Diploma of Languages

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00102E

The globalisation of the economy and culture means that knowledge of a language is more and more in demand. Learning a second language will develop and improve a student's communication skills and give them a greater understanding of a different country and its culture. Studying a language makes students more employable and will prepare them to work in a multicultural and globalised economy. In the core subjects students will learn to understand and speak a language in social situations, and you will acquire an understanding of the cultural heritage, history and contemporary society of another country.


4 years part-time or concurrent studies with another UOW degree. If studied concurrently, students would take one language subject per session, along with the other subjects from their chosen degree. At the completion of this degree, students will graduate with two awards: their chosen degree and the Diploma in Languages.


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Standard entry requirements

DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12. The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 70 or an IB of 25. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any two units of English. Ideally, students will have studied English Advanced.

Study pathways

If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for a specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

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