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Certificate II in Basic Aboriginal Languages for Social Use

  • National Course Code: 10704NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10704NAT-01V01-21DUB-011

Location – Dubbo, Myall Street (Wiradjuri)


Part Time


Virtual classroom on campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

14.5 Hours per week


20 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Fully Subsidised Course

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate II of Basic Aboriginal Languages for Social Use will immerse you in Aboriginal culture and give you the skills to communicate in language. Find work as a tutor, cultural advisor or tour guide using the knowledge you learn in this rare and powerful course.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Recognise and understand local Aboriginal identity
  • Link language to identity
  • Develop listening and speaking skills in Aboriginal Language
  • Read and write words in Aboriginal Language
  • Discuss sensitive issues


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Collaborate with a variety of people
  • Communicate effectively
  • Respond in social and cultural settings


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate II level
  • Strong pathways to continued studies to enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Cultural tour guide
  • Aboriginal education consultant
  • Language tutor
  • Local Aboriginal land council employee


Take your study to the next level with:

  • Certificate III in Aboriginal Languages for Community Use

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


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

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Identify as an Aboriginal person or
  • Have the approval of a local Aboriginal community organisation if you are a non-Aboriginal person

Evidence required

  • A Confirmation of Aboriginality letter (see note below) or alternative form of evidence of Aboriginality or
  • A letter of approval from a local Aboriginal community organisation where you plan to study

Note: In NSW, a Confirmation of Aboriginality letter can be issued by any NSW-incorporated Aboriginal organisation or Local Aboriginal Land Council. Refer to the Department of Aboriginal Affairs for further details.

Please provide an application question for apply enrolment method entry requirements

  • Can you provide evidence/confirmation of your Aboriginality or approval from your local Aboriginal community?

  • Can you talk with a teacher over the phone or in-person about this course?


This course will help you with:

  • Participating in basic spoken and written exchanges in targeted Aboriginal languages
  • Maintaining Aboriginal Languages for current and future generations.
  • Strengthening family connections through knowledge of culture
  • Encouraging and promoting the use of Aboriginal languages between family and friends
  • Developing learning resources to share with others

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence:

  • Proof of completion of 10703NAT - Certificate I in Fundamental Aboriginal Languages for Personal use (or equivalent)
  • Non-Aboriginal students will need to gain approval to study the language from the local Community. Please speak with your local Aboriginal Engagement Coordinator

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To attend all block sessions
  • Complete the prescribed Moodle activities
  • To attend a one-hour weekly Skype session for tutorial assistance as required
  • Engage in on-country experiences throughout the duration of the course, providing the opportunity to apply your learning and knowledge in your local Aboriginal community.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is a part time evening course. You will need to attend approximately 4.5 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 20 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 17.8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study and on-country experiences.


This Wiradjuri language group course offering is designed for both Aboriginal people to learn about their Language and culture, and non-Aboriginal people to learn more about Aboriginal Languages and Aboriginal cultures either for personal reasons or as part of their work requirements. This can include staff within NSW AECG, early childhood education, Schools, and Universities, as well as from businesses and other Government agencies to provide an understanding and respect of Aboriginal people.

Participation is open to Aboriginal peoples who are of Aboriginal descent, identify as Aboriginal and are accepted as such by the local Aboriginal community. Participation by non-Aboriginal people is subject to local Aboriginal community approval.

Basic knowledge or skills are required for course entry, although it is strongly encouraged that the learner has completed 10703NAT Cert I in Fundamental Aboriginal Languages for Personal Use. However, students with a good basic knowledge of Aboriginal languages (specifically Gamilaraay) may be able to enter directly at the Cert II level.

This course is offered by Connected Classroom.  This is just like a regular classroom, but teachers and students use the latest video conferencing technologies.

Your teacher can be in one TAFE location, and you can join the class from another TAFE location using video conferencing equipment or a mobile device. You can also join in from a venue in a participating regional community. You will be able to see and talk to your teacher and other students as though they were in the room with you. You will also have access to support to meet your learning needs.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Aboriginal Engagement Coordinator

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday from 4.00pm to 7.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

You may be eligible for a concession and/or exemption. This will be confirmed during the enrolment process.

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
ABLCLT201 Develop knowledge of local Aboriginal Identity and its link to Languages
ABLLNG201 Develop basic listening and speaking skills in an Aboriginal Language
ABLLNG202 Develop basic reading and writing skills in an Aboriginal Language
ABLLRN201 Produce basic resources for learning an Aboriginal Language
Elective Units
Number Title
VCOCMY201 Examine a limited range of community issues

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Dubbo, Myall Street
Myall Street Campus, Dubbo
Phone 131 601

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