Graduate Diploma in Arts (Cross Cultural Communication)

Course 069-CC (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


Graduate Enquiries, Arts & Music Student Centre Rm 104 (Ground Floor) Old Arts Building Tel: +61 3 8344 5321/+61 3 8344 6395 Fax: +61 3 9347 0424 Email:
Course Overview:

The graduate diploma is similar to an undergraduate major and offers a comprehensive program of study in cross-cultural communication. The course is suitable for general interest or professional development purposes and does not require a research project or thesis. Graduates are provided with a pathway to higher degree study and may qualify for entry to the postgraduate diploma or professional masters by coursework.

Course coordinator:
Assoc. Prof. Lesley Stirling
School of Languages and Linguistics


Students who complete the graduate diploma should:

  • develop a broad understanding of the socio-cultural components of language and their impact on communication;
  • acquire a conceptual framework for describing and analysing cross-cultural communicative acts.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:
  • one compulsory subject
  • seven elective subjects
Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.
Subject Options: Compulsory subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Elective subjects
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Not Offered
* These are ESL subjects for students of non-English speaking background only.
Entry Requirements:

The minimum entry requirement is:

  • an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None
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