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Information relevant to 2003 – Course Details

Diploma in Languages

Abbreviation: DipLang

Course code: R2A

Course contact (faculty or school) (03) 6226 2061 or (03) 6324 3684

Diploma in Languages – Course Specifications

Introductory comments

This course is offered by the Faculty of Arts and is available at Hobart and Launceston, and may be undertaken part time over two years or a maximum of three 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 and Japanese at Hobart, and Chinese and Indonesian at Launceston. For an outline of units available, turn to the Bachelor of Arts Schedule of units which follows. Units at level 200/300 will be found listed under the entry for the relevant language.

Admission & prerequisites

Applicants must have passed the first year at university level in the language in which they wish to study or be deemed by the Head of School, Asian Languages and Studies or English, Journalism and European Languages to have reached an equivalent level of proficiency, eg TCE French or Indonesian Stage 4 (HA).

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.

Course structure

Candidates for the Diploma are required to study units in a single language with a weighting of at least 37.5% at level 200 and up to 62.5% at level 300 (a total of 100% HECS weighting). Refer to the discipline entries for French , German , Chinese , Indonesian , or Japanese for further information.


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 in Languages and wish to enter the Bachelor of Arts will be granted a total of 50% credit towards the BA, comprising 37.5% Group 2 and 12.5% Group 3. Students will be granted full credit towards the BA degree for subjects studies in an incomplete Diploma in Languages. Students who transfer to the BA from the DipLang and receive full credit cannot graduate with the DipLang.

Note: The following information is NOT included in the printed edition of the Course and Unit Handbook

Additional Information

The following information answers some frequently asked questions.
Note, however, details should be confirmed with the appropriate authority

Responsible faculty or school | Faculty of Arts

Campus(es) offered | Hobart | Launceston

Mode of delivery | Part time

Course duration | 2 years minimum (4 semesters) | 3 years maximum (6 semesters)

Majors and Specialisations | Hobart specialisations: Chinese, Indonesian, French, German, Japanese | Launceston specialisations: Chinese, Indonesian

Costs (course fees only – annual) | HECS: YES

Students enrolled in this course | Total students enrolled last year: 13 | Total students enrolled this year: 20

Approximate student-staff contact hours | approx 10 hrs weekly

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