Language Placement Guidelines for Prospective Students of Italian

Step 1: Read the information below and assess which course is most appropriate for your level of Italian language knowledge.

Step 2: Complete the online Language Placement Questionnaire by clicking the tab below.

Step 3: Please allow 7 working days for us to process your application. An email notification of your placement results will be sent to your UNSW email. If you do not receive a notification after 7 working days, please email the School Office quoting your student number.

Note: You will be contacted by email if a decision cannot be made on the basis of the information in the application form. In this case you may be required to provide further information or attend an interview with a placement convenor.



Introductory Italian courses are designed for students with little or no knowledge of Italian.

If you undertake Italian Studies as a minor, you will need to complete some components of your study through cross-institutional study at the University of Sydney.

Placement into higher level (ITLN2xxx) courses at the University of Sydney depends on your prior knowledge of the language. Please consult the University of Sydney Handbook under the Subject Areas tab for more information.

Cross-Institutional Arrangement with University of Sydney

Please note: Cross-Institutional enrolment at University of Sydney in upper level courses is only for student minoring in Italian.

Submitted applications are processed in order of receipt. As some classes fill up very quickly, it is in a student’s best interests to submit the Online Application Form as soon as possible.

Students from other Faculties who wish to undertake language courses to fulfil open electives or general education requirements should ensure that these courses count towards the requirements of their degree programs with the relevant Program Authority.

Only ARTS1620 (offer in T2) and ARTS1621 (offered in T3) can be studied to fulfil open electives or general education requirements.

If you feel that your starting course is not appropriate for your language level after attending first week of classes in the term, please contact the course convenor to discuss the feasibility of changing to a higher/lower level course. Any changes to enrolment must be approved by the Discipline Advisor and finalised by Friday, Week 1 of the term.

Courses offered in 2019

For timetable information, please see the Online Handbook

ARTS1620 Introductory Italian A

ARTS1621 Introductory Italian B

Further information

General Enquiries: Please contact the School of Humanities and Languages for all general enquiries on online placement in Italian

School of Humanities and Languages
Level 2, Morven Brown Building
Kensington campus, UNSW
Telephone: 9385 1681

Academic advice: If your knowledge of Italian does not fall into one of the above categories, or if you are not sure what level to enrol to, please contact the Discipline Advisor outlining your experience of studying Italian before submitting the Online Application Form.

Henar Vincente Cristobal
Room 230, Morven Brown Building
Kensington Campus, UNSW
Phone: 9385 1854