The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Selection Rank
82.80 (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 3 August 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online


2 years part-time up to 6 years maximum.

Program code: 11718

When you study the Diploma in Languages, you will gain proficiency in a Language Other Than English (LOTE), or acquire skills in a range of languages other than English, as well as Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Overseas study opportunities are available to learn the language in country.

Our languages diploma offers courses that cover a range of language competencies in formal and informal contexts, including speaking, listening, reading and writing in addition to this students will have the opportunity to learn about the cultural foundations and business environment of the countries in which the language is native. At UON, you can focus on just one language, or elect multiple languages. You can choose from:

Elective options are also available in Auslan (Australian Sign Language)

Some courses are also available in blended mode (face-to-face and online) or can be studied completely online. Course availability is subject to change. For details, please refer to the Diploma in Languages program handbook.

Minor or double minor in languages

When you study a Diploma in Languages you will undertake:

  • One minor, directed courses and electives; or
  • Two minors

You can choose to study Chinese, French, German or Japanese as your minor. Auslan can be undertaken through directed courses or electives. Language courses are subject to change and availability. For details, please refer to the program handbook.

Advanced study options in languages

Gain a competitive edge and expand your career prospects by undertaking another year of study to obtain an Honours degree. If you have completed 80 units of French or Japanese within the Diploma in Languages, and have a Bachelor’s Degree, you may be allowed to continue your studies in one of these languages and enrol in the Honours program.