Graduate Diploma in Arts (Japanese)

Course 069-JA (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 an introductory course of concentrated language study in Japanese. Students will acquire advanced level language skills and develop an understanding of Japanese culture. The course is an entry point to an articulated structure of higher degree study and may qualify graduates for entry to the postgraduate diploma.

Course coordinator:
Jun Ohashi
Asia Institute


Students who complete the graduate diploma should:

  • be able to read a wide range of material in Japanese;
  • be competent in conversation on everyday matters;
  • improve listening comprehension in Japanese;
  • become familiar with Japanese writing styles: letters, resumes and short essays.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:
  • Beginners students complete subjects consisting of 50 points per year. Advanced students complete subjects consisting of 37.5 points for each of the first two years and 25 points for the third year.
Total 100 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

Students considering higher degree language study are encouraged to consider additional subjects and should seek advice from the course coordinator or a Faculty course adviser regarding an appropriate enrolment.

Subject Options:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
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
Links to further information:
Notes: This course is designed to be taken on a part-time basis.

Students must make an appointment with the course coordinator to approve their subject selection prior to enrolment at the Faculty. Candidates with no knowledge of the language will commence at the beginners' level (Japanese 1A). Those who have completed previous study of the language will sit a placement test (held in the week preceding the first week of semester one) and commence at a higher level, as approved by the course coordinator.

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