Diploma of Classical Languages

The Diploma of Classical Languages complements the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts. Students who enrol in the course will be able to learn the languages in which the Western Tradition was originally articulated and expressed, and thus access the texts in their original language, free from the interpretations of translation.

Latin and Ancient Greek are far from being ‘dead languages’. They are very much alive in our modern languages and culture. The benefits deriving from the study of classical languages are various,as they enable students to develop a variety of intellectual and practical skills. For instance, how to appreciate the value of and learn from foreign languages and remote cultures; how to engage critically with texts and ideas which stand at the beginning of longstanding literary, philosophical and historiographical traditions, and problematize them; how to analyse and question time-honoured beliefs, axioms and theories, and identifythe origins and trace the genealogies of modern concepts; how to articulate, communicate, and defend one’s own ideas by gaining mastery of the ancient art of rhetoric.

Language is the means by which human beings interact with one another and in which they configure and articulate their understanding of the world of experience. Thus by exploring the way in which a language is structured, one gradually gains an understanding of a people’s worldview and culture.

To apply, please complete the Application Form via the link below and email to study@campion.edu.au. If you require assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us on (02) 9896 9300.

Admission Requirements

General requirements

The Diploma of Classical Languages can be undertaken only:

  • on a part-time basis (i.e., no more than two classical-language units of study may be undertaken in a single semester); and
  • concurrently to, or after the completion of a Bachelor course, whether at Campion College Australia or another TEQSA-recognised Higher Education Provider or TEQSA-recognised Australian University.

General requirements (cont.)

A student who wishes to enrol in the Diploma of Classical Languages must be one of the following:

  • an undergraduate student currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts offered by Campion College Australia; OR
  • a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts offered by Campion College Australia; OR
  • an undergraduate student currently enrolled in a Bachelor course offered by another TEQSA-recognised Higher Education Provider or TEQSA-recognised Australian University; OR
  • a graduate of a Bachelor course offered by another TEQSA-recognised Higher Education Provider or TEQSA-recognised Australian University.

Please note the following important points of information:

  • It is not necessary that a student be enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts at Campion College Australia in order to undertake the Diploma of Classical Languages. In other words: it is possible for a student who is currently enrolled in, or who is a graduate of a Bachelor course at another suitable* higher education institution to undertake the Diploma of Classical Languages.
  • In the case of a student who is currently enrolled in, or who is a graduate of a Bachelor course at a suitable higher education institution other than Campion College Australia, it is not necessary for this course to be/to have been a Bachelor of Arts; it can be/have been a Bachelor course of any other kind.
  • Irrespective of the particular higher education institution at which a student is currently enrolled or from which he or she has graduated, it is necessary for the course in question to be/to have been a Bachelor course. In other words, it is not sufficient for the course in question to be/to have been a Diploma course.

*”suitable” here denotes a Higher Education Provider or Australian University that is recognised by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Association (TEQSA).

Requirements specific to students currently enrolled at Campion College Australia

In the case of students who are currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts at Campion College Australia, admission to the Diploma of Classical Languages is granted on a case-by-case basis. The reason for this is that, for such a student, undertaking the Diploma of Classical Languages will increase his or her study load.

Units in Diploma of Classical Languages

Click below to learn more about the structure of the course and the Classical Languages units of study in the Diploma.