Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Languages Education

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

Developed specifically for Indigenous Australian participants, this degree is designed to improve your knowledge of Indigenous Australian languages and enhance your employability in the field.

The Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Languages Education is a 1 semester full time course open to Indigenous Australians only.

Course outline

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Languages Education you are required to complete a total of 4 units core units of study (24 credit points) from the Core Units of study Table in the first semester.

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

Graduates may fufil a variety of roles in Indigenous languages education contexts and languages revitalisation generally.


Admission requirements

For admission into the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Languages Education, you require to have completed the Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; or evidence of completion of a two year teaching qualification, or equivalent.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Handbooks Online and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made online directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty of Education and Social Work. On-time applications for Semester 1 (January) close on first week of December. As this program is specifically for Indigenous Australians, applicants are required to provide confirmation that they are of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity. This confirmation can be in the form of a letter of identity from your local Aboriginal Land Council, Aboriginal Legal Service, Aboriginal Medical Service, or other official Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation. If you cannot provide a letter from any of these organisations, you will need to provide a statutory declaration confirming your Aboriginality. You will need to provide your confirmation document with your application.

International students

How to apply

Not available to international students

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