Course Information

Diploma in Language Studies

Effective from 01-JUL-2017 : Code J73

Are you into Japanese manga, anime, novels, films, games, technology, cuisines or Tokyo fashion? Perhaps creators such as Miyazaki Hayao or Murakami Haruki? Find your own version of cool Japan by learning the language. In this course, students learn all aspects of the Japanese language and concentrate on developing practical communicative competence in Japanese. The Japanese exchange programs also enable students to explore both modern and traditional Japan by studying at one of the exchange partner universities. Students can also accelerate the completion of the Diploma by going on exchange and also can significantly improve their language skills through the immersion context. The Japanese (From Introductory) major is suitable for complete beginners of Japanese.


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Course Learning Outcomes

Admission requirements

  • Academic admission standard for the course; or
  • Recognition of prior learning, including credit transfer where applicable.

Course Specific Admission Requirements

One or more of the majors in this course has admission requirements. Refer to the major for more information.

Course Duration

  • Part Time: 4 Years

Course Delivery

Joondalup Mount Lawley South West (Bunbury) Online
Part Time

Course Co-ordinator


Course Structure

Students select a major in either Japanese (From Introductory) or Japanese (From Post-ATAR).

Unit sets that can be studied as part of this course

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