Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleDipLang
CRICOS code031503J
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield, Clayton)
Off-campus (Caulfield, Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Faculty of Arts, Coursework Office

Telephone: +61 3 9905 2107


Web address:


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Equivalent to one year full-time, taken part-time over three years. Not available to on-campus international students.
  • Students must be enrolled in a bachelor or double degree at an Australian university. Enrolment in this course requires approval from the student's home faculty/university. This course is not available to international student visa holders. Equivalent to one year full-time, taken part-time over three years.


This course provides students with the opportunity to complete a major in one of the languages offered by the University (refer to 'Areas of study' below), while completing a single or double bachelor degree. The course allows students to study their chosen language at a variety of proficiency levels, from beginners to more advanced levels. Note: Students undertaking classical studies must complete the language stream.


Graduates will have:

  • competence in their chosen language to a level equivalent to an undergraduate major (beginners to advanced, depending on commencement level).
  • understanding of social and cultural aspects of the countries from which the language comes.


This course consists of a standard 48-point major comprising a first-year sequence of 12 points and one of the following:

  • 12 points of second-year-level studies (normally two units) and 24 points of third-year-level studies (normally four units)
  • 18 points of second-year-level studies (normally three units) and 18 points of third-year-level studies (normally three units).


Students are required to complete a three-year major sequence (48 points) in their chosen language. For information on the units required refer to the 'Areas of study' section in this handbook.

Areas of Study


Diploma in Languages