Diploma of Indonesian

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

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 between six and eight 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 between six and eight weeks studying 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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Key facts

Duration

3 years part time

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Cloud (online)

Trimester 1

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

Trimester 3

  • 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).

Key information

Award granted

Diploma of Indonesian

Year

2017 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

Not applicable

Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)

$6,349 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Learn more about fees.

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.

Entry requirements

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.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent, including Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.

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 the Arab Gulf States, the Middle East and North Africa; China, Taiwan and Hong Kong; or Malaysia and Indonesia.

For more information go to My Course My Career

Course learning outcomes

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

Analyze 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

 

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.

Course Map

Course map 

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 *
  •  

    * AIF345, AIF354 offered in alternate years: offered 2018, 2020 and each year in Trimester 3 Cloud (online)

    ** AIF320, AIF321 offered in alternate years: offered 2017, 2019

    Note: Approved Study Abroad may replace either AIF341 or AIF342

    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.

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    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive 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.

    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  

    Fee information

    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

    Offered campuses

    Burwood

    Just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus.


    Geelong Waurn Ponds

    Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is located on the western edge of Geelong, boasting expansive landscaped grounds.


    Study online at Cloud Campus

    Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

    Learn more about studying online and the Cloud Campus

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