Why should students study this program?

UQ’s School of Languages and Cultures are developing a new program for First Nations people to learn and reactivate their own languages. This high-quality program is led by Indigenous community and industry members and Indigenous UQ staff, ensuring it is responsive and relevant in design. This module is one of the first to be delivered. Recognising and building on your (and your communities) knowledge and strengths in reactivating your languages is at the core of our design. Through a series of activities, you will identify, maximise, and add to the resources you have to strengthen your language revitalisation network. This program is for people involved in any field of language revitalisation, including language teaching and learning, archival research and archiving, documentation, or arts-based practice.

What can students study?

Language revitalisation is a long-term and community-based task, which requires different kinds of resources and support. In this module, with and from others in the group, you will identify local and national opportunities, communities, and events for nourishing languages. You will learn about finding and using archives, collections, and published works on languages. You will also develop your skills to map and grow the resources in your language revitalisation network.

Employment opportunities

The UN Decade of Indigenous Languages ensures there is great momentum for First Nations languages. Along with the introduction of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages Framework in the Australian Curriculum and the development of state and national policies for languages, this momentum is increasing employment opportunities for language specialists in a wide range of settings. You may find yourself working in Language and Culture Centres, schools, early childhood centres, community and government organisations, arts, and land management projects, to name a few. The team at UQ is working with partners in industry and government to ensure the recognition of skills and qualifications in the sector and advocating to maximise the quality of employment opportunities for language-related work.


Course details

    On campus 4 day intensive from 4-8 July plus online sessions

   6 weeks / Enrol by 3 June 2022

Prerequisites: Engagement in own community Indigenous language work or incorporation of Indigenous language in community work

Fee bursaries: A limited number of full fee and winter intensive bursaries are available to First Nations students.

For more information about the fee bursaries and the winter intensive (4-8 July, Minjerribah), please contact:

Des Crump desmond.crump@uq.edu.au or 
Samantha Disbray s.disbray@uq.edu.au 

Apply here

Get in touch.

A limited number of full fee and winter intensive bursaries are available to First Nations students.

For more information about the fee bursaries and the winter intensive (4-8 July, Minjerribah), please contact:

Des Crump
desmond.crump@uq.edu.au 

Samantha Disbray
s.disbray@uq.edu.au 

Apply here