University of Technology Sydney

59712 Australian Language Studies

8cp; availability: restricted to students who are admitted to either C22032 Exchange Australian Language and Culture or C50009 Study Abroad Australian Language and Culture
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Requisite elaboration/waiver: Non-English-speaking background international, exchange or study abroad students who meet the requisite English proficiency score (IELTS: 5.0-6.0 overall with a writing score of 5.0; TOEFL: paper based: 510-550 overall with TWE of 3.0, internet based: 35-78 overall with a writing score of 14)

Undergraduate and Postgraduate


This subject is designed for international students as part of an Australian Language and Culture Studies program. The subject aims to develop students' oral and written English, and their sociolinguistic awareness of Australia, through the study of a range of topics related to Australian society and culture. The subject also provides an overview of the Australian education system and introduces the key genres relevant to participation in an Australian tertiary education environment. Students who have successfully completed this one-session.subject are eligible to audit a mainstream FASS subject in their second session.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

The subject is usually offered in these sessions. To confirm availability check the UTS Timetable Planner.

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.