Diploma in Languages

This course is available to international applicants who hold a valid visa. International applicants requiring a student visa, cannot apply for this course as a stand-alone course for the purposes of attaining a student visa.

For domestic students, the cost of language units in this course is only $793 per unit.

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
Location:
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
Duration:

Minimum duration: 2-3 years part-time.

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Give yourself a professional edge by adding Italian or Spanish to your skill set. As an ACU graduate with fluency in an additional language, you will position yourself for success in today’s competitive global employment market.

As well as language skills, you will have a deeper understanding of intercultural communication and possess the ability to interact and negotiate appropriately and respectfully across a range of cultures.

ACU offers undergraduate students across all faculties the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Languages in conjunction with an ACU undergraduate degree so that you graduate with a bachelor degree and a diploma in the same timeframe. The course is part time, so you take one language unit in any study period. Units are offered in Summer Term, Semester 1 and Semester 2.

The diploma is open to members of the university and to the community, and individual language units can also be taken on a non-award basis.

The Diploma in Languages focuses on developing communicative language skills through active practice.

Minimum duration: 2-3 years part-time.

Campus availability

  • Melbourne (Multi-mode)
  • North Sydney (Multi-mode)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment

Deferment is available.  Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

Credit Points

80

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July

Melbourne and North Sydney will commence in Summer Term 2017, with specific cohorts commencing in Semester 1 2017.
  • Average first year fee: $2379 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must:

  1. be enrolled in an ACU bachelor degree and have completed a minimum of 40 credit points; or
  2. have completed the equivalent of year 12 level.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

The course is designed for those intending to follow careers in international development, diplomacy, international business, public health, education, social services, government and non-government organisations, church ministry and not-for-profit organisations.

  • Italian
  • Spanish

Overall score: 6.0. Individual score of 5.5 in all tests.

Domestic Students

Give yourself a professional edge by adding Italian or Spanish to your skill set. As an ACU graduate with fluency in an additional language, you will position yourself for success in today’s competitive global employment market.

As well as language skills, you will have a deeper understanding of intercultural communication and possess the ability to interact and negotiate appropriately and respectfully across a range of cultures.

ACU offers undergraduate students across all faculties the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Languages in conjunction with an ACU undergraduate degree so that you graduate with a bachelor degree and a diploma in the same timeframe. The course is part time, so you take one language unit in any study period. Units are offered in Summer Term, Semester 1 and Semester 2.

The diploma is open to members of the university and to the community, and individual language units can also be taken on a non-award basis.

The Diploma in Languages focuses on developing communicative language skills through active practice.

Minimum duration: 2-3 years part-time.

Melbourne
  • 24-Jul-2017
North Sydney
  • 24-Jul-2017

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points

80

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
  • Unit Fee: $2625.00 (2017)
  • Average first year fee: $21000.00 (2017)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $21000.00 (2017)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

This course is available to international applicants who hold a valid visa. International applicants requiring a student visa, cannot apply for this course as a stand-alone course for the purposes of attaining a student visa.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

Apply directly to Australian Catholic University.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must

  1. be enrolled in an ACU bachelor degree and have completed a minimum of 40 credit points; or
  2. have completed the equivalent of year 12 level.

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate and an IELTS overall score of 6.0 with an individual score of 5.5 in all tests.

The course is designed for those intending to follow careers in international development, diplomacy, international business, public health, education, social services, government and non-government organisations, church ministry and not-for-profit organisations.

  • Italian
  • Spanish

Overall score: 6.0. Individual score of 5.5 in all tests.

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