About this minor
This Minor in Indonesian Language and Culture offers an integrated course of study of Indonesian language in social and cultural context. It equips students with the hands-on skills needed to negotiate real world interactions in business, government and social life.
Graduates will be able to achieve social proficiency in Indonesian and have a good grasp of the social, economic and political context of Indonesia and Australia's relationship with the world's third largest democracy.
By pairing with a Major in Medicine, Social Sciences, Science or Engineering, students gain an advantage after graduation as they enter the global employment market.
For students taking a minor which shares units with their other unit sets (majors or minors):
In order for minors to be recognised on academic and graduation documents, students may only have a maximum of one unit overlapping between their unit sets.
Students are able to:
attain 'basic social proficiency' (Level 2) as defined by the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings;
demonstrate an understanding of cultural communication practices in interpersonal relationships in Indonesia, including in the professional workplace;
interact confidently and successfully in both formal and informal contexts; and
demonstrate teamwork skills that augment and enhance STEM+ skills.
We have the immense privilege of sitting on the sacred soil where Western Australian kaartdijin, or knowledge, began. It has been a place to gather and learn for tens of thousands of years, with stories and lessons shared from generation to generation of the world’s oldest continuous culture.
Today, we welcome you to continue seeking and sharing wisdom with us. Our students take their learning beyond the books, at the cutting edge of knowledge creation, from passionate lecturers with real industry experience and connections. We’ll support them in their learning journeys and help set them up for a career they’ll love.
The global impact of our research and education places us as a world top 100 university (QS 2021). This means students join a community of passionate, intelligent and resourceful leaders who are driving innovation and change. They’ll connect with and work alongside leaders in education, research and industry, and follow in the footsteps of our thousands of graduate success stories.
In our children’s programs, we teach FUN, play-based, immersion language programs in French, Chinese (Mandarin), Italian, Spanish, German and Japanese. In our Language Tree University programs, we deliver these programs as well as some Farsi/Arabic, some Russian and some Indonesian.
The Language of Millions Bahasa Indonesia is the national language of the Republic of Indonesia but is closely related to Bahasa Malaysia, the national language of Malaysia. Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Malaysia are spoken by more than 250 million people in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei.
Indonesian is spoken by more than 250 million people –and is the language of our closest large neighbouring country it is also closely related to Malaysian. Indonesian is easier for English speakers to learn than some other Asian languages, because it uses the same script as English.
The Indonesian name for the language is Bahasa Indonesia (literally “the language of Indonesia”). This term is often found in written or spo-ken English.The Indonesian name for the language is Bahasa Indonesia (literally “the language of Indonesia”).