First time enrolment in a language course

Learn about the declaration you will need to complete when enrolling in any beginner language acquisition course.

Enrolling in language acquisition courses for the first time

You will be required to complete a Language Proficiency Declaration when enrolling in any beginner language acquisition course. This declaration will be automatically assigned to you once enrolled and available in the 'To Do' tile on your Student Services homepage. If you do not complete the Language Proficiency Declaration task before the deadline, you may be dropped from the course

If you are a native speaker of one of our languages, you cannot enrol in the language acquisition course, but you are welcome to enrol in any of the relevant cultural or history courses. Native Speaker refers to those who can speak fluently and write without difficulty. You may have acquired this language from early childhood and speaking this language remains one of your primary means of communication.

By completing the declaration, you are agreeing to a set of terms and conditions and are confirming that you have the appropriate level of knowledge required to remain in the class you are enrolled in.

If you are found to be dishonest, you may be withdrawn from the course, which may affect your GPA, student allowance applications and/or satisfactory progress regulations. Serious cases of dishonesty may be escalated through the Academic Misconduct process.

If you have previously studied a language, or have had exposure to the language before, but are still interested in taking language acquisition courses, please apply for an enrolment concession for the course that is most appropriate for your level of knowledge. You might be prompted to sit a placement test to ensure you enrol in the correct course.

If you have any questions about this process, you can contact the Arts Students’ Centre.