24/7 Online Chinese for Beginners Open for Registration

It is a great way to advance your career and personal goals by studying online Mandarin courses through Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne. All you need is an internet connection. 24/7 Online Chinese for Beginners allows you to:

  • enroll in an online study course at any time throughout the year;
  • study anytime, anywhere, at your own pace;
  • access to individual tutor support as in private lessons, but with a group class rate;
  • network with peers across states or even from different countries.

CI students aged 16-35 are eligible to apply for CI Scholarship for intensive in-country language study programs.

For course enquiry and registration, please contact Ms Linlin Lu at lilu@unimelb.edu.au. Registration fee covers Textbook, Workbook and other teaching material.

2020 CLTAV Online PD Workshops Open for Registration

The Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria and the Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne warmly welcome you to attend a series of online professional development programs, including:

  • VCE Chinese First Language
  • Online Teaching: Microsoft Teams & Google Classroom
  • VCE Chinese Second Language/Chinese Second Language Advanced
  • Using Interactive Online Tools to Engage Students in Chinese Language Learning
  • VCE Chinese Language, Culture and Society
  • AIMS Overview
  • CLIL Overview

Please click here for details and registration.



CI Scholarship Application extended to June 30

The 2020 CI scholarship is now open for application. The deadline for September 2020 admission is now extended to June 30th. For further information, please click here. For enquires or support, please contact Ms Julia Gong at jgong@unimelb.edu.au.


Online Chinese Open for Registration

The Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne remains operational and the team is working remotely for the foreseeable future. All the language and business programs are currently delivered via Zoom. The textbooks and online course manual will be sent to our registered students. For registration in Term 2, click here

2020 Hamer Scholarship

The New Hamer Scholarships Program


The New Hamer Scholarship Program offers Victorians working in Victorian businesses the opportunity to develop language skills, cultural competency, market insights, business networks and in-market know-how to strengthen business engagement with Victoria’s key Asian trading partners China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea.

For further information, please click here

2019 Victoria Chinese Language Teachers' Conference

2019 Victoria Chinese Language Teachers' Conference Held at the University of Melbourne


On the 6-7 December 2019, the Institute, in partnership with the Chinese Teachers Association of Victoria, hosted the 2019 Victoria Chinese Language Teachers' Conference. This training conference focused on the four newly revised VCE Chinese study designs---namely, VCE Chinese Second Language, VCE Chinese Second Language Advanced, VCE Chinese Language, Culture and Society, and VCE Chinese First Language.


The two-day training conference invited key members from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) Languages Curriculum and Examination Units to further explain the new changes in these study designs. Experienced teachers of each VCE Chinese language cohort led discussions on how to prepare and teach each outcome of Units 1-4 of the four VCE Chinese language streams.



CNY Tourism Chinese - Online Intensive Course

Chinese New Year Tourism Chinese - Online Intensive Course

Chinese New Year Tourism Chinese is an online intensive Chinese language course structured around language used for the Chinese New Year. It’s designed to assist staff in the tourism industry with welcoming and hosting Chinese visitors. This course will provide useful, tailored, industry-specific Chinese language, and will offer participants an understanding of Chinese tourists’ use of language and communication style to minimise language barriers and maximise efficiency.

This course will be accessible at any time and is suitable for people with busy schedules who regularly engage with visitors from China.


Please click here to view the course flyer.


To register, please contact Ms Clarissa Belanti at clarissa.belanti@unimelb.edu.au or call 90358203.



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