The Diploma of Japanese Studies is centred on a core of compulsory papers that emphasise the development of a firm foundation in Japanese language skills, and an understanding of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture, as well as modern society, politics and business.

A choice of Japanese language and culture papers are available to meet the requirements for the Diploma (DJAST).

Upon completing the DJAST, students have the option of cross-crediting their papers into the Bachelor of Contemporary International Studies (BCIS), thereby allowing them to graduate within three years with both the DJAST and the BCIS qualifications.

The Diploma of Japanese Studies (DJAST) includes a total of eight papers at level 5 or above. To complete your DJAST you must include a minimum of five core Japanese language papers, and three elective papers from the lists below.

Core language paper

  • 20.501 Contemporary Japanese 1: Practical Japanese
  • 20.502 Contemporary Japanese 2: Practical Japanese
  • 20.503 Contemporary Japanese 3: Practical Japanese
  • 20.504 Contemporary Japanese 4: Practical Japanese
  • 20.509A English to Japanese Translation 1
  • 20.601 Contemporary Japanese 5: Functional Japanese 1
  • 20.602 Contemporary Japanese 6: Functional Japanese 2
  • 20.603 Contemporary Japanese 7: Functional Japanese 3
  • 20.604 Contemporary Japanese 8: Functional Japanese 4
  • 20.609A Japanese to English Translation 2
  • 20.701 Contemporary Japanese 9: Advanced Japanese 1
  • 20.702 Contemporary Japanese 10: Advanced Japanese 2
  • 20.703 Contemporary Japanese 11: Advanced Japanese 3
  • 20.704 Contemporary Japanese 12: Advanced Japanese 4

Other Japanese Language papers for special topics

  • 20.605 Japanese Skills 2 A, B, C, D
  • 20.606 Japanese Advanced II A, B, C, D
  • 20.705 Japanese Skills 3 A, B, C, D
  • 20.706 Japanese Advanced III A, B, C, D

Career Opportunities

  • Japanese-owned Corporations
  • Government Departments
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Teaching- Japanese/English
  • Translation/Interpreting
  • Import/Export
  • Tourism
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