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2013 Diploma of Languages(R2E)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 3 yrs, Maximum 4 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):


This course is offered by the Faculty of Arts and is available at Hobart and Launceston, and may be undertaken part time over three years or a maximum of four consecutive years.

In cases where study has been interrupted by illness or other unavoidable cause the Faculty may allow additional time in which to complete the course.

The languages available are Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Latin and Ancient Greek at Hobart, and Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese and German at Launceston. Latin and Ancient Greek are also available by Distance. For an outline of units available, turn to the Bachelor of Arts Schedule of units.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing thecourse in 2010. For students who commenced prior to 2010, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2006 should refer to the 2006 Handbook.

Admission & Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Course Objectives

The course is intended to provide candidates with or without a degree the opportunity to improve their language competency. Candidates who have completed the Diploma will normally gain a level of competence in their chosen language equivalent to that of a candidate who has studied the language as a major for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Articulation to/from Course

Students who hold an award from this University or another approved institution may be permitted by the Faculty to count units from the former award towards the Diploma.

Students who graduate with a Diploma of Languages and wish to enter the Bachelor of Arts will be granted a total of 50% credit towards the BA, comprising 25% Group 2 and 25% Group 3, if the Diploma has not been taken concurrently with that degree. Students will be granted full credit towards the BA degree for subjects studies in an incomplete Diploma of Languages, if the Diploma has not been taken concurrently with that degree. Students who transfer to the BA from the DipLang and receive full credit cannot graduate with the DipLang. Students who are granted credit from a Diploma of Languages towards the BA cannot complete a major in the same language.

Students who are pursuing concurrent study in both the Diploma and either a bachelor or postgraduate degree, could receive credit to the maximum value of 25% (2x12.5%) toward the main degree*, subject to successfully passing units in the Diploma; unless otherwise stated by the coordinator of the relevant degree (undergraduate or postgraduate).

*Provided that the discipline taken in the Diploma is the same or similar as the discipline pursuing in the main Bachelor or Postgraduate degree; as determined by the course coordinator.

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