A0501 - Diploma of Languages - 2017

Undergraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Arts.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code


Credit points


Abbreviated title


Managing faculty


Contact details

Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or visit the Arts undergraduate programsundergraduate programs (http://future.arts.monash.edu) website

Admission and fees


Course type


Standard duration

1 year FT, 2 years PT

Part-time study over two to three years. Students have a maximum of 4 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Caulfield, Clayton)


Diploma of Languages


  • This course is not available to holders of an Australian international student visa. Students must be enrolled in a bachelor's single or double degree at Monash University. Enrolment in this course requires approval from the student's home faculty.


The Diploma of Languages will provide you with the opportunity to complete a major in one of the languages offered by the University, while completing a single or double bachelor's degree.

It will allow you to study your chosen language starting from a number of different entry points - whether you are an absolute beginner or have studied the language in VCE or overseas. You will also an understanding of the culture and society, history and media required to effectively communicate in a language.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 5 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 5 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

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

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


The Diploma of Languages is an additional course of study available concurrently to students completing a single or double bachelor's degree. The course requires you to study the equivalent of one further year of full-time study, taken part-time over three years.


This course comprises 48 points with at least 18 points taken at level three.

Students must complete the requirements for one of the Bachelor of Arts listed language majors below: