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Important Information about Languages

Add a Language to your UC degree

  • Students can choose to study any language at any approved tertiary institution, provided there is sufficient space in their degree and that course convener approval has been received.
  • Students wishing to learn a language will need to apply for cross-institutional study.
  • For further information, please read below guidelines and procedures or e-mail Languages@canberra.edu.au.

Procedures for Cross-Institutional Study at ANU

IMPORTANT: All cross-institutional students must finalise their ANU enrolment process by the end of Orientation Week in their chosen semester of study. ANU term dates are available on-line at http://about.anu.edu.au/principal-dates/semester-dates.

New UC Students

As of 2014, all first year students wishing to study a language will need to follow the regular UC Cross-Institutional Studies process as outlined below:

New students are not obligated to choose ANU as their institution for cross-institutional language studies, and they are able to study any language they desire, provided there is adequate space in their degree.

New UC Students will be required to complete the Request for Approval of Cross-Institutional Studies Form and obtain approval from their course convener before submitting the form to Student Central in Building 1.

Once processed, students will receive the UC approval letter, which they will need to forward directly to the external institution where they have chosen to undertake cross-institutional studies (along with any other application form and supporting documentation required by their chosen external institution).

When undertaking cross-institutional studies at another institution, students are responsible for forwarding an official copy of their results from the external institution to the Student Progress & Graduation Office, Student Administration, University of Canberra ACT 2601, for noting on their UC academic record.

Continuing UC Students

UC students wishing to continue studying Chinese, Japanese or Spanish language at ANU are able to apply through UC Student Central.

The 2 required application forms can be downloaded from here:

Students can also request copies of the forms from Student Central in Building 1.

Please note: At point 6 on the ANU Application Form (page 4 of the document) students are asked to fill in information about the unit (referred to as a course at ANU). Students won't be able to complete point 6 until they have completed their placement test(s). All other information on the form must be completed. Student Administration staff will annotate the form with the UC language units you've completed and send the form to ANU. This will set the admission processes in play at ANU and avoid delays.

ANU staff will assist students with unit selection and will look at any units previously completed at UC, as well as arrange placement tests to determine the appropriate level of language study.

Continuing Language students enrolled in a degree offered by the Faculty of Arts and Design are able to have their UC Cross-Institutional Forms approved and signed by the Faculty’s Administrative Course Conveners (now located in Building 1, Level B, within Student Central). All other continuing language students will need to contact their own course convener for approval (to ensure there is sufficient space in their structure, to study a language).

Continuing students who have already been through the above process and enrolled at ANU in Semester 2 2013 and/or Semester 1 2014, will not be required to complete placement tests or submit new ANU application forms. As long as UC approval for future language units to be completed at ANU, has been given, continuing students will be able to enroll themselves (directly through the ANU system) in the next appropriate language unit. Please refer to the following documents from ANU for further information on how to proceed:

ANU Placement Tests

All students with previous language experience are required to take a placement test to determine their individual proficiency.

Placement Tests for language enrolments at ANU will take place during Orientation Week of each semester. ANU principal dates are available online at http://about.anu.edu.au/principal-dates/semester-dates 

All applicants will be contacted by ANU and will be allocated a student ID and email address along with instructions on how to undertake the placement test.

Students should forward any emails sent to their ANU email account to their personal email to ensure that you receive all relevant correspondence. Instructions of how to access and forward your email can be found at: http://itservices.anu.edu.au/email/web-based-email/accessing-your-email.php

Placement tests outside of the set dates may be negotiated on a case by case basis.

Once placement tests results are determined, each applicant will receive an offer letter outlining which unit(s) they are eligible to study at ANU. Students will need to visit the ANU Student Centre to enroll in their ANU units. Specific enrolment information will be provided by ANU.

Students who have previously completed a language unit at ANU will not need to sit the placement test again. Continuing students will be able to enroll in the next appropriate language unit directly at ANU (please refer to Procedures for Cross-institutional Study at ANU).

Continuing Language Students

Transport supplement

  • The University will provide a financial supplement to students currently studying languages at University of Canberra to lessen any financial burden on them as a result of travelling between the two campuses while they complete a major or minor at ANU.
  • All students who studied a language in Semester 1 or Winter term of 2013 or Semester 2 2012 at UC and who are enrolled in a unit of the same language (or associated culture units) at ANU by the ANU census date of each consecutive semester, are eligible for a transport supplement for each semester in which they continue to study a language or associated language culture unit at ANU, provided the ANU study is over continuous semesters (i.e. no break in study).
  • The supplement ceases when the student has amassed enough units in their combined UC/ANU language study to complete their open elective requirement and/or qualify for a language major and/or minor at UC.
  • The amount for students studying one language will be $120 per semester paid on proof of enrolment at ANU in a language unit according to the above conditions. Students can then choose to use this either to supplement bus fees or to supplement parking fees.
  • For students who studied more than one language at UC and continue to study those same languages at ANU, the supplement will be $160 for two languages and $190 for three languages.
  • The supplement will be transferred onto the student's nominated bank account after Census date, once confirmation of enrolment has been provided.
  • Eligible continuing students will need to email their bank account details to the Faculty of Arts and Design Administrative Office at FADadmin@canberra.edu.au. This information will be sent onto UC’s finance department and the money will be deposited into the student's nominated account (please allow 2-3 weeks' processing time).

Textbooks

  • For continuing language students who were not able to commence their language study at ANU until 2014, the University will assist them to purchase required textbooks to study a language at ANU for their first semester of study at ANU.
  • For each language for which the student was enrolled at UC in Semester 1 or Winter term 2013 or Semester 2 2012, the university will pay for required textbooks for their first semester of study at ANU.
  • Students can present their UC student ID, along with proof of enrolment in approved units to the ANU or UC Co-op bookshop in order to be provided with the appropriate textbook. The book store will charge the cost to the Faculty of Arts and Design who will arrange for payment.

Transcripts

  • All students who studied a language in Semester 1 or Winter term of 2013 or Semester 2 2012 at UC and who complete their first unit of the same language (or associated culture units) at ANU by the end of Semester 1 2014 will receive an ANU transcript for free, valued at $20.

Re-enrolment Process at ANU

  • Continuing students who have already been through the ANU application and enrolment process and enrolled at ANU in Semester 2 2013 and/or Semester 1 2014, will not be required to complete placement tests or submit new ANU application forms.
  • As long as UC approval for future language units to be completed at ANU, has been given, continuing students will be able to enroll themselves (directly through the ANU system) in the next appropriate language unit.
  • Please refer to the following documents from ANU for further information on how to proceed: How to Re-enrol at ANU and ANU Student Systems

Studying Languages At ANU

ANU Course Information and Timetabling

Students should contact ANU directly for specific course advice and information.

A complete description of each course (unit) on offer at ANU - including contact hours, learning outcomes, assessments, textbooks, and academic contacts – is available on-line in the ANU handbook: http://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/

Students can access the ANU Timetable here: http://timetable.anu.edu.au/

Re-enrolment Process at ANU

Continuing students who have already been through the ANU application and enrolment process and enrolled at ANU in Semester 2 2013 and/or Semester 1 2014, will not be required to complete placement tests or submit new ANU application forms.

As long as UC approval for future language units to be completed at ANU, has been given, continuing students will be able to enroll themselves (directly through the ANU system) in the next appropriate language unit.

Please refer to the following documents from ANU for further information on how to proceed:

Mentoring Opportunities with Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)

AIME is an not for profit organisation, specifically aiming to increase the number of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students completing year 10, year 12 and transitioning onto University or Full-Time Work.

AIME will be running two programs from UC & ANU in 2014 with approximately 200 students participating and they are looking for reliable mentors.

By becoming an AIME mentor you will have the opportunity to make a difference in a young Indigenous Australians life.

Benefits of being an AIME mentor include:

  1. A unique opportunity to engage hands-on with Indigenous Australia.
  2. leadership, communication and cultural training.
  3. Practicum experience.
  4. Employment opportunities provided by our partners (ie Lendlease, Virgin Australia, Google, Coke).

Training is provided and the commitment required is only 5 full days throughout whole year. Sessions will be held at the University campus and there will be social networking opportunities for all mentors to share stories and make friends.

If you are interested in becoming a AIME mentor please start the application process for the AIME Mentoring Program Or contact the UC Program Manager for more information.