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Undergraduate

Diploma of Yolngu Studies

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
116221
External Studies
116221
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

YYOLS1

Award
Diploma of Yolngu Studies
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Indigenous Studies and Public Policy
Society and Welfare Studies

Want to learn an Indigenous language distinct to northern Australia? This unique languages course introduces you to the sounds of the languages, the grammar and basic vocabulary of the Yolngu people in northern Australia.

You will develop your skills analysis and discussion of Yolngu narratives, both oral and written, in Yolngu languages as well as an understanding of the variety of ways in which ethical behaviour and protocols govern the interactions with people and how knowledge is used and shared.

Career opportunities

Your qualification will complement professional positions and may lead to career opportunities in policy development, health and education, public servant roles, research and other roles not just in Yolngu communities. 

Credit transfers & pathways

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

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; or
(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.
2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

International full fees

See the Office of International Services for details on International Course Fees: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.
 

  • The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2017.

    Applicant background (Semester one intake 2017) No. of Students % of all Students
    A. Higher education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    <5 N/P
    B. Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
    C. Work and life experience
    (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    <5 N/P
    D. Recent secondary education
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

    <5 N/P
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria wre considered

    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

    <5 N/P
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

    (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

    <5 N/P
    International students <5 N/P
    All students <5 N/P

    Notes
    "<5" - the number of students is less than 5
    N/A - Students not accepted in this category
    N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

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

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

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 successful completion of 80 credit points of study. The core units of this course provide basic grounding in the sounds of the languages, the grammar and basic vocabulary of Yolngu languages. Students will further develop their skills analysis and discussion of Yolngu narratives, both oral and written, in Yolngu languages as well as an understanding of the variety of ways in which ethical behaviour and protocols govern the interactions with people and the ways in which knowledge is used and shared.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 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 (compulsory)

PLUS EITHER: 

CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology OR
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability

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

Core Units
(6 units)
60cp Compulsory Core units totalling 60 credit points as detailed below.

CAS110 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture 1
CAS111 Yolngu Languages and Culture 2
IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts
CAS205 Yolngu Life and Literature
CAS206 Yolngu Matha Conversation
CAS305 Yolngu Texts and Conversations 2
 

 
80cp
Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Diploma AQF Level 5 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

 

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.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective

 Full-time students

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU CAS111 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture 2 CO
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts CO
CAS110 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture 1 CO CAS205 Yolngu Life and Literature CO
CAS206 Yolngu Matha Conversation CO CAS305 Yolngu Texts and Conversations 2 CO

Part-time students

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU CAS111 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture 2 OR
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability

CO/CU

CAS110 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture 1 CO IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts CO
Year 2
CAS111 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture 2 OR
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability

CO/CU

CAS205 Yolngu Life and Literature CO
CAS206 Yolngu Matha Conversation CO CAS305 Yolngu Texts and Conversations 2 CO

 

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.
 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective

 Full-time students

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU
    CAS110 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture 1 CO
    IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts CO
    CAS206 Yolngu Matha Conversation CO
Year 2
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU    
CAS111 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture 2 CO    
CAS205 Yolngu Life and Literature CO    
CAS305 Yolngu Texts and Conversations 2 CO    

Part-time students

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU
    CAS110 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture 1 CO
Year 2
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU IND130 Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts CO
CAS111 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture 2 CO CAS206 Yolngu Matha Conversation CO
Year 3
CAS205 Yolngu Life and Literature CO    
CAS305 Yolngu Texts and Conversations 2 CO    

 

SATAC and MyNextCourse applications

There are two methods for applying to this course

The information below will help you recognise which method applies to you.

 

If you have successfully completed, or are about to complete one of the following at CDU, you can apply through MyNextCourse:

 

  • Certificate IV or above
  • Tertiary Enabling Program (excluding TEP 1)
  • Undergraduate degree

If you haven't met one of the pathways above, or if you have never studied at CDU, you will need to apply through SATAC.

 

MyNextCourse

 

SATAC

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