German is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the European Union and is one Australia’s community languages. Learning German will provide students with a deeper insight into a region that plays a vital role in central Europe’s intellectual and economic life and its culture and history. Students with a proficiency in the German language are able to greatly increase their employability in many different professions.

Australia has a large and active German community which provides students with opportunities to practice their German within a social context. To further enrich their learning experiences students may also have the opportunity to spend time in a German speaking country for study tours or 6-12 months on cultural exchanges.

Program and course information

Diploma of Languages

Study a language while you complete another degree! The Diploma of Languages can be taken concurrently with any RMIT program to really add value to your degree and open up a range of new career opportunities.

Higher education courses

The following Higher Education 12 credit point German courses are offered for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The course guides provide full details including course descriptions, pre-requisites (if any), learning outcomes, learning activities and assessments:

Languages FAQ (PDF 112 KB) – frequently asked questions about Languages electives.

Single and short courses

The Languages discipline also offers its Higher Education language electives and innovative short courses and workshops to the general public that are administered through RMIT's Single and Short Course Centre.


To find out more about studying German, please contact:

Dr Ana Maria Ducasse – Coordinator, German Language Studies

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