Diploma of Language

Course summary for local students

Award granted Diploma of Language
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length3 years part time
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), November (Trimester 3)

Indicative annual fee 2015$6,152 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Tel: 03 9246 8100 Melbourne Burwood Campus

Tel: 03 5227 1359 Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

email: artsedstudentsupport@deakin.edu.au 

Course Director

Rebecca Fanany, +61 3 924 46457, rebecca.fanany@deakin.edu.au

Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Services Office.

VTAC Codes1400314671 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400514671 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614671 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code A225

Notes:

(i) Spanish major sequence units not available in trimester 3.

(ii) A major sequence in Chinese is not available via Cloud (online).

Course overview

The 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 Oman (Arabic), China (Chinese) and Indonesia or Malaysia (Indonesian).

In addition to giving students language skills, participation in the program is a unique opportunity to practice the language with native speakers in its natural environment while studying it formally in a more structured classroom context. Since the in-country units are equivalent to one trimester or one year, they could potentially shorten the completion time of the Diploma.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.

* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

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.

Course rules

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

Course structure

Arabic - unit set code MJ-A000029

Arabic major sequence for students with no prior language study.

Level 1Trimester 1

AIB151

Arabic 1A

Trimester 2

AIB152

Arabic 1B



Level 2Trimester 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

(2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIB352

Arabic 3B

(2 credit points)


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

The Arabic major sequence for students who have completed Arabic at Level 12 or equivalent begins at second level and consists of the following units:

Level 1Trimester 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 2Trimester 1

AIB351

Arabic 3A

(2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIB352

Arabic 3B

(2 credit points)

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

Trimester 3

AIB205Second Year Arabic In-Country(2 credit points)

AIB306Third Year Arabic In-Country(2 credit points)

Note:  AIB205 and AIB306 are offered in alternating years 2016, 2018.

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIB309Advanced Arabic Language Skills

Trimester 2

AIB310Introduction to Translation Skills

Chinese - unit set code MJ-A000028

Note: A major in Chinese is not available in Cloud (online) mode

Chinese major sequence 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

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIC381

Chinese 3A



Trimester 2
AIC382

Chinese 3B

Note: AIC381 and AIC382 will be offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) from 2015

The Chinese major sequence 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

Level 2
Trimester 1

AIC381

Chinese 3A

(2 credit points)


Trimester 2
AIC382

Chinese 3B

(2 credit points)

Note: AIC381 and AIC382 will be offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) from 2015

Post-level 12 students who are not background speakers must complete this major sequence by undertaking 2 credit points from the following units:

Trimester 1

AIC385Chinese for Business Purposes A


Trimester 2
AIC386Chinese for Business Purposes B

Trimester 3

AIC287Intensive Chinese In-Country A(2 credit points) (may replace 2 level 2 units)

AIC388Intensive Chinese In-Country B(2 credit points) (may replace 2 level 3 units)

Chinese major sequence 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)

Level 3

Advanced speakers must complete this major sequence by undertaking 2 credit points from the following units:

Trimester 1

AIC387Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes C


Trimester 2
AIC389Advanced Chinese for Business Purposes D


Trimester 3
AIC390Advanced Intensive Chinese In-Country(2 credit points)

Indonesian - unit set code MJ-A000030

Indonesian major sequence for students with no prior language study.

Level 1
Trimester 1

AIF146The Language, Culture and People of Indonesia

Trimester 2

AIF142Conversational Indonesian B

Trimester 3

AIF145Conversational Indonesian(2 credit points)*

* AIF145 is an intensive unit of study for running in January and February and 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
Trimester 1

AIF241Formal and Informal Indonesian A

Trimester 2

AIF242Formal and Informal Indonesian B


Level 3
Trimester 1

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A(2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B(2 credit points)


Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351 Third year Indonesian/Malay In-Country.

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
Trimester 1

AIF241Formal and Informal Indonesian A

Trimester 2

AIF242Formal and Informal Indonesian B

Level 2
Trimester 1

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A(2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B(2 credit points)


Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351 Third year Indonesian/Malay In-Country (4 credit points)

Level 3
Trimester 1

AIF345Indonesian for Business Purposes(2 credit points) *

OR

AIF321Contemporary Issues in Indonesia**

Trimester 2

AIF354History and Development of the Indonesian Language*

OR

AIF320Indonesian Society Through Literature**

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

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

Level 1Trimester 1

AIF341Professional and Academic Indonesian A(2 credit points)

Trimester 2

AIF342Professional and Academic Indonesian B(2 credit points)

Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351 Third year Indonesian/Malay In-Country (4 credit points).

Level 2 & 3
Trimester 1

AIF345Indonesian for Business Purposes*

OR

AIF321Contemporary Issues in Indonesia**

Trimester 2

AIF320Indonesian Society Through Literature**

OR

AIF354History and Development of the Indonesian Language*

Note: Any two Levels 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 2016, 2018 and each year in Trimester 3 Cloud (online)

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

Spanish - unit set code MJ-A000051

Spanish major sequence for students with no prior language study.


Level 1

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

ALS100

Spanish 1A

Trimester 2

ALS150

Spanish 1B

Level 2

Trimester 1

ALS200

Spanish 2A

Trimester 2

ALS250

Spanish 2B

Level 3

Trimester 1

ALS300 Spanish 3A (2 credit points)*

Trimester 2

ALS350 Spanish 3B (2 credit points)*

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


Level 1

Trimester 1

ALS200

Spanish 2A

Trimester 2

ALS250

Spanish 2B

Level 2

Trimester 1

ALS300 Spanish 3A (2 credit points)*

Trimester 2

ALS350 Spanish 3B (2 credit points)*

Level 3

Trimester 1

ALS360 Spanish: Selected Topics I*

Trimester 2

ALS370 Spanish: Selected Topics II*

*The introduction of unit offering will be staggered with first level units only offered in 2014; second level units from 2015 and third level units from 2016.

Entry requirements - general

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 Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

The Diploma of Language can be taken as a stand-alone course (part-time only) or may be undertaken concurrently with an approved undergraduate degree program at Deakin University or other tertiary institution.

Applicants who wish to take the course as a stand-alone course (part time only) should apply through VTAC.

Applicants who wish to undertake the Diploma of Language concurrently with another degree must apply through VTAC for a place in the degree and, once enrolled, subsequently apply with the Faculty for the Diploma of Language. Telephone Arts and Education Student Support and Enrolment Enquiries: 03 9246 8100.

Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than ESL.

Credit for prior learning - general

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.

How to apply

Applications for study must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).

 

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