How to get your Diploma

To qualify for the Diploma, candidates must complete at least 48 credit points, including at least 36 senior credit points, in one of the following subject areas:

 Diploma of Language Studies Subject Areas

*offered in accelerated mode

The requirements for the Diploma follow the same structure for obtaining a major in a language. Requirements for each major are laid out in the Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.

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Course Delivery

All languages offered in the Diploma can be studied in the standard mode: this consists of the completion of 48 credit points (8 units of study) typically studied part time over 3 years. The maximum time that can be taken is 6 years.

An accelerated mode is currently offered in Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Chinese and French. This pathway will allow beginners to complete the Diploma in 15 months: see accelerated mode for details.