Diploma in Japanese

Japan is one of the world’s largest economies and there are many opportunities for fluent speakers of Japanese. The Diploma in Japanese helps you become a competent communicator in Japanese, with strong language skills in all areas required for daily communication.

You develop an awareness of the cultural and social differences between New Zealand and Japan. The programme is a mix of intensive language study, practical application of the language, cultural awareness and an understanding of business and hospitality etiquette.

Minimum entry requirements

  • NCEA: 48 level 2 credits including eight level 2 credits in one of the following subjects: Economics, Te Reo Maori or Te Reo Rangatira, Physical Education or any language rich subject from AUT’s subject list
  • CIE: 60 points on the UCAS Tariff, including any one subject similar to the NCEA subjects listed above

Selection criteria

  • Completion of Year 13 is recommended

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall with all bands 5.0 or higher; or equivalent
  • Translating
  • Hospitality
  • Airlines
  • Interpreting
  • Business
  • Travel and tourism
  • Retail
  • Consultancy

If you already have a degree when you start this diploma, you'll have an even wider choice of careers depending on your other qualifications.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3429
Level:
6
Points:
240
Duration:
2 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

16 Jul 2018

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.

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