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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.
What you study
Students who have secondary school qualifications in Japanese may be exempt from one or more papers at the introductory level and go straight into higher level papers, subject to a placement test. These students would then be required to make up the points with other papers.
Papers you can study
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.
All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 12.
NCEA: 48 level 2 credits or higher including eight level 2 credits in any one subject from Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, Art History, Media Studies, Social Studies, Te Reo Maori, Te Reo Rangatira, Business Studies, Economics, Physical Education
CIE: 60 points on the UCAS Tariff, including any one subject similar to the NCEA subjects listed above
IB: Completion of Year 12
English Language Requirements:
IELTS (Academic) 5.5 overall with all bands 5.0 or higher; or equivalent; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with C/C+ grade; TOEFL iBT score of 70; GIE with C+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 162; PTE minimum overall score of 42.