Certificate IV or above
- – Bedford Park
3 years full-time
(or part-time equivalent)
- 2023: $4,876
- – March
- – July
Immerse yourself in a culture and its language.
Develop strong language skills combined with a deep cultural understanding. You will receive a solid foundation for understanding, learning and using languages, and combine your language proficiency with the cross-cultural knowledge and skills that are invaluable in international workplaces.
Languages at Flinders are offered at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels in French, Indonesian, Italian, Modern Greek and Spanish.
Certificate IV or above
3 years full-time
(or part-time equivalent)
Why study Languages at Flinders
With the internationalisation of the job market, graduates with a qualification in a foreign language will have greater employment opportunities both in Australia and overseas. Potential areas of employment include tourism agencies, foreign language teaching, international trade, finance and commerce, diplomatic and defence agencies, translating services, and international development.
Potential occupations include:
A typical first year may include:
A typical second year may include:
A typical third year may include:
The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workforce. Put your language into action via placements in organisations such as film festivals, care facilities, ethnic radio stations and other community organisations.
It doesn’t get more authentic than studying languages abroad. Flinders has a series of international exchange links that give you the chance to study part of your degree overseas. Gain another perspective, gather experience and immerse yourself in the culture of another country.
The table below shows ATAR and Selection Rank data for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR commencing in Semester 1, 2022. It is limited to applicants that have recently completed secondary education (within the last two years). Data may reflect multiple courses available within a suite of courses.
|ATAR-based offers only across all offer rounds||ATAR - Excluding adjustment factors||Selection Rank - ATAR plus any adjustment factors|
|Highest rank to receive an offer||93.60||97.10|
|Median rank to receive an offer||81.20||89.75|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||63.25||68.50|
The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students who commenced study in this course in Semester 1, 2022 including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia. Applicant background groupings are based on educational background, not basis of admission. Data may reflect multiple courses available within a suite of courses.
|Applicant background (Semester 1, 2022)||Number of students||Percentage of all students|
|Higher education study (includes a bridging or enabling course)||8||53%|
|Vocational education and training (VET) study||<5||<5|
|Work and life experience||<5||<5|
|Recent secondary education - Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)||<5||<5|
|Recent secondary education - Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test)||0||0%|
|Recent secondary education - Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration pathways)||0||0%|
Languages at Flinders was like a family due to it being such a small cohort as you move your way through the degree. The guidance and support I got from my lecturers on an ongoing basis helped me professionally and personally.
Languages was advertised as one of the degrees that Flinders’ partner Mitcham Council was looking for in their 12-week graduate program, so I applied and ended up getting the job.
I’m now moving to Canberra to start working with the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade in their graduate program. I believe having both the language degree and experience at Mitcham Council was integral to being accepted into the program and helped to make me stand out from other international relations students.
At Flinders University, we recognise that careers are evolving and the workplace of the future will look very different from today.
Whatever undergraduate course you are studying at Flinders, you can add innovation and enterprise electives to your degree to gain new, adaptable and transferrable skills that will equip you for the careers of tomorrow.
Learning languages at Flinders has been a valuable and very positive experience. As a student, I have had the opportunity to embark on a language learning journey, assisted by incredibly professional mentors. Language classes are highly formative. In my Spanish studies, not only I have had the opportunity to learn the language; I have also had the chance of being exposed to a different cultural perspective.
Cultural understanding plays a major role for the development of communication and intercultural skills. This has allowed me to get into leadership positions within Flinders University and become a course representative for the Bachelor of Languages.
Lastly, throughout a variety of different placements I am undertaking within my area of interest, the Bachelor of Languages adequately prepares me for real-world employment.
Learning Indonesian at Flinders has been a great experience, the small class sizes helped in providing an engaging and productive language learning environment. With immersion days which connect students to the local Indonesian community and introduces us to aspects of Indonesian culture such as games, slang, the program is an amazing space to make new friends. I even got to go on exchange to Indonesia!
Studying Italian at Flinders University has not only given me the opportunity to develop my language use in small classes where I’ve easily made friends and enjoyed studying Italian across a wide range of topics, texts and films, but also enabled me to study overseas in Italy and broaden my horizon. The independence, critical thinking and cultural knowledge is a very employable skill, and the teachers at Flinders are passionate and knowledgeable and have made my learning experience incredibly thorough and enjoyable. I would encourage anyone interested in studying a language to pursue this at Flinders.
Being able to speak a second language and having the ability to understand other cultures is crucial for a career in international relations. Combining these areas will give you a set of skills highly valued in a variety of professional fields including diplomacy, business, social justice, human rights, immigration, interpreting and translating.
Learning a language and developing a deep understanding of other cultures will further set you apart and enhance your ability to find employment across the increasingly diverse and competitive tourism industry. Fluency in another language can boost your career potential, and is viewed as an invaluable asset within the global tourism industry.
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Applicants can apply for this course using Year 12 qualifications, previous higher education study, TAFE/VET qualifications, or through adult entry (STAT/Foundation Studies/tertiary preparation course).
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If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through Flinders University Academy – or our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers.
This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.
If you don’t meet our academic entry requirements, you can still gain entry to Flinders University through Flinders University Academy. With a range of diplomas, foundation and English language courses, students can find a direct pathway into the destination degree of their choice.
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