End not that nigh for Swinburne U Japanese and Chinese language courses

The Commonwealth says existing students will be “taught out”

Swinburne U wants to close Japanese and Chinese language courses and says it has told the feds, ““in accordance with requirements under our funding agreement.”

But the feds are slowing Swinburne U down.

The university announced the cuts at the beginning of December and concluded enterprise agreement consultations before Christmas, (a proposal for tech-degree related Japanese and Chinese units did not change management minds).

But now it seems closing courses will take time. In a letter dated Friday the Department of Education, Skills and Employment states that the university needs Commonwealth approval to close courses in priority areas, which includes languages and that Swinburne U advises “current students will be taught out.”