Diploma of Languages

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00122A

Compliment your current studies and improve your chance for success by studying a Diploma of Languages alongside your degree. Students can learn a new language or continue with existing language studies and increase their ability to work in Australia and overseas. This course offers four main languages in part-time mode: Chinese Mandarin, French, Japanese and Spanish. Chinese and Japanese are also offered in full-time mode (one year) for beginners. Students broaden their career options, developing knowledge of cultures and societies and have access to experienced teaching staff that are immersed in the language and associated culture. This course includes a unit on inter cultural communication.


Designed for maximum flexibility, this program is made up of eight courses that can be studied in full-time intensive mode or part-time, often to complement additional studies. The Diploma is offered in four main languages: Chinese Mandarin, French, Japanese, Spanish. There is one core course-Intercultural Communication-delivered in English. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and critical thinking to communicate, negotiate and continue to learn across diverse social and cultural settings and prepare you for work, study or research in intercultural environments. The remaining seven language courses are electives, guiding you towards advanced language proficiency while developing your knowledge of related cultures and societies. Students with prior studies in the languages above have the option of combining the language courses with a range of electives (in English) related to language and cross-cultural communication.


  • Chinese, French, Inter cultural communication, Japanese, Language and culture studies, Language development, Languages, Spanish.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL

Study pathways

If you have completed the Diploma of Languages with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, you will be guaranteed a place in the Bachelor of Arts (International Studies).

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
City Domestic: $23,040
  • ATAR: 57
  • Part-time

Further information

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include foreign affairs officer, diplomat, international business manager, tourism manager, cultural liaison officer, language teacher, interpreter, translator

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