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Selection Rank
60.60
82.80 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

UAC code

489981
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

2 years part-time up to 6 years maximum.

UON program code: 11718

Program handbook

Description

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, as well as Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN). Students can only study in the Diploma while enrolled in another undergraduate or postgraduate program.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • A demonstrated competence in one or more LOTE
  • An ability to understand and effectively communicate ideas in one or more LOTE
  • An ability to recognise the differences in outlook and assumptions between one or more individual LOTE and English, leading to an ability to understand cultural difference

Details

Information correct as at20th Oct 2018 3:15am
Program code11718
AQF level

Level 5 Diploma

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 2 years part-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian
Callaghan Campus60.6082.80

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    Managing faculty
    1. Faculty of Education and Arts
    Contributing schools
    1. School of Humanities and Social Science
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    Admission information

    Admission requirements

    The Diploma in Languages is available to Australian students and residents as a concurrent enrolment alongside their undergraduate program.

    Visit ASK UON for more information on how to apply.

    Minimum English language proficiency requirements

    All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


    Credit transfer

    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, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


    Academic requirements for program completion

    Total units required

    80 units

    Program duration

    2 years part-time up to 6 years maximum.

    Program requirements

    The Diploma in Languages 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

    Plus

    -Directed Courses - 20 units of directed courses chosen from the program handbook (Auslan included)

    Plus

    -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.  If you are undertaking a specific language minor, you must complete the two 2000 level courses in that language minor in order to satisfy the requirements of the program. This is usually undertaken in the second year of the program.

    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.

    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 three years. Due to course sequencing, it is currently not possible to commence a new language (with the exception of French and Japanese), in Semester 2 without some prior knowledge.

    Indonesian Minor: Students must complete all the compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this minor. Students undertaking this minor are required to complete an additional 40 unit minor in order to meet the requirements of the program.

    Please note students undertaking the Diploma of Languages program concurrently with another program (primary program) must maintain a full time enrolment of 30 units per semester in their primary program to be eligible for full-time enrolment status by relevant government agencies.


    Program plans

    Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

    Additional documents


    Transition arrangements

    Students who have completed:

    • JAPN2110 may not enrol in JAPN2111
    • JAPN2120 may not enrol in JAPN2112
    • 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.


    Program structure

    Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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    Directed Courses

    Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    CHIN1110Elementary Chinese I
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CHIN1120Elementary Chinese II
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    FREN1100Elementary French 1
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    FREN1200Elementary French 2
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    GRMN1501German Language 1A Elementary
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    GRMN1502German Language 1B Elementary
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    HUMA1100Aboriginal Languages: New Approaches
    • Summer 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    JAPN1110Elementary Japanese 1
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    JAPN1120Elementary Japanese 2
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    LATN1000Introduction to Classical GrammarNot currently offered10 units
    LATN1010Elementary Latin:1Not currently offered10 units
    CHIN2301Intermediate Comprehensive Chinese I
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CHIN2302Intermediate Comprehensive Chinese II
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CHIN2500Practical Business Chinese
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    FREN2000French In-Country Intensive Course: Noumea
    • Summer 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    FREN2610French At Intermediate Level I
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    FREN2620French At Intermediate Level II
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    GRMN2501German Language 2A Intermediate German
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    GRMN2502German Language 2B Intermediate
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    HUMA2070Auslan 1
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    HUMA2080Auslan 2
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    JAPN2111Intermediate Japanese 1
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    JAPN2112Intermediate Japanese 2
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    JAPN2501Japanese in Context I
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    JAPN2502Japanese in Context II
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    LATN2501Intermediate Latin INot currently offered10 units
    LATN2502Intermediate Latin IINot currently offered10 units
    CHIN3101Advanced Spoken Chinese INot currently offered10 units
    CHIN3102Advanced Spoken Chinese IINot currently offered10 units
    CHIN3201Advanced Written ChineseNot currently offered10 units
    CHIN3202Advanced Chinese with TranslationNot currently offered10 units
    FREN3610French At Advanced Level I
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    20 units
    FREN3620French At Advanced Level II
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    20 units
    FREN3701Extended French
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    FREN3702Extended French 2: TranslationNot currently offered10 units
    GRMN3501German Language 3A Professional
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    GRMN3502German Language 3B Advanced
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    GRMN3503German Language 3C
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    GRMN3504German Language 3D
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    JAPN3101Advanced Integrated Japanese I
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    JAPN3102Advanced Integrated Japanese II
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    JAPN3110Advanced Spoken Japanese I
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    JAPN3120Advanced Spoken Japanese II
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    JAPN3210Advanced Written Japanese INot currently offered10 units
    JAPN3220Advanced Written Japanese IINot currently offered10 units
    LATN3520Advanced Latin ANot currently offered20 units
    LATN3530Advanced Latin BNot currently offered20 units
    LATN3540Advanced Latin CNot currently offered20 units
    LATN3550Advanced Latin DNot currently offered20 units

    Chinese minor

    Compulsory Courses

    Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this minor

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    CHIN1110Elementary Chinese I
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CHIN1120Elementary Chinese II
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CHIN2301Intermediate Comprehensive Chinese I
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    CHIN2302Intermediate Comprehensive Chinese II
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units

    French minor

    Compulsory Courses

    Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this minor

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    FREN2610French At Intermediate Level I
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    FREN2620French At Intermediate Level II
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    Directed Courses

    Choose 20 units from directed courses for a total of 40 units to undertake a French Minor. Beginners should start with 1000 level courses. If you have some knowledge, consult the Program Convenor for advice.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    FREN1100Elementary French 1
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    FREN1200Elementary French 2
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    FREN2000French In-Country Intensive Course: Noumea
    • Summer 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    FREN3610French At Advanced Level I
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    20 units
    FREN3620French At Advanced Level II
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    20 units
    FREN3701Extended French
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    FREN3702Extended French 2: TranslationNot currently offered10 units

    German minor

    Compulsory Courses

    Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this minor

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    GRMN2501German Language 2A Intermediate German
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    GRMN2502German Language 2B Intermediate
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    Directed Courses

    Choose 20 units from directed courses for a total of 40 units to undertake a German Minor. Beginners should start with 1000 level courses. If you have some knowledge, consult the Program Convenor for advice.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    GRMN1501German Language 1A Elementary
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    GRMN1502German Language 1B Elementary
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    GRMN3501German Language 3A Professional
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    GRMN3502German Language 3B Advanced
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    GRMN3503German Language 3C
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    GRMN3504German Language 3D
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units

    Indonesian Minor

    Indonesian Minor

    Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this minor. Students undertaking this minor are required to complete an additional 40 unit minor in order to meet the requirements of the program.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    INDO1110Elementary Indonesian 1Not currently offered10 units
    INDO1120Elementary Indonesian 2Not currently offered10 units
    INDO2110Intermediate Indonesian 1Not currently offered10 units
    INDO2120Intermediate Indonesian 2Not currently offered10 units

    Japanese minor

    Compulsory Courses

    Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this minor

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    JAPN2111Intermediate Japanese 1
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    JAPN2112Intermediate Japanese 2
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    Directed Courses

    Choose 20 units from directed courses for a total of 40 units to undertake a Japanese Minor. Beginners should start with 1000 level courses. If you have some knowledge, consult the Program Convenor for advice.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    JAPN1110Elementary Japanese 1
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    JAPN1120Elementary Japanese 2
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
    10 units
    JAPN3101Advanced Integrated Japanese I
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    JAPN3102Advanced Integrated Japanese II
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    JAPN3110Advanced Spoken Japanese I
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    JAPN3120Advanced Spoken Japanese II
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    JAPN3210Advanced Written Japanese INot currently offered10 units
    JAPN3220Advanced Written Japanese IINot currently offered10 units
    JAPN3702Contemporary Japanese LiteratureNot currently offered10 units

    Latin minor

    This minor is only available to students who commenced in this program in Semester 2 2017 or prior.

    Compulsory Courses

    Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this minor

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    LATN2501Intermediate Latin INot currently offered10 units
    LATN2502Intermediate Latin IINot currently offered10 units
    Directed Courses

    Choose 20 units from directed courses for a total of 40 units to undertake a Latin Minor. Beginners should start with 1000 level courses. If you have some knowledge, consult the Program Convenor for advice.

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    LATN1000Introduction to Classical GrammarNot currently offered10 units
    LATN1010Elementary Latin:1Not currently offered10 units
    LATN3520Advanced Latin ANot currently offered20 units
    LATN3530Advanced Latin BNot currently offered20 units
    LATN3540Advanced Latin CNot currently offered20 units
    LATN3550Advanced Latin DNot currently offered20 units

    Electives

    Complete 20 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

    20 units

    Suggested electives

    Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them. However, the Faculty suggests the following course options that may complement your program or major.

    A full list of courses that are available to study as an elective can be found in the course handbook.

    CodeTitleUnits
    FREN3800Paris at Dawn: The Rise of Modernity10 units
    FREN3801Paris at Midnight: The Culture of the Left Bank10 units

    Additional information

    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.


    Additional support

    AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

    Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs 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. More information is available online.