Diploma in Languages
Not applicable, students issued transcript and completion letter with the title Diploma in Languages
Faculty of Arts
Students are required to complete 6 or 7 sequential language subjects over a minimum of 6 semesters depending on level of entry. Please refer to the specific language in the handbook for subjects and session availability.
Total Credit Points:
On campus (Face-to-face)
Autumn; Spring only after consultation
UOW Course Code:
The Diploma of Languages allows students from any Faculty in the University to study a language to prepare them to work in a multicultural and globalised economy. Students can study Chinese (Mandarin) or French or Italian or Japanese or Spanish. In-country study or study abroad can be included in the award. The Diploma is generally studied concurrently with a Bachelor's degree. For example, a student enrolled in Engineering would study three Engineering subjects and one language subject each semester. At the completion of their studies at the University of Wollongong they will have studied an additional year. Students graduate with two awards, their Bachelor's degree and Diploma in Languages.
Languages can be studied from beginners level to advanced, Students with HSC qualifications (or equivalent) in a language will normally commence their studies at 200 level in the language that they wish to study . Students with native speaker competency will normally commence their studies at 300 level, while native speaker students of Chinese (Mandarin) will normally enrol in the Chinese (Mandarin) for character background students. Students who are unsure of the level of competency should consult the Convenor of the language they wish to study.
The Diploma can be taken as a stand alone award by members of the community.
Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge
NSW HSC or equivalent qualifications or direct entry.
Applications will be considered from students with the following tertiary qualifications:
A completed Diploma or Advanced Diploma from TAFE or other accredited institutions;
Not less that one-sixth of a Bachelor degree from an approved university;
Other tertiary courses approved by the University of Wollongong.
Students with tertiary qualifications obtained overseas will be considered, provided that they satisfy University's minimum admission requirements. This course is only available to Australian residents.
Alternative Entry (Domestic applicants)
Applicants who achieve an appropriate score in one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission:
Overseas Year 12, equivalent to Year 12 in Australia.
TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC).
A Diploma or Foundation Studies Program from a recognised private institution.
University Access Program (Wollongong College Australia) - for people over 21 years of age, or are 21 during the course of the program.
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) for people over 20 years of age on 1 March in the year preceding enrolment.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander alternative entry program
To qualify for award of the Diploma in Languages (course code 1002) a student must complete a total of at least 48 credit points from subjects listed for Chinese (Mandarin) or French or Italian or Japanese or Spanish.
Subjects counted towards any degree cannot also be counted towards the Diploma and subjects counted towards the Diploma cannot be counted towards another degree.
Students are required to complete 6 or 7 sequential language subjects over a minimum of 6 semesters depending on level of entry.
Students intending to complete the Diploma in Languages should consult the relevant language major located under the Bachelor of Arts section further on in this handbook. All language subjects and session availability are listed under the each language major.
The Language Centre is located at the southern end of Building 19 on the ground floor in room G100. Open: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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