Monash University

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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; +61 3 9902 6011;;


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Not available to international student visa holders. Students must be enrolled in a bachelor's single or double degree at an Australian university. Enrolment in this course requires approval from the student's home faculty/university.
  • 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, 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.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 5, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • understand and communicate in the chosen language to a level equivalent to an undergraduate major (beginners to advanced, depending on commencement level)
  • demonstrate an understanding of differing world views based on the history of a culture


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).

Areas of study


Students are required to complete a three-year major sequence in one of the options listed under 'Areas of study'.


Diploma in Languages