Diploma of Language Description and Development

Full course next offered in 2015. In 2014 we will offer only the four core subjects during the Jan-Feb Summer School.

This course aims to equip people to assist a language project team in communities whose language is unwritten. Because language planning and development work is complex and requires good understanding, skills and abilities across multiple disciplines the course includes subjects such as anthropology, ethnography, phonological and grammatical analysis, sociolinguistics, semantics and literacy. After completing the introductory subjects students typically choose to specialise in translation and linguistics or literacy education. Because graduates are expected to be involved in training others as a member of a team the aspect of training is also an emphasis of the course.

To be eligible for entry into the Diploma course you must have completed Year 12 or equivalent (i.e. completed high school/secondary school). See entry requirements.

The Diploma can be completed by:

  • Full-time study in one year, or
  • Part-time study within seven years

Applications for this course close on the 15 November each year (or earlier if the course is full). Apply now.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and credit transfer is available for this course. Read about recognition of prior learning.