Diploma of Arabic

Deakin University

Whether students are brushing up or starting from scratch with a whole new language, Deakin's Diploma of Arabic is designed to sharpen language skills and deepen cultural understanding. It's a great complement to studies in any discipline, plus students will gain a global perspective and boost their employability. Students will gain fluency by developing skills in grammar, vocabulary and sentence structure through participation in activities across a range of topics. They will also get the chance to learn about various cultural, sociolinguistic and sociocultural considerations relevant to the language that they choose to study. A diploma in Arabic will give students a competitive advantage for roles in business, diplomacy, foreign policy and international development. Students will graduate with competency in the language, and ready for a range of local and international careers. An optional Arabic in-country study program means students can also immerse themself in international cultures, practising the language with native speakers of Arabic in its natural and authentic environment. The eight-week study program is held in Oman or Abo Dhabi, giving students the opportunity to develop practical language skills and to learn about the culture and way of life in the host country.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent, including Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.


8 credit points

Subjects you can Study:


Further information:

The Diploma of Arabic can be taken as a stand-alone course (part-time only) or may be undertaken concurrently with an approved undergraduate degree program at Deakin University or other tertiary institution.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Related Careers:

Interpreter, Translator,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood No info No Part time 3 years
Burwood No info No Online 3 years
Waurn Ponds No info No Part time 3 years

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