Course overview

  • 6 months full time
  • Online
  • Available to domestic students
  • Apply for Winter Intake (July)


Higher Education Relief Package (HERP): Fees for this course have been reduced for Australian citizens and permanent residents who commence full-time study in the Winter Semester, 2020. This course is one of several courses for which the University of Melbourne has temporarily reduced fees, to support, re-skill and create new opportunities for our community. Explore other discounted courses


The Undergraduate Certificate (French) is designed to develop your ability to communicate in the French language, enhance your understanding of the French-speaking world and open up new career possibilities.

You will study a variety of aspects of the French-speaking cultures through self-directed research projects across interest areas including; literature, film, theatre, translation, travel writing, food and wine, immigration and identity.

These four-subject courses are delivered fully online and are supported by the Federal Government’s COVID-19 Higher Education Relief Package. These courses are available at a lower fee rate than normal for Australian citizens through HECS-HELP.

When you complete one of these courses you will gain a University of Melbourne qualification. If you would like to continue your studies in 2021, you will also have the opportunity to do so with a Commonwealth Supported Place, meaning that the government will continue to subsidise part of the cost of your studies.

Who is this for?

This certificate is designed for people with little or no previous knowledge of the French language.