0.5 years full time
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Develop your personal strengths and explore Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture, history and community with the Certificate II in Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt at VU Polytechnic.

You will develop language literacy and numeracy skills while strengthening your knowledge of Aboriginal culture and its influence on current events and attitudes.

You will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • health and safety of others
  • study skills and learning pathway development
  • investigating language acquisition
  • mentoring of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community members
  • community project development
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander history
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture
  • effective communication tools

Choose your electives from a variety of other courses on offer at VU Polytechnic to complement your training and education.

VU's Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

Our campus libraries have photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.

You'll also have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including:

  • databases
  • e-learning content for courses
  • student email
  • student software packages
  • social networking tools.

On campus, we make sure that all of our students have access to digital resources. We offer:

As part of Victoria University, Victoria University Polytechnic believes in inclusivity, diversity and opportunity. Studying with us means you’ll be learning in an environment that values community empowerment.

Victoria University received the highest rating of five stars for cultural diversity by the Good Universities Guide. Our students feel fortunate to learn in a setting that has such a rich representation of cultures.

VU also works to address refugee issues, tackle diversity and social inclusion issues and improve the health and social wellbeing of the region. We are proud of our cultural diversity initiatives and projects with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Indigenous communities.


This course is a foundation course with pathways into higher-level vocational education.

Course structure

To be awarded the 22448VIC Certificate II in Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt a student must successfully complete a total of thirteen (13) units of competency, comprising of:

  • eight (8) core units, and;
  • five (5) elective units, of which:
  • units may be selected from the 22448VIC Certificate II in Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt qualification, Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt Curriculum or any other accredited course or endorsed training package.

The selection of elective units should be guided by the vocational, educational and/or personal development needs of learners and support the AQF level of the qualification as well as be approved by the Polytechnic.

The outcomes of the 22448VIC Certificate II in Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt meet AQF level 2 criteria through the:

  • development of knowledge of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander history and culture and its influence on current events and attitudes, education and training options to support identified learning goals and occupational health and safety procedures
  • development of skills to work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities to develop as a mentor, contribute to community activities and plan for own further education and training to support personal goals
  • application of knowledge and skills in supported contexts within the known environment of the local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type definitions

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full fee-paying place.

Students who enrol in a:

  • government subsidised place pay subsidised tuition fees (the government contributes the rest), and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee along with any material fees
  • full fee-paying place pay the full fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Entry requirements

Learners enrolling in the Certificate II in Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt are best equipped to successfully undertake the qualification if they have minimum language, literacy and numeracy skills that align to Level 2 of the ACSF.
Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

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