Concurrent Diploma

Diploma in Languages

The Diploma in Languages will generally add an extra year of full-time study to your degree. However, fast-track opportunities are available to complete both your degree and the diploma in three or three-and-a-half years of full-time study, or equivalent part-time study.

Learn a language by studying the Diploma in Languages alongside your undergraduate degree at Melbourne.

The Diploma in Languages can be taken by students without previous language training, or by those seeking to develop existing language skills.

Studying a language through the Diploma in Languages enables you to focus on your desired majors of study without missing out on the opportunity to improve your competitiveness in the international career market with a language qualification.

Domestic students may be eligible to receive the final half of the diploma HECS-free.


There are no additional prerequisites once you are enrolled in your undergraduate degree.


This diploma is studied concurrently on a part-time basis with a bachelors degree. The 1 year (EFTSL) duration is usually completed over 3-4 years

Areas of study

You can study the following languages in the diploma:

  • Ancient Greek
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish.