Certificate in
Arabic Language

The Undergraduate Certificate in Arabic Language will equip students with language skills related to everyday social conversations and cultural themes.Students will gain intermediate-level writing, speaking, reading and listening skills in the Arabic language.

This certificate is suitable for beginners who want to develop their Arabic communication skills for purposes such as work and study in the Middle East, Islamic Studies or academic research.

This certificate has been developed by ISRA Academy in partnership with Charles Sturt University.

Course Highlights

Course Learning Outcomes

Session Offering (2023)

Session 1: Mar – Jun
Session 2: Jul – Oct 
Session 3: Nov – Feb


Part-time: 1 year and one session
Part-time accelerated: 1 year


To graduate with the Certificate in Arabic Language, students must complete 32 credit points (4 subjects). Students are required to complete 3 core subjects and 1 elective. Each subject is worth 8 credit points. 

Core Subjects

This subject introduces Arabic as a living language. Students will explore
Arabic through common scenarios and everyday interactions. Students
will also focus on vocabulary acquisition and developing their practical
skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

This subject continues from Arabic Language and Culture 1 and covers new topics related to everyday interactions including education, work, sport, travel and food. Students will also learn about the culture, geography and dialects of major Arab regions. Students will continue to develop their practical skills by exploring more complex sentence structures and verb conjugation in the different tenses.
This subject continues from Arabic Language and Culture 2 and introduces new topics of greater complexity such as the media, environment, politics and further explores culture. This subject will continue to focus on developing practical skills where sentence structures are more complex. Students will also use higher form verbs in different tense, person, number and gender options. Writing skills will also be covered to develop the student’s ability to write short to medium length stories and passages.

Elective Subjects

This subject is designed for students with no prior language skills in Arabic. It presents an introduction to reading the Arabic script and is designed to teach students how to articulate Arabic letters, words and sentences. It will also cover writing practice, together with basic speaking and acquisition of commonly used words. This subject provides foundations for further study in the language.
This subject introduces the Arabic language adopting the methodology of the classical grammarians. Students will learn the different types of words and move onto forming phrases and eventually sentences. Various examples will be derived from different sources such as the Qur’an, Prophetic traditions and everyday scenarios. Reading and writing skills acquired in the previous unit will be further developed.

Entry Requirements

  • A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent).
  • A completed AQF Certificate III (or higher) qualification.
  • A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of succes through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
  • Work experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of at least two years full time or equivalent, evidenced by a detailed resume. 


  • This course is part of the Commonwealth Supported Places. A Commonwealth supported place (CSP) is where the government pays part of your subject fees. This part payment is a subsidy, not a loan, and you don’t have to pay it back. This subsidy does not cover the entire cost of your subject fees. The remaining portion is called the ‘student contribution’, and you are responsible for paying this.
  • The fees that the student has to be pay for this course is $512 per subject. This is part of the student contribution to the fee of the course. 

Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

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