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10958NAT Certificate IV in Sinology Studies

Sinology Domestic International

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Accredited Course Name
Certificate IV in Sinology Studies
VET National Code
CRICOS Course Code
Course Duration
96 Weeks

In this fully accredited course, students will learn how to apply the knowledge in The Four Books:
1. Analects《論語》
2. Doctrine of the Mean《中庸》
3. Great Learning《大學》
4. Mencius《孟子》

By developing an understanding of the Four Books through a structured learning approach, students will become proficient at analysing the synopsis, original texts, annotations, and commentaries of the Four Books. 

Entry Requirements

1. Provide notarized (English translated) Junior High School
Certificate [Year 10 Certificate in Australia] or an overseas
equivalent qualification recognized by an accrediting authority.
2. Have attained fluency in listening, speaking, reading and
writing in Mandarin.
3. Be able to recite by memory 弟⼦規,感應篇,⼗善業道經
and 孝經 in Mandarin.
4. Complete the English Language Intensive Course for
Overseas Students (ELICOS)*.
5. Attend an online workshop, and pass the academic and
virtues assessment given by the Department of Sinology
*If the applicant is from an English-speaking background and
can demonstrate sufficient English reading, writing, listening
and speaking skills, then completion of ELICOS is not required.
An academic IELTS score is not required.

Mode of Delivery
1. Face-to-face on-campus delivery
2. 20 hours per week consisting of lectures, supervised tutorials and projects, and online training / video / blended learning. 
3. International students must undertake full-time face-to-face study only.
Fee Information*(Estimated)
International students: AUD $31,680
*Excludes Non-tuition fees
Holistic Learning Experience

Acquire both Knowledge and Teaching Experience (Total 8 Units)

(8 Fundamentals and Techniques)

NAT10958001 Develop and apply knowledge of Traditional Chinese Morality and Ethics in Education
NAT10958002 Develop and apply knowledge of Analects
NAT10958003 Develop and apply knowledge of Doctrine of The Mean
NAT10958004 Develop and apply knowledge of Mencius
NAT10958005 Develop and apply knowledge of Great Learning
NAT10958006 Develop and apply Gu Qin music skills
NAT10958007 Develop and apply meditation skills 
NAT10958008 Develop and apply basic Sinological English Skills
Career Prospects
1. Take your Sinology studies to a higher level.
2. Assist in teaching a variety of Sinology programs in Australian language schools where a higher education degree is not required.
3. Develop Sinology programs, especially in conjunction with teaching, at Australian* or overseas language schools.
4. Be an instructor or counsellor of traditional Chinese culture and values.
* Some employment positions might also require other teaching qualifications like
TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent.
Study Pathways
1. Apply traditional Chinese principles of wisdom and morality in a learner’s personal life and self-development.
2. Develop understanding in a range of Confucian philosophies from the Four Books: Analects, Doctrine of the Mean, Mencius and Great Learning.
3. Develop and apply traditional music and meditation skills and practices.


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