CDU launches world-first course for 2017

14-Dec-2016

Yolngu Studies lecturer Brenda Muthamuluwuy and course coordinator Yasunori Hayashi

Yolngu Studies lecturer Brenda Muthamuluwuy and course coordinator Yasunori Hayashi


The world’s first Diploma of Yolngu Studies will be among three innovative courses to be introduced at Charles Darwin University in 2017.

New postgraduate spatial science and education courses will be available along with the Diploma, which offers skills in speaking and writing Indigenous “Yolngu Matha” languages of Northern Australia.

CDU’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Education and Student Success Professor Martin Carroll said the courses would provide practical learning experiences for students along with the flexibility to study on campus or online.

“At CDU we are committed to working with Indigenous knowledge holders to create platforms for meaningful cultural exchanges,” Professor Carroll said.

“We are constantly adapting our courses to include the latest in technologies and trends so that students are better prepared to enter changing workplaces.”

Professor Carroll said a new Master of Digital Learning Futures would boost educators’ and trainers’ skills in using new technologies in the classroom, including mobile apps, video games and drones.

He said the Graduate Certificate of Spatial Science included units on remote sensing technology, environmental monitoring and modelling, and location-based analytics tools known as “geographic information systems”.

The Yolngu Advisory Group advised CDU’s School of Indigenous Knowledges and Public Policy on the coordination and management of its Yolngu Studies courses.

For more information on CDU courses in 2017, visit W: cdu.edu.au/sites/default/files/mace/docs/HE-course-guide.pdf