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Graduate Certificate in Yolngu Studies

2019

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
1GC003
1GC503
Online
1GC003
1GC503
Course Duration
Full-time
Not Available
Part-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

GCYS

Award
Graduate Certificate in Yolngu Studies
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Literacy, Language and Media

You will be introduced to the life and languages of the Yolngu people in north-east Arnhem Land gaining invaluable insight into the complexity of Indigenous societies found elsewhere in Australia.

This course concentrates on Yolngu Matha (Yolngu language) forms of Dhuwala, and you will learn the everyday conversation version of the language, building on grammar and basic vocabulary, which will help if you decide to continue learning other Yolngu languages. Key areas you will also explore are Moeity systems, various aspects of kinship, Yolngu life, creation stories, songs, art and ceremonies and how they are related.

Career opportunities

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

Credit transfers & pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

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

Course fees

Both Commonwealth supported places (CSP) and fee paying places are available for this course. If you would like to apply for a CSP use the SATAC code 1GC003. If you would like to apply for a fee paying place you will need to use the SATAC code 1GC503.

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.

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Tuition Fee 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.
 

  • 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 8.

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 comprises of one Core unit: Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture, plus 3 Specialist units of study selected from: Yolngu Languages and Culture 2, Yolngu Life and Literature, Yolngu Matha Conversation, Yolngu Texts and Conversation, and Independent Study in Yolngu Languages and Culture.

2019 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2018.

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

Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

Students who are not familiar with the Yolngu languages and are intending to study more than one unit per semester should purchase the Gupapuyngu language materials and begin learning vocabulary before the course starts. For further advice and information about this option please contact the course coordinator by emailing yolngustudies@cdu.edu.au.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core
(2 unit)
20

Compulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points:

CAS501 Yolngu Languages and Culture 1 (recoded from CAS431 2016) (replaces CAS110)
CAS502 Yolngu Languages and Culture 2 (recoded from CAS432 2016) (replaces CAS111)

Specialist Electives
(2 units)
20 Units totalling 20 credit points selected from units detailed below:

CAS511 Yolngu Literature (recoded from CAS444 2016) (replaces CAS205)
CAS512 Indigenous Language Project (recoded from CAS448 2016) (replaces CAS311)
CAS521 Yolngu Conversation 1 (recoded from CAS445 2016) replaces CAS206)
CAS522 Yolngu Conversation 2 (recoded from CAS446 2016) (replaces CAS305)
 

  40 Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Unit Code Changes - 2016

Previous Unit Code New Unit Code (2016) Unit Title
CAS431 CAS501  Yolngu Languages and Culture 1
CAS432 CAS502 Yolngu Languages and Culture 2
CAS444 CAS511 Yolngu Literature
CAS445 CAS521 Yolngu Conversation 1
CAS446 CAS522 Yolngu Conversation 2
CAS448 CAS512 Indigenous Language Project

COURSE CHANGES and TRANSITION arrangements - 2015

Students who commenced prior to 2015 - Students who completed any of the following units prior to 2015 may count these units towards this award:

  • CAS110 Introduction to Yolngu Languages and Culture
  • CAS111 Yolngu Languages and Culture 2
  • CAS205 Yolngu Life and Literature
  • CAS206 Yolngu Matha Conversation
  • CAS305 Yolngu Texts and Conversations 2
  • CAS311 Indigenous Independent Study

Study plan

2019 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2018.

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

Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.


Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 in a standard part time load. It is recommended that students with no previous background in Yolngu languages complete the course over 2 years by enrolling in 1 unit per semester. Students may use the following table as a guide for planning an individual program of study.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

Semester 1 Entry - Option 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CAS501 Yolngu Languages and Culture 1 CO CAS502 Yolngu Languages and Culture 2 CO
    Specialist elective SE
    Specialist elective SE

Semester 1 Entry - Option 2

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CAS501  Yolngu Languages and Culture 1 CO CAS502  Yolngu Languages and Culture 2 CO
Specialist elective SE    
Specialist elective SE    

Specialist Electives Availability

Semester 1 Semester 2
CAS511 Yolngu Literature
CAS512 Indigenous Language Project
CAS522 Yolngu Conversation 2
CAS511 Yolngu Literature
CAS512 Indigenous Language Project
CAS521 Yolngu Conversation 1

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 in a standard part time load. It is recommended that students with no previous background in Yolngu languages complete the course over 2 years by enrolling in 1 unit per semester. Students may use the following table as a guide for planning an individual program of study.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

Semester 2 Entry - Option 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CAS501 Yolngu Languages and Culture 1 CO
    Specialist elective SE
    Specialist elective SE
Year 2
CAS502 Yolngu Languages And Culture 2 SE    
Specialist elective SE    
Specialist elective SE    

Semester 2 Entry - Option 2

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CAS501 Yolngu Languages and Culture 1 CO
    Specialist elective SE
    Specialist elective SE
Year 2
CAS502 Yolngu Languages And Culture 2 CO Specialist elective SE
    Specialist elective SE

Specialist Electives Availability

Semester 1 Semester 2
CAS511 Yolngu Literature
CAS512 Indigenous Language Project
CAS522 Yolngu Conversation 2
CAS511 Yolngu Literature
CAS512 Indigenous Language Project
CAS521 Yolngu Conversation 1

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