University of New England
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Up to 4 years part-time
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Whether you're a wannabe Francophile or looking to enhance your employment options, the Diploma in Modern Languages from the University of New England (UNE) is the language course for you.
In this course, you'll gain proficiency in one language, choosing from Chinese, French, German, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese or Spanish. In addition, you'll develop fluency in the culture, context and customs of your language, setting you up with a competitive and cultural advantage in both work and travel.
You may choose to work overseas after completing this course, or simply enjoy the challenge, satisfaction and personal growth of learning a new language.
If you come from a teaching background, this course gives you the option to add your language as an additional teaching area.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
In this language course, you will declare one major from the following seven options. Some of the subjects you may study include:
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.
With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.
To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
You can also choose to study this course entirely online.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Diploma in Modern Languages from the University of New England.
Graduates will enjoy employment opportunities across a wide range of industries, both in Australia and internationally. You may choose to seek employment in the following areas:
Advertising and marketing; Alternative energies and resources; Architecture and the built environment; Arts and creative industries; Education; Engineering; International relations and diplomacy; Public relations; Foreign affairs and policy; Intelligence and security; International business and management or Translating and editing
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Wondering where a career in arts and humanities could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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