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:

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$6,120
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • Check if you're eligible for fees-free study
International
$28,365
  • This represents the tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2018. Exact tuition fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range. As fees are subject to change, 2019 tuition fees may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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