Course Description

The Associate Degree of Indigenous Languages and Linguistics is designed to provide students with a coherent theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to engage in culturally informed and accountable ways of language work. 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 in the fields of language and linguistics, and in Indigenous language planning and policy at local and national levels. Graduates are prepared for effective participation in and equitable engagement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language cultures and the broader Australian community.

Duration

2 years full time, 4 years part time

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 68.0% (national average 75.7%)
Improved skills: 72.0% (national average 83.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 80.0% (national average 85.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Charles Darwin University (CDU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 91.2% (national average 61.3%)
Studying full time: 20.8% (national average 32.0%)
Median full time salary: $60,200 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Charles Darwin University (CDU) Code: XINLL1

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