Postgraduate course

Graduate Diploma in Asian Language (In-country)

What better way to learn a language than living and studying in the country whilst lapping up all the great food and culture? This course allows you to travel and study at one of our partner universities in Japan or Indonesia and further develop your language skills.

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Murdoch code

G1072

Study mode

Full Time

Duration (years)

1

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Overview

For political, economic, environmental and cultural reasons, Japan and Indonesia will play an increasingly important role in contemporary global change. The Australian Government is seeking to make study in Asia a ‘rite of passage’, to enable Australians to develop a deep and engaged knowledge of the countries and languages of Asia.

This qualification is the only course in Australia that offers a full year in-country experience for postgraduate credit. It is designed for students interested in developing an advanced knowledge of an Asian language, through a program of study at universities in Japan or Indonesia. This qualification requires full-time study overseas for two semesters.

Immersed in the language every day for a full year, you will develop your Japanese or Indonesian skills to an advanced level. You can also study a variety of subjects such as the literature, media, religion, history, politics, economics, sociology and anthropology of Japan or Indonesia. These areas combined will make you a specialist of Japan or Indonesia with a wealth of knowledge of the region and personal networks in the community.

Note – as teaching of this course is conducted at Murdoch’s partner universities in Japan and Indonesia, it takes several months to process institutional arrangements. You will therefore need to apply well in advance before your intended commencement of this course.

AQF Level 7 (bachelor) degree with 3 years of study in the relevant Asian language or equivalent is required to apply for this course.

3 reasons to study a Graduate Diploma in Asian Language (in-country) at Murdoch

  • This qualification is the only course in Australia that offers a full year in-country experience for postgraduate credit.
  • Open up your global career opportunities by learning an Asian language.
  • Study at one of our partner universities in Indonesia or Japan. You could study in Tokyo, Kyoto, Hyogo, Osaka, Yogyakarta or Bandung.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • advanced knowledge of the language (Japanese or Indonesian)
  • understanding the culture and society of Japan or Indonesia, both traditional and contemporary
  • understanding history, politics, economics and religions in Japan or Indonesia.

Your career

This course will serve the career development needs of those seeking to work in areas such as teaching, foreign affairs, law, public service, hospitality, business, and journalism that require a broad interdisciplinary background in the Asian cultural, political and economic context.

Careers could include:

  • Language Teacher
  • Tourism Operator
  • International Liaison Officer
  • Public Servant
  • Foreign Correspondent or Journalist.

Professional Recognition

Separate professional accreditation as an interpreter and/or translator is available through application to and testing by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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