You can study individual units for personal or professional development without having to apply for a full QUT course.
If you successfully complete a unit, you may be eligible for credit if you decide to apply for a degree course in the future.
Units anyone can study
These units don’t have any requirements for previous study or background knowledge.
But if your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.
In this introductory language unit designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of Mandarin, students will gain skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing Mandarin in an integrated communicative environment. From the foundations of the Mandarin sound and tonal systems and the Pinyin Romanisation system, students will be introduced to Chinese character writing, greetings and introductions, expressions of family relations, nationalities, places, objects, locations and directions. By studying this unit, students will build a solid foundation in the use of Mandarin, i.e. Modern Standard Chinese. Increasing emphasis is placed on reading and writing as the unit progresses, alongside introductions to aspects of Chinese culture. This unit leads on to further studies and is the beginning of developing competency in Mandarin.
Units you need background knowledge to study
These units have requirements for previous study or background knowledge. Check the unit’s previous study requirements for details. If you have any questions, contact the unit coordinator for the semester you want to study.
If your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will also need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.