Indonesian

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Overview

Indonesian language studies develop communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia, as well as an understanding of Indonesian culture, history and society. With more than 220 million speakers of Bahasa Indonesia, and Indonesia being Australia’s closest Asian neighbour, the region is increasingly important to Australia economically, politically and culturally. In-country language programs are available to students undertaking a major sequence in Indonesian, giving you the opportunity to travel overseas and try out your language skills with native speakers.

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Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)

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.  

Career outcomes

Careers in this field include work in the communications industry, community and government organisations, community health organisations, the education sector, ethnic affairs associations, foreign affairs departments, multicultural organisations, tourism associations and translation services.

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Units

Indonesian major sequence for those entering at beginners' level

  • Conversational Indonesian B AIF142
  • The Language, Culture and People of Indonesia AIF146
  • Formal and Informal Indonesian A AIF241
  • Formal and Informal Indonesian B AIF242
  • Professional and Academic Indonesian A AIF341 (2 credit points)
  • Professional and Academic Indonesian B AIF342 (2 credit points)
  • Notes:

    AIF145 (2 credit points - 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.

    Indonesian major sequence for those entering at post-level 12 level

  • Formal and Informal Indonesian A AIF241
  • Formal and Informal Indonesian B AIF242
  • Professional and Academic Indonesian A AIF341 (2 credit points)
  • Professional and Academic Indonesian B AIF342 (2 credit points)
  • Indonesian for Business Purposes AIF345
  • Or

  • Contemporary Issues in Indonesia AIF321
  • Plus

  • History and Development of the Indonesian Language AIF354
  • Or

  • Indonesian Society Through Literature AIF320
  • Notes:

    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.

    Indonesian stream for students at advanced level for background speakers only

  • Professional and Academic Indonesian A AIF341 (2 credit points)
  • Professional and Academic Indonesian B AIF342 (2 credit points)
  • Indonesian Society Through Literature AIF320
  • Contemporary Issues in Indonesia AIF321
  • Indonesian for Business Purposes AIF345
  • History and Development of the Indonesian Language AIF354
  • Notes:

    AIF345, AIF354 offered in alternating even numbered years: 2018, 2020 and each year in Trimester 3 Cloud (online)

    AIF320, AIF321 offered in alternating odd numbered years: 2017, 2019

    Approved Study Abroad may replace either AIF341 or AIF342

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