Master of Indigenous Language Education

Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

All units are delivered in block mode (away-from-base) only. Allow one day either side of block dates for travel to and from the Camperdown/Darlington campus.

Dates for block study in 2018

The master’s program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively implement the NSW Aboriginal Languages Syllabus from Kindergarten to Year 12, as well as being equipped to teach syllabi from other states and territories.

Course content is arranged into three strands – linguistics, theory and practice strands – and is applicable to all Indigenous Australian languages. Students do not need to be fluent in an Indigenous Australian language to enter the course and may undertake external study in a language, from an approved provider, as part of the master's program.


Course requirements

All units of study in the Master of Indigenous Languages Education (MILE) program are worth six credit points. Master’s candidates are required to complete eight units of study, including:

  • four core units
  • all three elective units from the MILE list
  • one capstone unit.

The Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Languages Education is awarded to students enrolled in the master's program who choose to discontinue their studies after completing the requirements for the graduate diploma. Because of this, it is impossible to enrol directly into the GradDipILE. Students wishing to undertake this program must enrol in the master's course. Graduate Diploma candidates are required to complete six units of study, including:

  • four core units
  • two elective units from the GradDipILE list.

Graduate Certificate candidates are required to complete the four core units of study.

Core units of study

Elective units for GradDipILE

Elective units for MILE

Capstone units of study for MILE