Graduate Certificate


Graduate Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma


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Cross-institution - postgraduate

2006 Graduate Diploma in Languages(R6J)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 3 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): (03) 6226 2249


The Graduate Diploma in Languages is offered on the Hobart campus. The course may be completed in a minimum of one calendar year and a maximum of three consecutive calendar years of study. Candidates whose work has been interrupted by illness or other unavoidable cause may be given additional time to complete the course. Candidates may currently study one of the following languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Indonesian

The approved abbreviation for the award is GradDipLang with the name of the language studied following in parentheses.

Some HECS-based places may be offered.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the GradDipLang in 2006. For students who commenced prior to 2006, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2004 should refer to the 2004 Handbook.

Admission & Prerequisites

Applicants must consult the head of the School of English, Journalism and European Languages or the Head of the School of Asian Languages and Studies before enrolling.

To be admitted to the course applicants must have qualified for admission to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, or another approved bachelor degree, of the University of Tasmania. They should also have obtained a pass at Credit level or better in units totalling at least 37.5% at the 200 level of the language which they propose to study.

Applicants who hold an approved degree or diploma from another university or tertiary institution may be considered for admission provided they have met the standard indicated above in the language they propose to study.

In special cases applicants who have completed an approved three-year course at a lower standard may be admitted to the course.

Course Objectives

The Graduate Diploma in Languages course is designed to enable candidates, who may not have qualified for admission to an Honours program, to pursue studies at a postgraduate level and achieve a high level of spoken and written competence in the language of their choice.

Miscellaneous Information

General provisions

Candidates may not, without the consent of the Faculty, submit for examination for the Graduate Diploma any work which has previously been submitted for any degree or diploma. Candidates who fail to make satisfactory progress may be required by the Faculty to withdraw from the course or to repeat some or all of the work prescribed.

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