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Associate Degree of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Batchelor
145021
Casuarina Campus
115101
External Studies
115101
Course Duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
093303D
CDU Course Code

XINLL1

Award
Associate Degree of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Literacy, Language and Media

As a student, you will develop sound theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to engage in culturally informed and accountable ways of language work.

During the course you will focus on the linguistic skills and knowledge needed for appropriate and culturally sensitive language documentation, maintenance and language recovery and revitalisation.

You will also have the opportunity to develop skills in speaking an Indigenous language (Yolngu or Arrernte), and learn how language (and language learning) exists within cultural and social understanding and practices.

You will have the skills and confidence to move into professional roles and further study in the fields of language and linguistics, and in Indigenous language planning and policy at local and national levels. Your skills will also prepare you for active participation in, and equitable engagement between, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language cultures and the broader Australian community.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Domestic applications

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

Study Link

All International applicants must apply through Study Link unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

Career opportunities

Potential career opportunities include the public and private sector and Indigenous and community organisations and research assistants.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • This course may be deferred up to 1 year.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 6.

    Campus notes

    Batchelor:This course is available to Indigenous students by mixed mode delivery through the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) in Batchelor.

    AFB: This is an ABSTUDY approved course that may attract Away From Base (AFB) funding and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
    For further information and/or eligibility please visit cdu.edu/afb.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The course requires the completion of 160 credit points of study drawn from units offered in the Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics.

Seventy (70) credit points of Common and Core units provide an orientation and a linguistic foundation to allow students to develop specialised knowledge across key areas of study in language documentation and maintenance.

Sixty (60) credit points of Specialist Electives allow the student to focus on studies related to Language documentation and maintenance.

Students supplement their study with another thirty (30) credit points of study that allows for a second specialisation in language policy or introductory research practices.
All study of language and culture is firmly embedded in pedagogical practice that is culturally based, informed by history and underpinned by accountable and respectful application of linguistic theory and methods in urban and remote community language maintenance and revitalisation.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20cp
Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
Plus either:
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability OR
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

 

Core Units
(5 units)
50cp
Compulsory Core units totalling 50 credit points as detailed below. 

IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts
INL100 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1
INL120 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 2
INL130 Language in Society
IND230 Language Maintenance and Identity
 

Specialist Electives A
(6 units)
60cp
Units totalling 60 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.
Note: A minimum of 30cp must be selected from 300-level units

 

INL220 Resource Production and Use
LMA220 Language Acquisition
INL221 Indigenous Language Maintenance and Revitalisation (available from 2017)
LGA210 Semantics
LMA210 Languages in Contact
EST202 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages and Literacies
IND200 Cultural Capabilities (available from 2017)
IND390# Indigenous Knowledge Project (can only be completed once as a specialist elective A unit)
INL300 Linguistics Applications in Indigenous Language Analysis
INL360 Language Centre Management (available from 2018)
LGA320 Dictionary Making
LMA310 Community Language Planning
 

Specialist Electives B
(3 units)
30cp Units totalling 30 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

 

Yolngu Languages and Culture
CAS110 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture 1
CAS111 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture 2
CAS205 Yolngu Life and Literature
CAS206 Yolngu Matha Conversation
CAS305 Yolngu Texts and Conversations 2
INL390# Indigenous Language Project (can only be completed once as a specialist elective B unit)
IND390# Indigenous Knowledge Project (can only be completed once as a specialist elective B unit)

Central Australian Languages
CAL210 Learning a Central Australian Language 1
CAL211 Learning a Central Australian Language 2
CAL305 Central Australian Languages - Texts and Narrative
INL390# Indigenous Language Project (can only be completed once as a specialist elective B unit)
IND390# Indigenous Knowledge Project (can only be completed once as a specialist elective B unit)

Indigenous Social Policy and Community Advocacy
Three units chosen from the specialist electives in the Bachelor of Applied Social Science, taking into account any pre-requisites that may apply.

Indigenous Research
IND173 Contested Knowledges (recoded from CIK200 2018)
INR200 Research with Indigenous People (available from 2017)
INR300 Indigenous Research Ethics and Methodologies (available from 2018)
IND390* Indigenous Knowledge Project (can only be completed once as a specialist elective B unit)

 
160
Total Credit Points

Students who commence in or after 2013
No more than 10 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in an Associate Degree or Advanced Diploma AQF Level 6 course award.

Of the total 160 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 200 level units

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

NOTE #IND390 and INL390 can only be taken once within this course ie. once as a specialist elective A choice or once as a specialist elective B choice.

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
INL100 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1 CO IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts CO
INL130 Language in Society CO INL120 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 2 CO
Specialist elective A SE Specialist elective A SE
Year 2
Specialist elective A SE IND230 Language Maintenance and Identity CO
Specialist elective A SE Specialist elective A  SE
Specialist elective A SE Specialist elective B SE
Specialist elective B SE Specialist elective B SE

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
    IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts CO
    Specialist elective A SE
    Specialist elective A SE
Year 2
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU INL120 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 2 CO
INL100 Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1 CO IND230 Language Maintenance and Identity CO
INL130 Language in Society CO Specialist elective A SE
Specialist elective A SE Specialist elective B SE
Year 3
Specialist elective A SE    
Specialist elective A SE    
Specialist elective B SE    
Specialist elective B SE  

 

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