Diploma in Languages

Course information for - 2024 entry

Offered at 1 locations

Duration
2 years part-time
QTAC code
112317
ATAR
50.00 for Online
Fees (first year)*

$2220 CSP

Start dates
Semester 1 intake: Not available
Midyear (Semester 2) intake: Beginning July 2024
Applications open April 2024

Overview

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.

Careers

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
  • not-for-profit organisations

Course details

Course structure

Course map

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Please note: Course maps are subject to change.

Commencing Semester 1

  • Language unitsITAN101Introductory Italian10 cp
  • Language unitsSPAN101Introductory Spanish10 cp
  • Language unitsITAN102Elementary Italian A10 cp
  • Language unitsSPAN102Elementary Spanish A10 cp

Commencing Semester 2

Commencing Summer Term

Graduate statement

Insight

As an ACU graduate you have personal insight founded on an understanding of who you are as a professional, a citizen and a scholar. You embrace change and growth through critical self-awareness and learning autonomy. You are empowered to seek truth and meaning, drawing on the principles of justice, equity, and the dignity of all human beings.

Empathy

As an ACU graduate you value human dignity and diversity. This appreciation is founded on deep reflection, and empathy. You have experience of Indigenous Knowings and perspectives and can engage respectfully when working alongside Australia's First Peoples. You can connect with people and cultures and work with community in ways that recognise the dignity of the human person and all cultures

Imagination

As an ACU graduate you utilise imagination and innovation to solve problems. You critically analyse information from a range of sources to creatively solve practical problems and use critical thinking to make decisions and advance the common good. You appreciate the role of innovation and creative thinking in developing a better future for each person and community.

Impact

As an ACU graduate you recognise your responsibility to work for social justice and a sustainable world founded on a commitment to human dignity and the common good. You lead change through respectful collaboration and effective communication of ideas to diverse peoples, groups and communities in local and global contexts. You are empowered to positively impact your profession and the community.

AQF framework

Diploma - AQF Level 5

Entry requirements

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; or
  2. 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.

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English language requirements

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

Inherent requirement

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.

Learn more about inherent requirements for your course and how they affect you

Pathways

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.


Fees

Course costs

Average first year fee*

$2220 CSP

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.

Payment options

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.

Explore your options

Scholarships

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.

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How to apply

Domestic applicants

ACU Online MT

Apply through QTAC

QTAC code 112317

Direct application

Apply now

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

 

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