First Nations language classes taught by Traditional Owners have now been offered to 24 schools in Victoria.
It comes as experts predict that, without intervention, up to 80 percent of Indigenous languages will die with the current generation.
A pilot program has been established to get endangered language speakers qualified, to teach their own language on their own country.
It’s hoped the program will heal, revive, and restore some of the state’s ancient languages to see knowledge passed on to future generations.
One of the nine graduates of the program, Karina Eckles has been teaching the students the language and traditions of the Waddawurrung nation.
Ms Eckles is being taught by Taungurung Elder Aunty Lee Healy who says there is room for the program to grow further.