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Diploma in Languages, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #214 (QS) , | Online
As part of this exciting Diploma in Languages program from University of Newcastle, students will be able to study a range of languages alongside your undergraduate degree including French, German, Japanese and Chinese. You’ll learn how to read, write and speak the language of your choice, while learning more about the relevant culture.


Proficiency in other languages will enrich your personal growth and develop in-demand skills – opening many doors to diverse careers and unique opportunities. 

Language graduates often cite great personal satisfaction as one of the many rewards. Gain a deeper appreciation of cultural differences that open your mind and future to exciting opportunities in Australia and overseas.

Studying the Diploma in Languages program from University of Newcastle unlocks opportunities to careers involving travel, overseas postings and teaching, along opportunities in sectors that have foreign-language clients, markets and stakeholders.

  • Learn in-demand language skills and open doors to diverse careers, travel and unique opportunities.
  • Study diverse language options include Australian Sign language (Auslan), Chinese, French, German and Japanese.
  • Open to all students to study alongside your undergraduate degree.
  • One extra year, two qualifications: Adding this valuable skill only slightly extends your study so you gain two qualifications in less time.
  • Flexible course delivery and study options empower you to complete your studies quickly or gradually to suit your needs, lifestyle and goals.

Career opportunities

UON Diploma in Languages graduates enjoy diverse career opportunities, with their added qualification and language skills opening doors in Australia and around the world. Students will only be adding one year of study to their undergraduate degree but graduating with two qualifications - a bachelor degree and a diploma. Dual qualifications gives an added boost to your employment chances in almost any job or industry.

Career pathways using your Diploma in Languages include roles in:

  • commercial industries
  • education
  • government
  • journalism
  • language translation
  • law and policy development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    80 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Beginner's Chinese 
  • Elementary French 
  • German Language
  • Aboriginal Languages: New Approaches
  • Elementary Japanese 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • The Diploma in Languages is available to Australian students and residents as a concurrent enrolment alongside their undergraduate program.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Newcastle

  • 1333 - 2400 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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