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Graduate Diploma of Language

Course summary for current students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Language
Duration3 years part time
Deakin course codeA625

From 2010, this course is for continuing students only.

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate and Diploma of Language will be of interest to students for whom a systematic study of language is desirable in addition to their primary course of study. As language units must be studied sequentially the award will be completed part-time in up to three years, with students taking one language unit per trimester.

In-country options

The option exists to undertake second or third year units in-country over trimester 3. The six week programs are held in Tunisia (Arabic), China (Chinese) and Indonesia or Malaysia (Indonesian). In addition to giving students language skills, participation in the program is a rare opportunity to use the language with native speakers in its natural environment while studying it formally in a more structured classroom context. In addition, since the in-country units are equivalent to one trimester or one year, they could potentially shorten the completion time of the Certificate or Diploma.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma of Language, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points from the specified list of units below.

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Course structure

Arabic stream for students with no prior language study.

Level 1


Trimester 1

AIB151 Arabic 1A  


Trimester 2

AIB152 Arabic 1B  


Level 2


Trimester 1

AIB251 Arabic 2A  


Trimester 2

AIB252 Arabic 2B  


Note: AIB251 and AIB252 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIB205 Second Level Arabic In-Country.

Level 3


Trimester 1

AIB351 Arabic 3A  


Trimester 2

AIB352 Arabic 3B  


Note: AIB351 or AIB352 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIB306 Third Level Arabic In-Country.

The Arabic stream for students who have completed Arabic at level12 or equivalent begins at second level and consists of the following units:

Level 1


Trimester 1

AIB251 Arabic 2A  


Trimester 2

AIB252 Arabic 2B  


Note: AIB251 and AIB252 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIB205 Second Level Arabic In-Country.

Level 2 

 

Trimester 1



Level 3 

 

AIB351 Arabic 3A  (2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIB352 Arabic 3B  (2 credit points)

 

 

 

 

Trimester 1

 

AIB309 Advanced Arabic Language Skills  


Trimester 2

 

AIB310 Introduction to Translation Skills  


Note: AIB309 and AIB310 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIB306 Third Level Arabic In-Country.


Trimester 3 studies

AIB205 Second Year Arabic In-Country  (2 credit points)

AIB306 Third Year Arabic In-Country  (2 credit points)

 

Note:  AIB205 and AIB306 are offered in alternating years 2014, 2016.


Chinese stream for students with no prior language study.

Level 1


Trimester 1

AIC181 Chinese 1A  


Trimester 2

AIC182 Chinese 1B  


Level 2


Trimester 1

AIC281 Chinese 2A  


Trimester 2

AIC282 Chinese 2B  


Note: AIC281 and AIC282 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIC287 Intensive In-Country A.

Level 3


Trimester 1

AIC381 Chinese 3A  (2 credit points)


Trimester 2

AIC382 Chinese 3B  (2 credit points)


Note: AIC381 or AIC282 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIC388 Intensive In-Country B.

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

Level 1


Trimester 1

AIC281 Chinese 2A  


Trimester 2

AIC282 Chinese 2B  


Note: AIC281 and AIC282 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIC287 Intensive In-Country A.


Level 2


Trimester 1

AIC381 Chinese 3A  (2 credit points)


Trimester 2

AIC382 Chinese 3B  (2 credit points)

 

Level 3


Trimester 1

AIC385 Chinese for Business Purposes A  


Trimester 2

AIC386 Chinese for Business Purposes B  


Note: AIC381 or AIC382 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIC388 Intensive In-Country B.

Chinese stream for students at advanced level for background speakers only

Level 1


Trimester 1

AIC283 Chinese 2C  


Trimester 2

AIC284 Chinese 2D  


Level 2


Trimester 1

AIC383 Chinese 3C  (2 credit points)


Trimester 2

AIC384 Chinese 3D  (2 credit points)


Trimester 3
AIC390 Advanced Intensive Chinese In-Country  (2 credit points)

 

Level 3


Trimester 1

AIC387 Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes C  


Trimester 2

AIC389 Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes D  



Indonesian stream for students with no prior language study.


Level 1


Trimester 1

AIF146 The Language, Culture and People of Indonesia  


Trimester 2

AIF142 Conversational Indonesian B  

 

Trimester 3

AIF145 Conversational Indonesian  (2 credit points)*

 

* AIF145 is an intensive unit of study for running in January and February.
* AIF145 not available to students who are waiting on an offer from VTAC for the current year.

 

 Level 2


Trimester 1

AIF241 Formal and Informal Indonesian A  


Trimester 2

AIF242 Formal and Informal Indonesian B  


Level 3


Trimester 1

AIF341 Professional and Academic Indonesian A  (2 credit points)


Trimester 2

AIF342 Professional and Academic Indonesian B  (2 credit points)


Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351Third level Indonesian/Malay In-Country.


Indonesian stream for those entering at post-level 12 level or equivalent (non-background speakers) begins at second level and consists of the following units:

Level 1


Trimester 1

AIF241 Formal and Informal Indonesian A  


Trimester 2

AIF242 Formal and Informal Indonesian B  


Level 2


Trimester 1

AIF341 Professional and Academic Indonesian A  (2 credit points)


Trimester 2

AIF342 Professional and Academic Indonesian B  (2 credit points)


Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351Third level Indonesian/Malay In-Country (4 credit points)

Level 3


Trimester 1

AIF345 Indonesian for Business Purposes  *

OR

AIF321 Contemporary Issues in Indonesia  **


Trimester 2

AIF354 History and Development of the Indonesian Language  *

OR

AIF320 Indonesian Society Through Literature  **


Note: Any two Year 3 units can be replaced by the trimester 3 in country unit AIF315 Indonesian/Malay Language and Contemporary Society (2 credit points).

 
Indonesian stream for students at advanced level for background speakers only

Level 1


Trimester 1

AIF341 Professional and Academic Indonesian A  (2 credit points)


Trimester 2

AIF342 Professional and Academic Indonesian B  (2 credit points)


Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351Third level Indonesian/Malay In-Country (4 credit points)

Years 2 & 3

 

Trimester 1

AIF345 Indonesian for Business Purposes  *

OR

AIF321 Contemporary Issues in Indonesia  **

 

Trimester 2

 

AIF320 Indonesian Society Through Literature  **

OR

AIF354 History and Development of the Indonesian Language  *

 

Note: Any two Years 2 and 3 units can be replaced by the trimester 3 in country unit AIF315 Indonesian/Malay Language and Contemporary Society (2 credit points).


* AIF345, AIF354 offered in alternate years: offered 2014, 2016.

** AIF320, AIF321 offered in alternate years: offered 2015, 2017.

 

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