The Diploma in Languages provides students with the opportunity to gain a Diploma in Indonesian language while completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne. The Diploma is a three-year sequence of first, second- and third-year language study and may add up to one year to the duration of the student’s degree course. Three steams are offered: Beginners, Post VCE and Advanced (e.g., students with an Indonesian speaking background).
The Diploma in Indonesian Studies comprises coursework designed to build students' knowledge and skills in understanding and analysing Indonesian language and society.
Indonesian language subjects are organised in a progressive sequence (of units) from Indonesian 1 through to Indonesian 6. Entry and exit points are determined by the student’s background in the language, placement testing, prerequisites, or at the discretion of the Indonesian Studies program. Students normally progress through the subjects in consecutive order. Mid-year entry is also possible into subjects with even numbers, subject to appropriate prior experience and approval from the convenor of the Indonesian Studies program.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete this diploma will:
- Gain an in-depth knowledge of Indonesian language, culture and society, relative to their entry level;
- Develop a capacity to combine knowledge of the Indonesian language with Southeast Asian area studies and one or more disciplines;
- Acquire effective oral and written communication skills and develop the research and inquiry skills to examine complex issues from multiple disciplinary perspectives;
- Gain knowledge of the social and cultural diversity of the Southeast Asian region and develop the skills to work with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds;
- Develop an understanding of the local, national and global issues in the Southeast Asian region and have the capacity to work effectively across disciplines and cultures. Graduates will be able to be leaders in promoting Asian Literacy in their workplaces and communities;
- Gain the ability to set goals and manage time and priorities and work effectively both independently and in groups.