Diploma of Spanish

Deakin University

Whether students are brushing up or starting from scratch with a whole new language, Deakin's Diploma of Spanish is designed to sharpen language skills and deepen cultural understanding. It's a great complement to studies in any discipline, plus students will gain a global perspective and boost their employability. Through the Diploma of Spanish, students will gain fluency in Spanish by developing an understanding of grammatical structures and lexical fields through a communicative approach, and by developing skills through guided activities that target listening, speaking, reading and writing competencies. The completion of six language-acquisition units ensures a high level of proficiency in the target language. In addition, through two thematic units, students will develop a nuanced understanding of the cultural, historical, sociolinguistic and political dimensions of the societies and cultures that make up the Spanish-speaking world. With over 400 million Spanish speakers across more than twenty countries, the Diploma of Spanish places graduates at a competitive advantage for roles in business, diplomacy, education, journalism, foreign policy and international development. Students will graduate with competency in Spanish (B1/B2 CEFRL) and ready for a range of local and international careers. An optional in-country study program means students can also immerse themselves in international cultures, practicing the language with native speakers in its natural environment. The six-week intensive study program held in Lima (PUCP, Peru) gives students the chance to develop practical language skills and to immerse themselves in the culture and way of life of the host country. The Spanish in-country program includes guided visits to sites of interest, as well as a visit to the pre-Colombian Incan citadel of Machu Picchu.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent, including units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL.


8 credit points

Subjects you can Study:


Further information:

The Diploma of Spanish can be taken as a stand-alone course (part-time only) or may be undertaken concurrently with an approved undergraduate degree program at Deakin University or other tertiary institution.

Related Careers:

Interpreter, Translator,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds No info No Online 3 years
Waurn Ponds No info No Part time 3 years
Burwood 63.5 No Part time 3 years

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

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Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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