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  • Objectives
    The Diploma of Language will be of interest to students for whom a systematic study of language is desirable in addition to their primary course of study. As language units must be studied sequentially the award will be completed part-time in up to three years, with students taking one language unit per trimester.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must have already accepted a place in an undergraduate degree course at Deakin University. The academic standard required is equivalent to that for entry to the Bachelor of Arts.
  • Academic Title
    Diploma of Language
  • Course description
    Fees and charges
    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

    Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
    A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study. All Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa will receive a Student Learning Entitlement (SLE). The SLE entitles a student to the equivalent of 7 years of full time study in a Commonwealth supported place.

    * The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

    Career opportunities
    This course will allow you to work in business or trade, health or education, IT or engineering, diplomacy or security, arts or sciences. A Diploma of Language will equip you with skills in another language and familiarity with another culture. This will not only give you an edge in terms of your personal qualities but will also expand your options for employment far beyond Australian shores to exciting and challenging positions in the Arab Gulf States, the Middle East and North Africa; China, Taiwan and Hong Kong; or Malaysia and Indonesia.

    Course rules
    To qualify for the award of Diploma of Language, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points from the specified list of units below.


    Course structure

    Arabic stream for students with no prior language study.

    Year 1
    Trimester 1

    AIB151 Arabic 1A  


    Trimester 2

    AIB152 Arabic 1B  


    Year 2
    Trimester 1

    AIB251 Arabic 2A  


    Trimester 2

    AIB252 Arabic 2B  


    Note: AIB251 and AIB252 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIB205 Second Year Arabic In-Country.

    Year 3
    Trimester 1

    AIB351 Arabic 3A  (2 credit points)


    Trimester 2

    AIB352 Arabic 3B  (2 credit points)


    Note: AIB351 or AIB352 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIB306 Third Year Arabic In-Country.


    The Arabic stream for students who have completed Arabic at Year 12 or equivalent begins at second level and consists of the following units:

    Year 2
    Trimester 1

    AIB251 Arabic 2A  


    Trimester 2

    AIB252 Arabic 2B  


    Note: AIB251 and AIB252 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIB205 Second Year Arabic In-Country.

    Year 3
    Trimester 1

    AIB351 Arabic 3A  (2 credit points)

    AIB355 Advanced Communicative Arabic  *


    Trimester 2

    AIB352 Arabic 3B  (2 credit points)

    AIB356 Business Arabic  *


    Note: AIB351 or AIB352 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIB306 Third Year Arabic In-Country.

    Trimester 3

    AIB205 Second Year Arabic In-Country  (2 credit points)

    AIB306 Third Year Arabic In-Country  (2 credit points)


    * Offered in alternate years: offered 2009, 2011


    Chinese stream for students with no prior language study.

    Year 1
    Trimester 1

    AIC181 Chinese 1A  


    Trimester 2

    AIC182 Chinese 1B  


    Year 2
    Trimester 1

    AIC281 Chinese 2A  


    Trimester 2

    AIC282 Chinese 2B  


    Note: AIC281 and AIC282 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIC287 Intensive In-Country A.

     

    Year 3
    Trimester 1

    AIC381 Chinese 3A  (2 credit points)


    Trimester 2

    AIC382 Chinese 3B  (2 credit points)


    Note: AIC381 or AIC282 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIC388 Intensive In-Country B.

    The Chinese stream for students who have completed Chinese at Year 12 or equivalent (non-background speakers) begins at second level and consists of the following units:

    Year 2
    Trimester 1

    AIC281 Chinese 2A  


    Trimester 2

    AIC282 Chinese 2B  

     

    Note: AIC281 and AIC282 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIC287 Intensive In-Country A.

    Year 3
    Trimester 1

    AIC381 Chinese 3A  (2 credit points)

    AIC385 Chinese for Business Purposes A  


    Trimester 2

    AIC382 Chinese 3B  (2 credit points)

    AIC386 Chinese for Business Purposes B  


    Note: AIC381 or AIC282 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIC388 Intensive In-Country B.

    Chinese stream for students at advanced level for background speakers only

    Year 2
    Trimester 1

    AIC283 Chinese 2C  


    Trimester 2

    AIC284 Chinese 2D  


    Year 3
    Trimester 1

    AIC383 Chinese 3C  (2 credit points)

    AIC385 Chinese for Business Purposes A  


    Trimester 2

    AIC384 Chinese 3D  (2 credit points)

    AIC386 Chinese for Business Purposes B  


    Trimester 3

    AIC287 Intensive Chinese In-Country A  (2 credit points)

    AIC388 Intensive Chinese In-Country B  (2 credit points)


    Indonesian stream for students with no prior language study.


    Year 1
    Trimester 1

    AIF141 Conversational Indonesian A  


    Trimester 2

    AIF142 Conversational Indonesian B  


    Year 2
    Trimester 1

    AIF241 Formal and Informal Indonesian A  


    Trimester 2

    AIF242 Formal and Informal Indonesian B  


    Year 3
    Trimester 1

    AIF341 Professional and Academic Indonesian A  (2 credit points)


    Trimester 2

    AIF342 Professional and Academic Indonesian B  (2 credit points)


    Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351 Third year Indonesian/Malay In-Country.


    Indonesian stream for those entering at post-year 12 level or equivalent (non-background speakers) begins at second level and consists of the following units:

    Year 2
    Trimester 1

    AIF241 Formal and Informal Indonesian A  


    Trimester 2

    AIF242 Formal and Informal Indonesian B  

     

    Year 3
    Trimester 1

    AIF341 Professional and Academic Indonesian A  (2 credit points)

    AIF355 Media and Society in Indonesia  


    Trimester 2

    AIF342 Professional and Academic Indonesian B  (2 credit points)

    AIF354 History and Development of the Indonesian Language  


    Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351 Third year Indonesian/Malay In-Country.

    Indonesian stream for students at advanced level for background speakers only

    Year 3
    Trimester 1

    AIF341 Professional and Academic Indonesian A  (2 credit points)

    AIF345 Indonesian Business Purposes A  

    AIF355 Media and Society in Indonesia  


    Trimester 2

    AIF342 Professional and Academic Indonesian B  (2 credit points)

    AIF311 Popular Culture and Globalisation in Southeast Asia  

    AIF312 Popular Culture and Globalisation in Southeast Asia L  

    AIF354 History and Development of the Indonesian Language  *

    or

    AIF316 Reading and Writing Jawi  **


    Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351 Third year Indonesian/Malay In-Country.


    Trimester 3

    AIF315 Indonesian/Malay Language and Contemporary Society  (2 credit points)

    AIF351 Third Year Indonesian/Malay In-Country  (4 credit points)


    * Offered in alternate years: offered 2010, 2012

    ** Offered in alternate years: offered 2009, 2011

     

    Italian Stream

    The Italian major sequence is run by the University of South Australia (UniSA) but is available to Deakin Students (dependent upon the Deakin course in which they are enrolled). Classes will be held on the Melbourne Campus at Burwood with access to materials through UniSA. Following successful completion, these units will be credited towards the Deakin course. Please note, Students’ results from cross-institutional enrolment at other institutions will be recorded on their Deakin University academic records as EP (External Pass) or N (Fail).

    In order to facilitate your enrolment at UniSA and access to UniSA systems and course materials, Deakin University will provide UniSA with your title, family name, given names, gender, date of birth, previous name (if applicable), postal address, telephone numbers, email address and whether you are a Commonwealth supported, domestic fee paying or international fee paying student.

     

    The study of Italian provides an insight into a society which has been at the forefront of European culture for the past 2000 years.

    UNESCO estimates that Italy holds 80% of the artistic heritage of Europe, and 40% of the world. It is also a member of the G8 group of most industrialised nations in the world and Italian is one of the official languages of the European Union. Studying a language is highly recommended, for students who are interested in pursuing a career in international relations, social sciences, education, business, tourism, health or human services.

    The Italian major sequence provides students with the opportunity to become a confident user of the language, while learning about Italy, its people and its culture.

    The units reflect a graded sequence of proficiency levels, and students have the choice of two strands according to their previous knowledge and experience in the language.

     

     

    Italian major sequence for beginners:

     

    Year 1

    Trimester 1

    AIT121 Italian 1A  

     

    Trimester 2

    AIT122 Italian 1B  

     

    Year 2

    Trimester 1

    AIT221 Italian 2A  

     

    Trimester 2

    AIT222 Italian 2B  

     

    Year 3

    Trimester 1

    AIT321 Italian 3A  

     

    Trimester 2

    AIT322 Italian 3B  

     

    Year 4

    Trimester 1

    AIT421 Italian 4A  

     

    Trimester 2

    AIT422 Italian 4B  

     

    Students who enter at the beginner level and who wish to complete their studies in three years can complete their 8 credit point major sequence with the addition of two extra units undertaken concurrently with Italian 3A and Italian 3B.

    Note: the Italian Research Project will be introduced from 2010.

     

    Trimester 1

    AIT333 Italy Close-Up: Cinematic Identities and Cultures  

    AIT334 Italian Research Project  

     

    The Italian major sequence for students who have completed Italian at year 12 or equivalent (non-background speakers) begins at second level and consists of the following units:

     

    Year 2

    Trimester 1

    AIT221 Italian 2A  

     

    Trimester 2

    AIT222 Italian 2B  

     

    Year 3

    Trimester 1

    AIT321 Italian 3A  

     

    Trimester 2

    AIT322 Italian 3B  

     

    Year 4

    Trimester 1

    AIT421 Italian 4A  

     

    Trimester 2

    AIT422 Italian 4B  

     

    Students who enter at the intermediate level can complete their 8 credit point major sequence with the addition of two extra units undertaken concurrently with Italian 4A and Italian 4B.

    Note: the Italian Research Project will be introduced from 2010.

     

    Trimester 1

    AIT333 Italy Close-Up: Cinematic Identities and Cultures  

    AIT334 Italian Research Project  

     
    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
    For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.


    Admission requirements - specific
    Applicants must have already accepted a place in an undergraduate degree course at Deakin University. The academic standard required is equivalent to that for entry to the Bachelor of Arts.

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