This section will show a list of Indigenous Language related training opportunities that will be available throughout Queensland. State Library will be conducting regional language workshops over the next 6 months (January 2017 – June 2017) and will provide further details here.

If your community organisation would like to host a future language workshop, please contact Des. or Rose at the State Library.

Check this page often to see the latest listings/updates.

Training Events

State Library/Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity Training Workshops

Due to the demand following the December 2016 workshop, State Library will be partnering with Indigenous Language centres to host training workshops in March and April 2017. This workshop will be run in partnership with the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD) and aims to build upon and extend previous research workshops and enhance the research skills and knowledge of community language workers. An innovation for this year’s workshop is for participants to work through the Flex Mode of the Documenting and Revitalising Indigenous Languages program and apply this training to their research. The training workshops will be limited to a maximum of 15 participants at each event.

Aurukun Workshop 21-23 March 2017 – in partnership with Pama Language Centre.

Further details including Expression of Interest, please contact Karin Calley on 0450 961 956 or email or

Rose Warsow on 3842 9087 or email

Cairns Workshop 4-6 April, 2017 – in partnership with North Queensland Regional Aboriginal Corporation Languages Centre.

Further details, including Expression of Interest, please contact Jenny Warrack on 4053 4698 or email ; Dianne Ross-Kelly on 4053 4698 or email or Des Crump on 3840 7893 or email


Indigenous Languages Regional Workshops

Language Research.

State Library of Queensland, as part of their Indigenous Languages Strategy co-hosts regional language workshops to support local community revival activities.

Generally these workshops are aimed at exploring the languages of the region and identifying community knowledge to complement published resources held in collecting institutions such as the State Library. Other aspects of the workshops include the use of IT and Computer Software to support the documentation and preservation of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

Meston Notebook.

During the first part of 2017 we are conducting regional workshops and are seeking opportunities to partner with local community groups or organisations – if you would like to express an interest in hosting a workshop, please contact the State Library.



These workshop events are aimed at language workers and community members who are currently working/have an interest in traditional languages and supporting language revival programs in communities. Workshop program is based on the individual needs of each language community; however the following general aims may give an idea on themes or topics for the workshop.


1. to explore traditional languages/dialects of the community

2. to identify existing sources of language knowledge – community knowledge and documented sources

3. to support community members to undertake language/locality specific research; and

4. to identify potential applications for using materials to support language activities.


For further information on the Indigenous Languages Regional Workshops, please call Des Crump, Indigenous Languages Coordinator, State Library of Queensland on (07) 3840 7893 and/or Rose Warsow, Indigenous Languages Project Support Officer, State Library of Queensland on (07) 3842 9087, or email Des Crump or Rose Warsow.