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Charles Darwin University, Australia, Casuarina

Indigenous Languages and Linguistics, Bachelor

  • Indigenous Languages and Linguistics, Bachelor
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 3 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 18,520

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

The Bachelor of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics degree is designed to provide Indigenous and non-Indigenous students with a coherent and advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to engage in culturally informed and accountable ways of language work.

Career Opportunities

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Course Overview

Study focuses on the linguistic skills and knowledge needed for appropriate and culturally sensitive language documentation, maintenance and language recovery and revitalisation. Students are also provided with the opportunity to achieve basic skills in speaking an Indigenous language (Yolngu or Arrernte), and gain an understanding of how language (and language learning) is embedded within cultural and social understandings and practice. The course prepares students for professional practice and further study and research in the fields of language and linguistics, and in Indigenous language planning and policy at local and national levels, thus enabling effective participation in and equitable engagement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language cultures and the broader Australian community.


Programme Structure Courses include Cultural Intelligence and Capability (compulsory) either Academic Literacies or Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology Language Maintenance and Identity Indigenous Policymaking Understanding Society and Culture Writing Indigenous Ethics and Protocols Indigenous Knowledges And Experience: History and Colonisation Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1



Academic Entry Requirement

Academic 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) at the required level approved for admission. 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 score at the required level approved for admission. Successful completion of 40 credit points in 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.

English Entry Requirement


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Charles Darwin University


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