Diploma in Languages
Course information for - 2024 entry
Offered at 1 locations
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.
Give yourself a professional edge by adding Italian or Spanish to your skillset. 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 Professional Term 1, 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 and intercultural communication skills through active practice.
The course is designed for those intending to follow careers in:
- international development
- international business
- public health
- social services
- government and non-government organisations
- church ministry
- not-for-profit organisations
An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must:
- be enrolled in an ACU bachelor degree; or
- have completed the equivalent of year 12 level with the ACU minimum eligibility rank for Diploma programs; or gained entry via an alternative pathway as approved by ACU.
International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission.
English language requirements
Overall score: 6.0. Individual score of 5.5 in all tests.
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.
Pathways into course for applicants with previous study and/or life experience
- Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
- Work experience - A Selection Rank can be calculated based on your work experience - you need to document all of your experience and provide supporting documentation.
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.
You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.
You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.