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Information relevant to 2003 – Course Details

Graduate Diploma in Languages

Abbreviation: GradDipLang

Course code: R6J

Course contact (faculty or school) (03) 6226 2249

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Graduate Diploma in Languages – Course Specifications

Introductory comments

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:


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.

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.

Course structure

To qualify for the award candidates must pass units in one of French, German, Japanese Chinese or Indonesian, as approved by the Head of the School of English, Journalism and European Languages or the Head of the School of Asian Languages and Studies, at level 300 and/or 400 with a combined weight of 100%.

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.

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


Hobart: Yvonne Bottomley ph 6226 2249 fax 6226 7842

Launceston: Jane Emery ph 6324 3624 fax 6324 3652

Additional Information

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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 majors: French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian | Launceston majors: Chinese, Indonesian

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

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