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Diploma of Languages

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
116051
External Studies
116051
Course Duration
Full-time
Not Available
Part-time
3 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Summer Semester
International
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

DIPLAN

Award
Diploma of Languages
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Literacy, Language and Media

Want to learn another language and embrace a different culture? The Diploma of Languages can help you achieve your goal.

Choose from Indonesian, Chinese or Greek language and culture with an opportunity to join the in-country study program.

This course is open to teachers looking to upskill as well as anyone who has a personal interest in Indonesia, China or Greece.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Domestic applications

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities as a translator, tutor, advisor, language or communication specialist.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • This course may be deferred up to 1 year.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

    Campus notes

    AFB: This is an ABSTUDY approved course that may attract Away From Base (AFB) funding and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
    For further information and/or eligibility please visit cdu.edu/afb.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The course requires completion of approved units of 80 credit points. Candidates may complete the requirements of the course by completing six Specialist Elective units (60 credit points) selected from Indonesian, Chinese or Greek language units and two Specialist Elective teaching methodology units (20 credit points). Alternatively, students have the option of completing eight units in the target language (80 credit points).

Units in Indonesian, Chinese and Greek language are available in internal (on-campus), and external (distance) modes. There are also options for in-country study of Indonesian, Chinese and Greek language and culture.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific Requirements
Specialist Electives
(8 units)
80

Specialist Elective units totalling 80 credit points selected from the list of available units below:

Language Only Specialisation - students choose eight units from one of the three specialisations below

Or


Language Teaching Specialisation
- students must complete the following two units:
ECM251 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary LOTE (new title 2018)
ECM252 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary LOTE (pre-requisite ECM251) (new title 2018)
Plus
Choose six units from one of the three specialisations below:

Indonesian Language Specialisation
80 credit points from the following:
INI101 Indonesian Language 1
INI102 Indonesian Language 2
INI201 Indonesian Language 3
INI202 Indonesian Language 4
LAN201 Negotiated Language Study
LAN211 In-Country Language Study
INI301 Indonesian Language 5
INI302 Indonesian Language 6
LAN301 Language Project
LAN311 In-Country Language Study

Greek Language Specialisation
80 credit points from the following:
GRK101 Greek Language 1 (recoded to HEL101 Modern Greek Language 1 2018)
GRK102 Greek Language 2 (recoded to HEL102 Modern Greek Language 2 2018)
GRK201 Greek Language 3 (recoded to HEL201 Modern Greek Language 3 2018)
GRK202 Greek Language 4 (recoded to HEL202 Modern Greek Language 4 2018)
LAN201 Negotiated Language Study
LAN211 In-Country Language Study
GRK301 Greek Language 5 (recoded to HEL301 Modern Greek Language 5 2018)
GRK302 Greek Language 6 (recoded to HEL302 Modern Greek Language 6 2018)
LAN301 Language Project
LAN311 In-Country Language Study

Chinese Language Specialisation
80 credit points from the following:
CHN101 Chinese Language 1
CHN102 Chinese Language 2
CHN201 Chinese Language 3
CHN202 Chinese Language 4
LAN201 Negotiated Language Study
LAN211 In-Country Language Study
CHN301 Chinese Language 5
CHN302 Chinese Language 6
LAN301 Language Project
LAN311 In-Country Language Study

Electives
(0  units)
 0 Electives totalling 0 credit points selected from *undergraduate* units offered by the University.  
  80 Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Diploma AQF Level 5 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Students who commenced prior to 2013
Of the total 80 credit points:
* not more than 10 credit points shall be included with a grade of "PC"

 

Study plan

Students Commencing in Semester 1

SEMESTER 1 - GREEK OR CHINESE LANGUAGE ONLY SPECIALISATION

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student enrolling in Greek or Chinese Language.

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CHN101 Chinese Language 1 OR
GRK101 Greek Language 1 (recoded to HEL101 Modern Greek Language 1 2018)
SE CHN102 Chinese Language 2  OR
GRK102 Greek Language 2 (recoded to HEL102 Modern Greek Language 2 2018)
SE
Year 2
CHN201 Chinese Language 3 OR
GRK201 Greek Language 3 (recoded to HEL201 Modern Greek Language 3 2018)
SE CHN202 Chinese Language 4  OR
GRK202 Greek Language 4 (recoded to HEL202 Modern Greek Language 4 2018)
SE
Year 3
CHN301 Chinese Language 5 OR
GRK301 Greek Language 5 (recoded to HEL301 Modern Greek Language 5 2018)
SE CHN301 Chinese Language 5 OR
GRK302 Greek Language 6 (recoded to HEL302 Modern Greek Language 6 2018)
SE
LAN201 Negotiated Language Study SE LAN301 Language Project SE

Students may choose to substitute any Language unit (CHNxxx ot GRKxxx) for the in-country units LAN211 and LAN311 In-Country Language Study.

SEMESTER 1 - GREEK OR CHINESE LANGUAGE TEACHING SPECIALISATION

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student enrolling in Greek or Chinese Language for teaching.
 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CHN101 Chinese Language 1 OR
GRK101 Greek Language 1 (recoded to HEL101 Modern Greek Language 1 2018)
SE CHN102 Chinese Language 2 OR
GRK102 Greek Language 2 (recoded to HEL102 Modern Greek Language 2 2018)
SE
Year 2
CHN201 Chinese Language 3 OR
GRK201 Greek Language 3 (recoded to HEL201 Modern Greek Language 3 2018)
SE CHN202 Chinese Language 4 OR
GRK202 Greek Language 4 (recoded to HEL202 Modern Greek Language 4 2018)
SE
Year 3
CHN301 Chinese Language 5 OR
GRK301 Greek Language 5 (recoded to HEL301 Modern Greek Language 5 2018)
SE CHN301 Chinese Language 5 OR
GRK302 Greek Language 6 (recoded to HEL302 Modern Greek Language 6 2018)
SE
ECM251 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary LOTE (new title 2018) SE ECM252 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary LOTE (new title 2018) SE

Students may choose to substitute any Language unit (CHNxxx ot GRKxxx) for the in-country units LAN211 and LAN311 In-Country Language Study. 

SEMESTER 1 - INDONESIAN LANGUAGE ONLY SPECIALISATION

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student enrolling in Indonesian Language.

Semester 1 Semester 2 Study Period 3
(this is not Summer Semester)
Year 1
INI101 Indonesian Language 1 SE     INI102 Indonesian Language 2 SE
Year 2
INI201 Indonesian Language 3 SE LAN201 Negotiated Language Study SE INI202 Indonesian Language 4 SE
Year 3
INI301 Indonesian Language 5 SE LAN301 Language Project SE INI302 Indonesian Language 6 SE

Students may choose to substitute any Language unit INIxxx) for the in-country units LAN211 and LAN311 In-Country Language Study.

SEMESTER 1 - INDONESIAN LANGUAGE TEACHING SPECIALISATION

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student enrolling in Indonesian Language for teaching.

Semester 1 Semester 2 Study Period 3
(this is not Summer Semester)
Year 1
INI101 Indonesian Language 1 SE     INI102 Indonesian Language 2 SE
Year 2
INI201 Indonesian Language 3 SE ECM251 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary LOTE (new title 2018) SE INI202 Indonesian Language 4 SE
Year 3
INI301 Indonesian Language 5 SE ECM252 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary LOTE (new title 2018) SE INI302 Indonesian Language 6 SE

Students may choose to substitute any Language unit INIxxx) for the in-country units LAN211 and LAN311 In-Country Language Study.

Students Commencing in Summer Semester 

Note: Greek is not available for Summer Semester admission.

SUMMER SEMESTER - CHINESE LANGUAGE ONLY SPECIALISATION

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student enrolling in Chinese Language.

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        LAN211 In-Country Language Study SE
Year 2
CHN101 Chinese Language 1 SE CHN102 Chinese Language 2 SE    
Year 3
CHN201 Chinese Language 3 SE CHN202 Chinese Language 4 SE    
Year 4
CHN301 Chinese Language 5 SE CHN302 Chinese Language 6 SE    
LAN201 Negotiated Language Study SE        

SUMMER SEMESTER - CHINESE LANGUAGE TEACHING SPECIALISATION

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student enrolling in Chinese Language for teaching.

 

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        LAN211 In-Country Language Study SE
Year 2
CHN101 Chinese Language 1 SE CHN102 Chinese Language 2 SE    
Year 3
CHN201 Chinese Language 3 SE CHN202 Chinese Language 4 SE    
ECM251 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary LOTE (new title 2018) SE ECM252 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary LOTE (new title 2018) SE    
Year 4
CHN301 Chinese Language 5 SE        

 

SUMMER SEMESTER - INDONESIAN LANGUAGE ONLY SPECIALISATION

 The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student enrolling in Indonesian Language.

Semester 1 Study Period 3
(this is not summer semester)
Summer Semester
Year 1
        LAN211 In-Country Language Study SE
Year 2
INI101 Indonesian Language 1 SE INI102 Indonesian Language 2 SE    
Year 3
INI201 Indonesian Language 3 SE INI202 Indonesian Language 4 SE    
Year 4
INI301 Indonesian Language 5 SE INI302 Indonesian Language 6 SE LAN301 Language Project SE

SUMMER SEMESTER - INDONESIAN LANGUAGE TEACHING SPECIALISATION

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student enrolling in Indonesian Language for teaching.

Semester 1 Semester 2 Study Period 3 Summer Semester
Year 1
            LAN211 In-Country Language Study SE
Year 2
INI101 Indonesian Language 1 SE     INI102 Indonesian Language 2 SE    
Year 3
INI201 Indonesian Language 3 SE ECM251 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary LOTE (new title 2018) SE INI202 Indonesian Language 4 SE    
Year 4
INI301 Indonesian Language 5 SE ECM252 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary LOTE (new title 2018) SE INI302 Indonesian Language 6 SE    

 

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