Study Chinese culture and civilisation. Develop skills in oral Mandarin and written Chinese. Do specialist training in Chinese for translation. Explore Chinese history, politics, linguistics, cinema, or economics.
Translator, interpreter, languages teacher, tourism, media, social and community work, foreign affairs, trade, customs, immigration, aid agencies, research assistant.
We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.
Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018 2018
Duration: You can study a Diploma in Languages as a stand-alone award (three years part-time) or combine it with a degree at either undergraduate or postgraduate level at any Australian university. Combining the Diploma in Languages with your current degree will usually require you to complete an additional year of study.
A guide on how to locate and apply for work experience opportunities is available at Careers and Employment. Visa restrictions may apply for International students. All students must have approval from Lecturer/Course coordinator.
Overseas study opportunities
There are many opportunities for La Trobe students to study overseas. Students from overseas can come to La Trobe and do a short term Study Abroad program. Some short courses are also available to international students. Short courses are also available to international students. Visit International Students for more information.
The Walter Mangold Trust provides a number of scholarships to Australian Undergraduates studying Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese or Spanish Languages to enable students to spend a period of time in a foreign country, with the intention of furthering the education, communication and understanding between peoples and cultures. The grants are restricted to applicants who are residents of Victoria. Visit the Walter Mangold Trust Fund website to learn more.