Applied Linguistics - A4016

Applied Linguistics

Graduate certificate

As the world becomes more connected, the demand to relate to globalisation, multilingual and intercultural encounters increases. Applied linguistics is a rapidly growing field and increasingly recognised for its ability to solve language-related problems at a micro and macro level.

The Monash Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics introduces graduates to the importance of language across a range of professional and personal, online and offline contexts. It offers an innovative response to the growing importance of digital language and technologies. This is complemented by a focus on intercultural communication and the study of English (both grammar and use) in multilingual societies. You will gain knowledge, understanding and skills to reflect upon and respond to the increasingly important role of language in multilingual and multicultural societies, including Australia.

This course is ideal for a range of professionals, and particularly recommended for those working in or interested in a career in language teaching, interpreting, editing, marketing, communications, journalism and public relations, information technology, health and policy. Professionals who can demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of language use in varied situations are highly valued in the workplace.

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics can be taken as a standalone degree, while also providing an entry point in the Master of Applied Linguistics.

At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Part time
  • Off-campus: Part time
  • 1 year (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Graduate Certificate of Applied Linguistics
Course Handbook

Flexible study

On-campus and selected flexible online options available. Complete in as short as 6-months, or study part-time (domestic only). Choose from early evening classes and intensive several week block units – we have multiple options to suit you.

Industry advantage

You'll be taught by leading experts and hear from some of the best industry connections in the field. Graduate with the insights and connections to take the next step in your career.

Test-drive a Master's degree

Successful completion of this degree can count toward a Master of Applied Linguistics.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian bachelor degree with at least 50% percent average (or equivalent), or a minimum of three years work experience in a relevant field*.

*Applicants are required to provide a Curriculum Vitae and a reference from their employer.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Students complete 24 points which provide knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required of skilled practitioners working in a range of fields addressing applied linguistics.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A4016.


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A4016.


Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Total fee for this 24 credit point (6 month full-time) course.


The equivalent fee for a 48 credit point (12 month full-time) course would be A$26,700

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.