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Certificate III in Aboriginal Languages for Community Use

  • National Course Code: 10705NAT
  • TAFE NSW code: 10705NAT-01V01-22DUB-006

Location – Dubbo (focused on Wiradjuri)


Part Time



Course Start Date

27 Jul 2022

Study Commitment

3 Hours per week


17 weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Fully Subsidised Course

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Aboriginal Languages for Community Use will take you on a journey of discovery and personal growth. Be part of preserving and rejuvenating Aboriginal languages, as you strengthen Aboriginal culture and identity for current and future generations.


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

  • Recognise and understand local Aboriginal identity
  • Develop advancing listening and speaking skills in 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


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • An interest in preserving Aboriginal culture, identity and history
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Sensitivity to cultural diversity


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
  • Strengthened Aboriginal languages for future generations
  • Strong pathways to continued studies to enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Aboriginal land council or national wildlife officer
  • Aboriginal translator or interpreter
  • Aboriginal language educator
  • Cultural tour guide
  • Language tutor


Take your study to the next level with:

  • Certificate III in Education Support

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 the local Aboriginal community if you are a non-Aboriginal person. This is due to the sensitivity and historical evidence related to NSW Aboriginal Languages.

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.


  • Participating in conversation and written exchanges in an Aboriginal Language
  • Maintaining Aboriginal Languages for current and future generations
  • Strengthening community connections through a deeper understanding of culture
  • Encouraging and promoting the use of Aboriginal Languages in the wider community
  • Developing learning resources that may be used by the community

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


This is a part time, combination course. You must attend approximately 3 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 1 days a week for 17 weeks.

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 wednesday with morning classes. 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.

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Core Units
Number Title
ABLCLT301 Develop knowledge and links to Aboriginal Cultural Identity and Language through local stories
ABLCLT302 Explore the revival and preservation of Aboriginal Languages
ABLLNG301 Develop routine listening and speaking skills in an Aboriginal Language
ABLLNG302 Develop routine reading and writing skills in an Aboriginal Language
ABLLRN301 Develop and present a resource in a small group in an Aboriginal Language
Elective Units
Number Title
ABLDIG301 Use digital technology to support the learning of Aboriginal Languages
CHCEDS024 Use educational strategies to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education

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.

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Course Location

Dubbo (focused on Wiradjuri)
Phone 131 601

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