Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Year and Campus:||2010 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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|Course Overview:||The Diploma in Languages provides students with the opportunity to gain a Diploma in language study while completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne. The Diploma consists of a three-year sequence of language study and may add up to one year to the duration of the student’s degree course. In fast track mode both the Degree and Diploma may be completed in three years (see examples of course structure here, PDF 1.2MB) - also see the Diploma in Languages information on the Faculty of Arts pages. |
Diploma in Languages students enrol in language subjects alongside their degree subjects in an integrated sequence of study. The Diploma may only be awarded on the completion of the degree course. This means that graduation from the Diploma will only occur once the Degree is completed.
The final 50 points of the Diploma in Languages is HECS-free. The HECS exemption is available to new generation undergraduate degree students but not to Bachelor of Engineering students. Only the final 50 points of the Diploma in Languages are HECS-free – students must have completed the first 50 points of the Diploma (either through a cross crediting arrangement or in addition to their degree requirements) to be eligible for the HECS-free 50 points.
Students wishing to qualify for entry to the BA (Honours) should note that Diploma graduates must have completed a Bachelor of Arts degree to be eligible to apply for the BA (Honours), otherwise they may apply to enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts.
|Objectives:||On completion of the Diploma, students should: |
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
The following languages specialisations and levels are available for DL study:
SpecialisationsSpecialisations are available in:
|Entry Requirements:||The Diploma in Languages is only available to students who are currently enrolled in a new generation undergraduate degree (or the Bachelor of Engineering) at the University of Melbourne*. |
A place in the Diploma cannot be deferred.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications), the pre-2008 Bachelor of Arts, degrees in Health Sciences, Veterinary Science and VCA degrees are not permitted to enrol in the DL. Students enrolled in these degree programs may apply for entry to the Diploma in Modern Languages (DML).
Students entering the Diploma at the end of first or second year of their degree must have already completed 25 or 50 points of study in the language of the Diploma as part of their degree. These completed language subjects may be cross credited to the Diploma.
* The Diploma of Languages may not be available to Bachelor of Commerce students majoring in Actuarial Studies.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Diploma may be available to students with no prior knowledge of a language as well as to those who have completed several years of study. See details of language streams below.
The language stream of enrolment is dependent on the student’s previous language experience and is determined by the relevant language program. Refer to the individual language entries below for detailed information about available streams of study, procedures for stream enrolment and language testing, if required.For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
|Further Study:||The DL provides a pathway to graduate level language study. For more information, see the Arts future students webpage.|
|Graduate Attributes:||See course objectives.|
|Generic Skills:||Students that successfully complete the Diploma should be capable of communicating knowledge intelligibly and economically through: |
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