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  • Objectives
    The Graduate Certificate and 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. In-country options The option exists to undertake second or third year units in-country over trimester 3. The six week programs are held in Tunisia (Arabic), China (Chinese) and Indonesia or Malaysia (Indonesian). In addition to giving students language skills, participation in the program is a rare opportunity to use the language with native speakers in its natural environment while studying it formally in a more structured classroom context. In addition, since the in-country units are equivalent to one trimester or one year, they could potentially shorten the completion time of the Certificate or Diploma.
  • Entry requirements
    To be eligible for admission into the Graduate Diploma of Language applicants require: * a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or * qualifications deemed to be equivalent
  • Academic Title
    Graduate 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.

    Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
    Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

    * 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. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at  http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php .
    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 and arts or sciences. A Certificate or 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 Graduate 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  


    Trimester 2

    AIB352 Arabic 3B  


    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 year12 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.

     

    * Offered in alternate years: offered 2009, 2011

    Trimester 3 studies

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

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



    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 AIF351Third 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  *

    or

    AIF316 Reading and Writing Jawi  **


    Note: AIF341 and AIF342 can be replaced by the trimester 3 unit AIF351Third 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 AIF351Third 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


    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate 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
    To be eligible for admission into the Graduate Diploma of Language applicants require:

     

        * a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
        * qualifications deemed to be equivalent

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