Important cultural links are are being prioritised with a new Wiradjuri language online course being offered at TAFE NSW.
TAFE NSW Wiradjuri language teacher Aunty Iris Reid, who operates the course alongside student support officer Bianca Daley, said she is thrilled to be able to share her teachings and culture with more students.
"I usually travel to Dubbo, Bathurst, Gilgandra, Lithgow, Trangie, Cowra, Orange, Condobolin, Forbes and Peak Hill to teach the course and I look forward to doing that again when COVID-19-related restriction ease, but for now I'm delivering the course online with the help of Bianca," she said.
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"Teaching these courses to more people not only ensures the stories and language of the Wiradjuri culture are passed on, but it will help to keep the culture and language alive."
Aboriginal cultures are central to the State's identity and it is through the preservation and nurturing of language that history, and the future, are enriched through storytelling.
The Certificate I in Fundamental Aboriginal Languages for Personal Use and the Certificate II in Basic Aboriginal Languages for Social Use are both available to study online, or face-to-face at various TAFE NSW locations across the Western NSW and New England regions.
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