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Indigenous Languages and Linguistics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

This unique course informs and engages Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in language and culture and builds your theoretical and practical knowledge and skills so you can engage in culturally informed and accountable ways of Indigenous language work.

Your studies focus on the linguistic skills and knowledge needed for appropriate and culturally sensitive language documentation, maintenance and language recovery and revitalisation.

You will develop basic language skills in an Indigenous language (Yolngu or Arrernte), and learn how language (and language learning) exists within cultural and social understandings and practices.

This course prepares you 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, enabling effective participation in and equitable engagement between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language cultures and the broader Australian community.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics and Protocols in Indigenous Contexts 
  • Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 1 
  • Linguistics for Indigenous Languages 2 

For more information please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    50

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • CRICOS Code: 093306A
  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60 after any applicable bonus points have been applied.
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26776 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26776 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    26776 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26776 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the residency requirements.

Living costs for Darwin

  • 1493 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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