Course Details
Award Certificate II in Aboriginal Language/s
National Code 10217NAT
Attendance Classes will run Tuesday evening 6:00pm to 8:00pm for 18 months at Cowra TAFE commencing Tuesday 18 July.
Delivery Location Young
(enrolment via Young)


This course is for Aboriginal people (or non-Aboriginal people, subject to local
Aboriginal community approval) who have basic skills in Aboriginal Language/s
and who are seeking to increase their Language proficiency.

You will develop routine speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in
Aboriginal Language/s. You will also learn about local Cultural Knowledge and
Protocols relevant to the use of Language. These skills and knowledge will help
you to participate in your community, progress in your job or do further study,
and will assist in the reclamation, revitalisation and maintenance of Aboriginal

This course helps you proceed to further training in Aboriginal Language/s and,
depending on elective units undertaken, to further training in

- Agriculture, Horticulture and conservation and Land Management
- Business Services
- Screen and Media
- Visual Arts, Craft and Design
- Information and communications Technology

The course can also lead into employment in the education sector for Aboriginal
people and into employment working with Aboriginal communities to strengthen
relationships and strive for community capacity building and sustainable

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More Information

Students are required to attend an interview prior to completing enrolment. Registered students will be contacted by teaching staff to enable completion of enrolment. Courses are run subject to minimum student enrolments.

From 1 January 2015 all students studying qualifications are required to register for a Unique Student Identifier (USI) before enrolment. The USI is a Government initiative that will allow you to access all your training records in one place. TAFE NSW requires your USI to complete your enrolment. To create your USI, simply follow the steps on the USI website. It’s quick, free and you only need to do it once.

Your career

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

This course helps you proceed to further training in Aboriginal Language/s and,
depending on elective units undertaken, to further training in diverse areas.

Career Areas

Aboriginal Education;Foundation Reading, Writing and Maths Skills

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Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

The qualification is designed for Aboriginal peoples. Aboriginal peoples are of
Aboriginal descent, identify as Aboriginal and are accepted as such by the local
Aboriginal community.

Entry for non-Aboriginal people is subject to local Aboriginal community

The local Aboriginal community consists of, but is not limited to the local NSW
Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG), Local Aboriginal Elders Groups,
Resettlement Aboriginal Communities, Local Aboriginal Land Councils and
Aboriginal Youth Groups.

The leading indepedent, community-based Aboriginal education and training
advisory is the NSW Aboriginal Education Consultative Group Inc. (NSW AECG Inc.)
and the key partner in all matters relating to Aboriginal education and

Applicants should have English communication, reading and writing skills to
demonstrate competency, and knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal Cultures
and diverse Language groups. Applicants should also have routine Aboriginal
Language skills equivalent to the Certificate II in Aboriginal Language/s.

Fees & costs

There is no TAFE NSW fee for this course.

This course is subsidised by the NSW government.

Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence.

Payment Plans may be available through TAFE NSW. Students should refer to the Instalment Plan options for relevant details.

To commence studies you must pay the student fee component PRIOR to commencement of learning activity.

Terms & Conditions

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Unit NumberStudy Units What you'll learn
NSWTLNG246 Apply local Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge through the use and demonstration of Aboriginal Language/s
NSWTCOM209 Conduct a simple project
NSWTCOM202 Document and communicate personal and community stories
NSWTABL201 Investigate Aboriginal issues
NSWTLNG248 Listen and respond to routine spoken Aboriginal Language/s
ICAICT101A Operate a personal computer
NSWTLNG247 Produce and participate in routine spoken Aboriginal Language/s texts
NSWTLNG249 Read and write routine texts in Aboriginal Language/s
ICAICT103A Use, communicate and search securely on the internet
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The TAFE NSW Experience

  1. Your teachers

    Our teachers are our heart and soul. Passionate about what they do, our award winning team are recognised professionals in their industries and love to teach! Through constantly talking and working with industry, our teachers ensure that what you are learning is the latest and greatest.

  2. Your support

    Throughout your studies with TAFE NSW, we’ll be by your side with our extensive support services. From career counselling, employability skills training and study support, through to specialised support services such as Aboriginal Support, Disability Programs, Literacy and Numeracy Support and Childcare Centres, we’re here to give you a hand when you need it.

  3. Study where, when and how you want

    Classrooms aren’t for everyone (although ours are lovely!) Most of us have busy lives and definite needs when it comes to our precious free time. With TAFE NSW you can study exactly the way you want; full time, part time, random times, on-campus or online. Working full time? Easy. Want to come in to campus every now and then? Absolutely. Living in a cave in your pyjamas? We can do that too! Whatever time you can spare to study and whatever your particular needs, we will accommodate. Being busy now won’t get in the way of your qualification or your future.

  4. Your studies

    At TAFE NSW, we like our students to feel comfortable. We will help you get familiar with your study requirements, campus facilities, and who to contact. In addition to achieving your qualification, studying with TAFE NSW introduces you to a wide network of friends and industry associates.

  5. The benefits of being a student

    You will have the opportunity to learn in a friendly and supportive environment, with experienced teachers and small class sizes. We have close contacts within every industry we teach for, which comes in handy when you’re ready to apply for that job. We also have a host of pathway arrangements with partner universities across Australia to make the next step of your learning journey that bit easier.

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