Certificate I in Aboriginal Language/s

Certificate I   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 6 Mar 2017
 –   Eora Centre
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  • Aboriginal Language/s course details

    Course description and aims

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

    You will develop basic speaking and listening 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 language/s.

    Course outcomes and careers

    This course helps you proceed to further training in Aboriginal language/s and,
    depending on elective units undertaken, to further training in:
    - visual arts, crafts and design
    - information and communications technology.


    When you successfully complete this course you may be eligible to enrol in the
    Certificate II in Aboriginal Language/s.

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this course.

    The qualification is designed for Aboriginal people. 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 indiependant, community-based Aboriginal education and training
    advisory body 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.

    Enrol at any location

    Eora Centre
    Part Time Evening
    Course start:
    Mon 6 Mar 2017
    Course duration:
    13 Weeks
    3 Hours per week
    Cert I in Aboriginal Language/s:
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    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Monday 18 January 10:00-4:00pm at Eora College, 333 Abercrombie St Chippendale 2008.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 3 hours of class a week for 13 weeks. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Tuesday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. You will also attend two five-hour field trips.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance RECOGNITION

    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    NSWTLNG246Apply local Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge through the use and demonstration of Aboriginal Language/s20
    NSWTTCH102Apply skills to use emerging technology20
    NSWTSUS115Investigate environmentally sustainable practices in a range of contexts10
    NSWTLNG123Listen and respond to basic spoken Aboriginal Language/s20
    NSWTLRN107Participate in the learning environment20
    NSWTPLG103Plan a short project20
    NSWTLNG122Produce and participate in basic spoken Aboriginal Language/s texts20



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