- 489981 - Newcastle (Callaghan)
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The Diploma in Languages (Program Code 11718) is a Level 5 AQF compliant program.
The Diploma in Languages offers the opportunity to become proficient in a Language Other Than English (LOTE) or to acquire skills in a range of languages other than English. Students can study in the program while enrolled in another undergraduate or postgraduate program, or can make the Diploma their sole enrolment, either as a first undergraduate enrolment or after completing another program.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students and residents. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students for information on how to gain entry.
You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students/high-school-students/getting-in to see if you may be eligible.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/future-students/non-school-leavers/applying-and-credit
Student enrolled in the Diploma of Languages program may be eligible for up 40 units of credit. Please contact the Program Officer for the Diploma of Languages to seek further information or assistance in enrolling in courses which will maximum your opportunities to receive credit.
This program is not available to international students
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the program and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.
Please note students undertaking the Diploma in Languages program concurrently with another program (primary program) must maintain a full time enrolment of 30 units per semester in the primary program to be eligible for full-time enrolment status by relevant government agencies.
In many cases only 10 units are available in a given language at a given level in any one semester. Students wishing to study only one language will typically need to spread their enrolment across at least two years. Due to course sequencing, it is not possible to commence a new language in Semester 2 without some prior knowledge.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
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The Diploma in Languages is completed over two years part-time study (or up to six years part-time study) and requires students to successfully complete 80 units of courses comprising:
- Minor - 40 units from one language (including compulsory and directed courses.) Please note: a minor in Auslan is not possible
- Directed Courses - 20 units of directed courses chosen from the program handbook (Auslan included)
- Electives - 20 units of electives
Electives may be chosen from the courses listed for this program or from any of the University's available undergraduate offerings.
Students can choose to complete additional courses within the language of their minor if courses are available. Such courses will count as electives and/or directed courses.
Students are able to complete a double minor. The second minor will replace the directed courses and electives e.g. A double minor would comprise of 80 units - 40 units in one minor plus 40 units in an additional minor.
Students beginning a language should take 1000 level courses in that language in the order the courses are set out in the Handbook. Students who have already studied a language should consult with the Program Convenor before enrolling to ascertain the level at which they should begin their studies in that language in the program.
Students are urged to seek independent advice if looking to be qualified in a teaching area or in language based employment.
Transition Arrangements Back to top
Students who have completed:
- GREK2510 may not enrol in GREK2501
- JAPN2110 may not enrol in JAPN2111
- JAPN2120 may not enrol in JAPN2112
- LATN1020 and/or LATN2510 may not enrol in LATN2501
- LATN2110 and/or GREK2510 may not enrol in GREK2502.
- LATN2510 may not enrol in LATN2502
- LING2070 may not enrol in HUMA2070
- LING2080 may not enrol in HUMA2080
From 2012, 3000 level Chinese courses will no longer be on offer to new students. Students who commenced this program pre-2012 and are currently completing studies in Chinese will be able to complete CHIN3101, CHIN3102, CHIN3201 and CHIN3202.
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|Back to topElectives (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)|
|Choose 20 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.||20 units|
|For more information on electives, including online electives, please visit the Electives page. (opens in a new page)|
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|Choose from the following Directed Courses.|
This may counted as a directed or elective course.
|Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)|
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
This may counted as a directed or elective course.
|Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)||10 units|
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