About this course
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have:
- concurrent enrolment in a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree or an approved graduate coursework or research higher degree program.
Meeting this requirement does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance.
Quotas may apply for individual language streams.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants will satisfy the University’s English language requirements for the Diploma by meeting the English language requirements for the undergraduate, graduate coursework or research higher degree in which they are enrolled concurrently.
- Students are permitted to enter the diploma at the start of any semester before the completion of the companion undergraduate, graduate or RHD program.
Undergraduate students are encouraged to select language subjects in their first year of study, or early in their Bachelors Degree. These subjects may remain as Elective or Breadth subjects depending on their Degree, or they could be cross credited to the Diploma in Languages should students decide to apply to undertake the Diploma.
Students need to apply to enroll in the Diploma in Languages prior to their final semester of study in their Bachelors Degree.
- For undergraduate students, up to 50 points of advanced standing into the Diploma in Languages may be granted. Once a subject has been successfully completed, credit points for the subject cannot be moved between the degree and the diploma to allow additional subjects to be taken in the degree.
- The Diploma in Languages cannot be awarded until all requirements of both the diploma and the undergraduate degree (or graduate coursework or research higher degree program) have been met.
For application and further admission information for the Diploma please visit the following websites:
Undergraduate students: http://ba.unimelb.edu.au/study/degrees/diploma-in-languages/overview
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
The inherent academic requirements for study in the Diploma of Languages are:
- the ability to attend classes and actively engage in both independent and group learning;
- the ability to comprehend complex disciplinary and interdisciplinary information;
- the ability to explain and evaluate complex concepts, theories and issues at work in a variety of texts;
- the ability to clearly communicate a knowledge and application of language principles and practices during assessment tasks.
Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. They must take full responsibility for their own participation and learning and adhere to the expectations outlined in the Student Charter.
Students also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative environments and must therefore demonstrate a wide range of interpersonal skills which consider the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students. Integrity, concern for others, interpersonal skills, interest, and motivation are all personal qualities that are deemed necessary for students enrolled in the BA.
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005) and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF127). For the purposes of considering requests for reasonable adjustments, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the overview, attributes, outcomes and skills of this entry. Further details about how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Last updated: 22 September 2023