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10949NAT Certificate II in Applied Language (Japanese)

National ID: 10949NAT State ID: AC59
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Start your Japanese language and culture journey

This beginner-level course will give you Japanese language skills and intercultural knowledge to enable you to communicate in Japanese in basic social and workplace situations, both in Australia and overseas. It is design for students who have little or no prior knowledge of the Japanese language. 

You'll develop basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills to develop an understanding of Japanese culture and society.  Our experienced lecturers are passionate and focused on creating an enjoyable learning experience.

After successful completion of this certificate you can continue your Japanese journey with the Certificate III in Applied Language (Japanese).

​​Proficiency in basic Japanese language - communicate effectively in basic Japanese conversations, including greetings, introductions, and simple questions and answers. ​

Cultural awareness - develop an understanding of Japanese culture and social norms, which will be useful when interacting with Japanese clients, colleagues or visiting Japan.

​Customer service skills - apply a basic knowledge of Japanese language and culture to enhance customer satisfaction and lead to increased business opportunities, in industries where there is significant interaction with Japanese clients or customers, such as tourism, hospitality, or international trade.

​Communication skills - develop oral and written communication skills which can be transferred to a range of industries and settings.

​Time management - manage your time effectively to complete assessments, practice speaking and listening, and study new vocabulary and grammar. 

I have the following attributes:

  • A desire to develop employability skills 
  • Interested in intercultural communication and understanding 
  • Open-minded 
  • Good reasoning and organisational skills 


If this course is deemed competitive, you will be informed during your application via TAFE Admissions and additional entrance requirements will apply.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

You'll be able to access your personal timetable (find out how on our Timetables page), once you have paid your fees. In the meantime, the information below provides an indication of the time commitment required to complete this course, depending on available study options.


This course requires your attendance for online scheduled classes for 2 days per week when studied full time and is delivered on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00pm - 8:00pm online. 

At-home study

As well as the online component, you will need to complete additional study of around 4 -6 hours each week outside of scheduled classes, including private study, assignment preparation, and research. 

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

Study outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research will be required to successfully complete your course.

This course is taught online, a suitable device with WiFi at home is recommended. Our library computers are also available during library hours.

As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study, for example text books and stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.

The list below is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary.

  • Customer Service Representative - companies with Japanese clientele
  • Tour Guide/Operator - in the tourism industry dealing with Japanese tourists

Please note You can visit one of our four Jobs and Skills Centres located at NMT's Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Perth campuses for free career planning advice and job search support.

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.

Semester 1, 2024

Perth - Online

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Perth
How Online
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,366.40 $0.00 $1,366.40
Concession $411.60 $0.00 $411.60

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the Study options and next steps section above.