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Master of Indigenous Languages Education (MILE)

The Master of Indigenous Languages Education (MILE) program is designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers who wish to develop their skills and specialise in any of Australia’s first languages.

Program Requirements

MILE is a one-year two-semester degree, open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates with a recognised teaching qualification (a Bachelor of Education, or a Bachelor degree and Diploma of Education) and at least one year fulltime teaching experience since graduation. There is no language proficiency requirement for entry to the program.

Classes are 9am-5pm in six intensive one-week blocks (in person if possible; otherwise online):

  • Semester 1: 16-22 Jan, 27 Feb – 4 Mar, 19-23 Apr
  • Semester 2: 11-15 July, 15-19 Aug, 4-8 Oct.

You will complete eight units of study including linguistics, curriculum development and technology for languages education, and a substantial classroom-based research project.

Applications close 31 October 2021. Classes begin 16 January 2022.

For all details about MILE program content, and to begin your application online, please visit: or

Further enquiries
School of Education and Social Work
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of Sydney

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