Learn Chinese

Trade with China is worth more than $150 billion to our economy and this is growing. Learning Chinese will gear you for success in the Asian Century. 

Undergraduate Students

The Confucius Institute at UNSW offers a range of programs targeting undergraduate learners at all levels of Chinese through the School of Humanities and Languages in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

For more information about undergraduate Chinese programs at UNSW, please visit the School of Humanities and Languages website.


HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test)

The Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) is a worldwide test of Chinese language set by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. It is similar to TOEFL or IELTS. The HSK exam report is the only officially recognised Chinese language proficiency certificate for foreigners applying to study and/or work in mainland China. The objective of the test is to assess the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers of Chinese (including foreigners, overseas Chinese and students from Chinese national minorities). 

We highly recommend our students to take this test as it can open up a world of opportunity for study and work in China. We have various resources to help students prepare for the test at all levels.

For more information about the HSK and for a timetable of when this year’s tests are being held, please click here


Learn Chinese

We also offer Chinese courses through the UNSW Institute of Languages, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious community language centre founded in 1966. Courses are taught at all levels (beginners, intermediate, advanced), as well as Chinese for Business.

For more information about the Confucius Institute’s community Chinese program and to enrol, please click here


Free Chinese Tutoring

Are you currently learning Chinese? We can help with your studies! We provide free, interactive help for students of all levels studying Chinese as a second language.

Room 212, Morven Brown Building, UNSW Kensington Campus 

Facebook page: Confucius Institute at UNSW Sydney, HERE

Monday to Friday during the semester
10:15 – 11:00 am
11:15 – 12:00 am
1:30 – 2:15 pm

Every Friday, the resigtration form will be reset for the following week.


Hello Chinese: Free Online Intermediate Chinese Course

Completely free to sign-up and use, this course is run by our partner university, Shanghai Jiao Tong University!

Note: This course is only for intermediate learners! The course aims to help you achieve language skills equivalent to HSK Level 3.

Find out more about the course: HERE

Access the course: HERE

How to sign-up (PDF): HERE

How to sign-up (VIDEO): HERE