Graduate Diploma in 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 seeks to equip people to be involved in language planning and development project teams working with the lesser-known languages of the world, many of which are 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, or undertake a research project. 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 Graduate Diploma course you must have completed a degree (in any discipline) that is recognised as equivalent to an Australian Bachelor’s degree. See entry requirements.

The Graduate Diploma can be completed in several ways:

  • Full-time study in one year
  • Part-time study

The Graduate Diploma must be completed within 7 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 Course Credit is available for subjects in these courses. Read about RPL.