Diploma of Indonesian

Undergraduate degree

This undergraduate course will sharpen your language skills and extend your cultural understanding. Apply today and get the opportunity to study abroad.

Domestic student information

Key facts

Duration

3 years part time

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

Whether you’re brushing up or starting from scratch with a whole new language, Deakin’s Diploma of Indonesian is designed to sharpen your language skills and deepen your cultural understanding. It’s a great complement to your studies in any discipline, plus you’ll gain a global perspective and boost your employability.

You’ll gain fluency by developing skills in grammar, vocabulary and sentence structure through participation in activities across a range of topics. You’ll also get the chance to learn about various cultural, sociolinguistic and sociocultural considerations relevant to the language that you choose to study.

A diploma in Indonesian will give you a competitive advantage for roles in business, diplomacy, foreign policy and international development. You’ll graduate with competency in the language, and ready for a range of local and international careers.

An optional in-country language program means that you have the opportunity to spend six weeks studying language and culture in its own environment. This will enable you to converse, read and write about more complex topics and to discuss ideas and information. You will also build upon your knowledge of grammar based on what you have learned previously.

In-Country study

The In-Country Language Program is available to students completing a major sequence in Indonesian via study abroad. The program is a unique part of language study and an excellent way of accelerating completion of the major.  Second and third year students have the opportunity to spend six weeks studying the language and culture in its own environment. This enables students to converse, read and write about more complex topics and to discuss ideas and information. Students also build upon their knowledge of grammar based on what they have learned previously.  The program contributes two credit points (2cp) towards the Indonesian language major.  Upon successful completion of this program students will be awarded a preclusion for either AIF341 or AIF342.  For more information about the In-Country Language program please refer to the Work Integrated Learning website or contact the WIL team: artsed-wil@deakin.edu.au.  

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Course structure

To qualify for the award of Diploma of Indonesian, a student must successfully complete;

  • 8 credit points from the specified list of units below and;
  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Indonesian

Indonesian major sequence for students with no prior language study.

Level 1

  • The Language, Culture and People of Indonesia AIF146
  • Conversational Indonesian B AIF142
  • Conversational Indonesian AIF145 (2 credit points)*
  • * AIF145 (Trimester 3 unit) can replace units AIF146 and AIF142 in the major. It cannot be studied in conjunction with either AIF146 or AIF142.

    * AIF145 not available to students who are waiting on an offer from VTAC for the current year.

    Level 2

  • Formal and Informal Indonesian A AIF241
  • Formal and Informal Indonesian B AIF242
  • Level 3

  • Professional and Academic Indonesian A AIF341 (2 credit points)
  • Professional and Academic Indonesian B AIF342 (2 credit points)
  •   

    Note: Approved Study Abroad may replace either AIF341 or AIF342

    The Indonesian major sequence for students who have completed Indonesian at level 12 or equivalent (non-background speakers) begins at second level and consists of the following units:

    Level 1

  • Formal and Informal Indonesian A AIF241
  • Formal and Informal Indonesian B AIF242
  • Level 2

  • Professional and Academic Indonesian A AIF341 (2 credit points)
  • Professional and Academic Indonesian B AIF342 (2 credit points)
  •  

    Level 3

  • Indonesian for Business Purposes AIF345 **
  • OR

  • Contemporary Issues in Indonesia AIF321 **
  • History and Development of the Indonesian Language AIF354 **
  • OR

  • Indonesian Society Through Literature AIF320 **
  •  

    Indonesian major sequence for students at advanced level for background speakers only.

    Level 1

  • Professional and Academic Indonesian A AIF341 (2 credit points)
  • Professional and Academic Indonesian B AIF342 (2 credit points)
  • Levels 2 & 3

  • Indonesian Society Through Literature AIF320 **
  • Contemporary Issues in Indonesia AIF321 **
  • Indonesian for Business Purposes AIF345 **
  • History and Development of the Indonesian Language AIF354 **
  •  

    **AIF320, AIF321, AIF345, AIF354 - Students to check each unit for: Alternating odd or even year; Campus; and Trimester offerings

    Note: Approved Study Abroad may replace either AIF341 or AIF342

    Key information

    Award granted
    Diploma of Indonesian
    Year
    2019 course information
    Deakin code
    A223
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
      • Cloud Campus

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Additional course information

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL.

    Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in:

    • attainment of a Certificate IV or other qualification at a higher AQF level OR
    • current enrolment in a Bachelor degree OR
    • successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR
    • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent including relevant work or life experience

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Credit for prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    Not applicable
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    $6,566 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Learn more about fees.

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

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    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin
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    For more information on the application process and closing dates, visit the how to apply page.

    How to apply


    Register your interest to study at Deakin

    Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.


    Faculty contact information

    Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

    Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
    Tel 03 5227 1359
    artsed@deakin.edu.au

    Burwood (Melbourne) 
    Tel 03 9246 8100
    artsed@deakin.edu.au 

    Cloud (online) 
    Tel 03 5227 1359
    artsed@deakin.edu.au  

    Frequently asked questions

    How do I apply?

    We provide step-by-step guidance online to make applying to Deakin easy. And, with three study periods a year, the next intake is never far away. Learn more about the application process and entry requirements by visiting our How to apply page.

    When do applications close?

    Application deadlines depend on the course and trimester you’re applying for.

    Find out the application open and close dates for your course by visiting our Key dates page.

    Missed the application cut-off? The good news is Deakin has three study periods a year, which means the next intake is never far away.

    How do fees work?

    Fees are paid according to the units you study each trimester.

    Don’t worry, you don’t need to pay your course fees upfront. There are different loans available depending on the type of student you are and the course you’re applying for.

    For more information on fees, including payment assistance, and understanding what type of student you are, visit our Fees hub.

    If we haven’t answered your question, our student enquiries team is ready to help.

    Why choose Deakin

    Career outcomes

    This course will allow you to work in business or trade, health or education, IT or engineering, diplomacy or security, arts or sciences. A Diploma of Language will equip you with skills in another language and familiarity with another culture. This will not only give you an edge in terms of your personal qualities but will also expand your options for employment far beyond Australian shores to exciting and challenging positions in Malaysia and Indonesia.

    For more information go to DeakinTALENT

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

    Acquire theoretical, technical knowledge of the language system (pronunciation, grammar, syntax, and sociolinguistic practices) in Indonesian and apply this knowledge in a range of contexts to undertake paraprofessional work and as a pathway for further learning

    Communication

    Communicate effectively and naturally in a range of daily and professional/academic contexts both orally and in writing using appropriate grammar, syntax, pronunciation and sociolinguistic practices in the language of study

    Digital literacy

    Use online technologies and new media for communication and immersion in authentic material in the language of study as well as for autonomous language study

    Critical thinking

    Analyse and evaluate information relating to and expressed in the language of study to support effective and natural language use

    Problem solving

    Use individual initiative to identify linguistic and sociolinguistic problems and apply knowledge of the systems of the language of study to develop personal strategies for solving problems in communication and cultural interpretation

    Self-management

    Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility, and commitment to enhancing mastery of the language of study

    Teamwork

    Work and study collaboratively with other language students and also native speakers of the language of study

    Global citizenship

    Understand and analyse issues related to the societies that use the language of study in the domestic, regional, and global context

    Approved by Faculty Board May 2014

     

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