Diploma of Languages

Program code

8025

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

Credit points

80

Indicative fee

$27,500.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Why choose this program?

The Diploma of Languages is offered over a minimum of 2 years part-time.

The ability to communicate in other languages will help you in almost any career. You can study the Diploma of Languages along with your Bachelor degree. With this option, you will be able to continue learning a language taken at school or start a new language as a beginner while also gaining a separate second degree in another area. Alternatively, you can study only the Diploma of Languages if you are not enrolled in any degree at Griffith University (this option is not available to International students studying on a student visa).

Languages

You can specialise in one of the following languages at either the Gold Coast or Nathan campus:

  • Chinese
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish.

Note: Applicants seeking admission into the Diploma of Languages for Trimester 2 must be able to provide evidence that they have sufficient proficiency in their chosen language to commence mid-year. Applications for Trimester 2 entry require approval from the Program Director who will assess that a student's proficiency is suitable for mid-year admission to this program.

Attendance information

The Diploma of Languages is offered on campus at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. The Diploma can be undertaken as a single part-time program or full-time in conjunction with a Griffith University degree program.

Language streams

The language stream is compulsory for all students in this program and must be completed in one language. Students with prior knowledge of the language are required to have a placement assessment prior to enrolling. Students must undertake a language stream in a language in which they are not native speakers.

All four language streams, Chinese, Italian, Japanese and Spanish are available at Nathan campus. The Japanese and Spanish streams are available at the Gold Coast campus. Some courses in the Chinese and Italian streams are available at the Gold Coast campus but where courses are not on offer students wishing to undertake these streams will have to travel to the Nathan campus.

Students concurrently enrolled in the Diploma of Languages and a Bachelor degree wishing to enrol in greater than 50 credit points per trimester must have a trimester GPA of 5.0 in both programs. Approval from the Diploma of Languages Program Director is required. The Diploma of Languages Program Director may consult the Program Director for the Bachelor degree in making a decision.

Students who have completed a Year 11 and 12 language study should enrol in a second year course. If you are unsure of the course in which to enrol please contact the Language Convenor.

Students undertaking the Diploma on its own will be classed as part-time, because they will be enrolled in fewer than 30 credit points per trimester.

International students are able to undertake the Diploma of Languages in conjunction with a CRICOS registered degree program providing they maintain full-time enrolment in their primary degree of study, and continue to progress academically.

Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

Trimester 1 or 2 intake is dependent upon entry proficiency.

Note: Language learning is demanding and within each language course you will need to maintain a constant level of class participation and outside-class study and practice throughout the trimester. If you take the Diploma of Languages in conjunction with a degree program, we encourage you to seek advice when planning your study load by consulting the Program Director of the Diploma of Languages and the Program Director of your degree program.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is a major component of 3534LHS Business Japanese 2. The WIL offering will eventually be incorporated into all available language streams.

My career opportunities

If you choose the Diploma of Languages in addition to your bachelor degree, you will enhance your employment opportunities throughout the world. You may also find opportunities in education and teaching, tourism and hospitality, publishing and journalism, advertising and public relations, international business and commerce, and the arts.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Diploma of Languages (8025)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 27.5 $343.75 $27,500.00
2019 Fee Band 26.5 $331.25 $26,500.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information