Current Students at UC
All students wishing to learn a language will need to apply for cross-institutional study.
Please read the below information carefully to find out more about UC’s current arrangement with the Australian National University.
For further information please e-mail Languages@canberra.edu.au
On Friday 24 May, Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker announced a proposal to cease teaching Chinese, Japanese and Spanish languages electives at the University of Canberra. After an initial consultation period, the University has decided to implement this proposal.
Cuts to higher education announced in the latest Federal budget will see the University of Canberra lose more than $8 million over the next three years. This is a problem which requires decisive action to ensure we continue to deliver a high and improving standard of education and research. The University’s elective units in Chinese, Japanese and Spanish are too small to pay their way, with losses predicted for the foreseeable future.
ANU and UC will cooperate to ensure that UC students can continue to study languages through ANU.
IMPORTANT: All cross-institutional students must finalise their ANU enrolment process by the 14th February 2014. ANU Semester 1 classes will commence, week beginning 17th February 2014. ANU term dates are available on-line at http://about.anu.edu.au/principal-dates/semester-dates.
New UC Students
All first year students commencing in Semester 1, 2014 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 it 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.
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:
Alternatively, Student Central can provide copies of the forms for you.
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 Student Liaison Officers (now located in Building 1, Level B, within Student Central). All other continuing language students will need to contact their 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, 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:
All students with previous language experience are required to take a placement test to determine their individual proficiency.
Placement Tests for Semester 1 2014 language enrolments at ANU will take place during O Week (10th-14th February 2014). Exact dates and locations will be confirmed here shortly.
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 completed a language unit at ANU in Semester 2, 2013 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.
International students who wish to continue their language studies at ANU in Semester 1 2014, will be able to follow the same process as above, according to whether they are new or continuing students.
Continuing International Students should also contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how their enrolment fees may be affected.
Students who are currently overseas on holiday, study abroad or an exchange program who wish to continue their language studies at ANU in semester 1 2014 will need to follow the above mentioned process for continuing students and be mindful of ANU’s enrolment deadlines.
Students who are unable to return before 17th February 2014 (Week 1 for both UC and ANU) should consider alternate options and are encouraged to contact email@example.com as soon as possible.
The University of Canberra has developed a compensation package for students continuing their language studies at ANU.
- 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 Semester 1 2014 are eligible for 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 qualify for a major at UC, that is the equivalent of six, one semester units.
- 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.
- Students who will study in Semester 1 2014 must be enrolled at ANU by Monday 10th February 2014. The supplement will be transferred onto their UC1 Card before Census date, as soon as confirmation of enrolment has been provided by the relevant ANU Language School(s).
- Students can use the UC1 card as a debit card and they can also withdraw cash from the card at an ATM. The card needs to be activated in order to receive the funds.For further details about the UC1 card please visit http://www.canberra.edu.au/uc1card.
IMPORTANT: In order to receive your payment you need to activate your UC1 Card – please do this as soon as possible: http://www.canberra.edu.au/uc1card.
- For continuing language students who were not able to commence their language study at ANU until Semester 1 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.
- 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.
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/
General information about weekly workload / contact hours is included in the description for each course at the website listed above.
Students can access the ANU Timetable here: http://timetable.anu.edu.au/
- UC and ANU have signed an agreement to allow students to continue to study languages at ANU where there are many more options focusing on language and culture. ANU students will also be able to study the Graduate Certificate in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching at UC. So both groups of students will have expanded options. Under prior agreements between the two institutions and in line with UC’s cross-institutional study processes, UC students can complete units at ANU and have these count towards their UC course. In addition to language units, ANU offers relevant cultural units which can also count towards your UC major, so that may be an option some students choose to pursue.
- Amenities and Services fees will only be paid at the home institution: i.e. UC students will only pay the UC Amenities and Services Fee and ANU students will only pay the ANU fees.
- Domestic students will pay no extra to study language units at ANU. The 2013 fee per unit at ANU for international students is $3090 per subject.
The University of Canberra Student Association continues to be consulted about changes.
- We strongly encourage any students who choose to discontinue their language studies to consult their course conveners for advice about other elective options.
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:
- A unique opportunity to engage hands-on with Indigenous Australia.
- leadership, communication and cultural training.
- Practicum experience.
- 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.
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