What you will study
The Diploma of Languages offers courses that cover a range of language competency, including speaking, listening, reading and writing, in formal and informal contexts.
Courses are available in:
- Auslan (Australian Sign Language)
80 units in one language will provide functional fluency in that language; 40 units in each of two languages will provide basic competence in those languages. Please note: 80 units are not available in all language areas.
Study is part-time, taken over a minimum of two years and a maximum of six. Courses of study are structured for progressive attainment of competency. No knowledge of a language is assumed and courses begin at novice level, but if you have some knowledge of a language, you can begin at a higher level as advised by lecturing staff.
Studying the Diploma of Language, additional to your degree program, will add only one extra year onto your study and will allow you to graduate with two qualifications - a bachelor degree and a diploma.
You also have the option to accelerate the completion of your studies by taking on an additional course each semester (50 units rather than 40 units).
Almost all courses in the diploma involve face-to-face learning and so students in the program must be prepared to attend classes at the Callaghan campus on a regular basis.