“A different language is a different vision of life.” – Federico Fellini

Program and course information

Once you gain proficiency in Italian, you will have the necessary skills to interact with the Italian-Australian community and business sector. You will have an understanding of Italy's society, history and one of the richest cultures in the world.

A romance language derived from Latin, Italian is synonymous with art history, literature, archaeology, philosophy, music, food, fashion, cinema and cultural heritage, and is one of the most widely and commonly used languages other than English in Australia.

The Italian community has long been a part of the Australian landscape, helping shape Melbourne's music, food and coffee culture and providing you with opportunities to practise your Italian within a social context. To further enrich your learning experiences, you may also have the opportunity to spend time in Italy on exchange - one of the most beautiful and historically rich countries in the world, it is the country with the most UNESCO world heritage sites in the world.

Program and course information

You can study Italian as an elective in any program. The following Higher Education 12 credit point 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:

Semester 1

Semester 2

Languages FAQ – frequently asked questions about languages electives.

Placement test

Students with prior knowledge of Italian should contact the course coordinator before enrolling in an Italian course.

RMIT Italian courses and their equivalents in the CEFR (DOC 14KB)

Exchange/study abroad

You will have the opportunity to study overseas and gain credit for courses. RMIT has close to 200 partner universities in 31 countries to choose from. Scholarships and mobility grants are available.

Engagement with Community, Associations and Research Centres

RMIT Language, Culture, International Education research program (SGSC Centre)

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Associate Professor Kerry Mullan – Italian course coordinator

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