise and understand local Aboriginal identity
- Develop advancing listening and speaking in Aboriginal language
- Explore the revival and preservation of Aboriginal languages
- Read and write routine Aboriginal language texts
- Use digital technology to support learning of Aboriginal languages
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the skills that will help you get ahead in this career, including:
- An interest in preserving Aboriginal culture, identity and history
- Excellent communication skills
- Sensitivity to cultural diversity
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
- Aboriginal land council or national wildlife officer
- Aboriginal translator or interpreter
- Aboriginal language educator
- Cultural tour guide
- Language tutor
GROW YOUR CAREER
Use your developing language skills and pair them with the Certificate III in Education Support.
Finesse your Aboriginal language skills with a:
- Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language
- Master of Indigenous Languages Education
Aboriginal language specialists are in-demand, as there is a lack of suitably qualified Aboriginal language learners and teachers. The Certificate III in Aboriginal Languages for Community Use will make you highly employable within a specialist area in a culturally aware climate.
Sorry, this course is not currently open for enrolments.
People who are successful in this course have:
- An ongoing and innate interest in Aboriginal culture and history
- Excellent communication skills
- The drive to further their language skills
- A sensitivity to the cultural diversities of Aboriginal peoples
Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development. In this course you will undertake:
- Written assessments which include short answer questions, true or false questions and research projects
You will also be assessed on your ability to explore social and economic issues that impact on learning an Aboriginal language.
The Certificate II, is where youll gain all your underpinning experience in Aboriginal language. It provides real world exposure where youll apply what youre learning in simulated environments. Youll learn Aboriginal Languages for social use, and be prepared for the Certificate III.
This course, the Certificate III course expands on your experience gained in the Certificate I and Certificate II. This course focuses on using Aboriginal language in the community and is a natural progression from the prior Certificate I and Certificate II in Aboriginal languages.
It will provide many opportunities for you to move into a variety of fields in education, councils, land management or cultural tour companies. You may choose to pair this qualification with a Certificate III in Education Support. You may also choose to move into higher education pathways such as a Masters of Indigenous Languages Education to finesse your skills.
You may be offered the opportunity to learn language on Country. However, this will be up to your individual language group and Aboriginal Cultural Protocols must be strictly adhered to.
If the opportunity arises, you will gain invaluable learning experiences that are unique to individual Country. Learning on Country puts Aboriginal languages into context and adds value to its meaning.
You will gain hands-on experience in:
- Participating in spoken exchanges
- Delivering informal verbal presentations
- Listening to and understanding Aboriginal texts
- Reading and writing Aboriginal texts
- Developing digital literacy skills
TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory alongside practical, hands-on learning. You will gain real world insights through projects such as:
- Formally meeting and greeting people to Country
- Conversing fluently with people in Aboriginal languages
- Present projects in Aboriginal language
- Reading and writing Aboriginal stories and songs
- Gaining links and connections to your local Aboriginal community
You may attend formal classes on a TAFE NSW campus, however, other opportunities such as learning on Country, travelling away from base or away from your normal residential base may be offered.
You may also choose to attend classes within a negotiated community learning facility. Discuss your options with your local TAFE NSW campus.
There is a distinct lack of qualified and experienced knowledge holders in Aboriginal language. When you complete this course, you will be able to create your own exciting job opportunities in councils, tour companies and conservation groups. Employment opportunities could also be available in educational settings such as pre-schools, primary and secondary schools and local Aboriginal community organisations. While this course is specific in nature, the potential applications are endless.
Aboriginal people and community members are wishing to reclaim, revitalise and reconnect with their traditional languages. This course provides you with the opportunity to pass on vital knowledge for current and future generations and strengthen Aboriginal culture. It also encourages and promotes the use of Aboriginal languages in the wider community.