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Graduate Certificate in Arts in Interpreting

Overview

Develop industry-focussed training in community interpreting with a Graduate Certificate in Arts in Interpreting.

Choose to specialise in Chinese-English interpreting or Japanese-English interpreting during this comprehensive one-year, part-time program.

You will be introduced to speech making from a variety of settings and will gain skills in memory, logical analysis, note-taking, dialogue interpreting and gain understanding about the importance of cross-cultural and non-verbal communication.

This program will prepare you with the main skills required for interpreting professionals to work in the global market in a range of settings such as government, business and community.

NAATI certification

The program is endorsed by National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). 

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
5749
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Choose to specialise in Japanese or Chinese interpreting.
  • Learn in our world-class Televic interpreting facility. Televic is used in major international organisations such as the United Nations.

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

1 in Queensland for modern languages

QS World University Rankings 2022

Fields of study

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 2, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Peer-assisted study sessions
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Professional Skills for Translators and Interpreters
  • Interpreting Skills and Practice
  • Translation and Interpreting in Community Settings
  • Consecutive Interpreting

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • In-house/freelance interpreter
  • Community interpreter
  • English teacher
  • Tourism and hospitality interpreter/translator

Next steps after graduation

As a graduate you’ll be eligible to apply to sit relevant NAATI Certificates test without satisfying any other prerequisites.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or
  • to have completed post-secondary studies, plus 2 years full-time equivalent, relevant work experience (see below), and
  • proficiency in spoken and written Chinese and English for the Chinese field of study, or
  • proficiency in spoken and written Japanese and English for the Japanese field of study.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

Relevant work experience includes Japanese-English interpreting and translation or Chinese-English interpreting and translation or any other profession where the applicant has built a portfolio demonstrating their oral and written communication expertise in English and Japanese or Chinese. Two referee reports with contact details and CV are required. Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and/or work experience will be individually assessed.

You may be required to complete an aptitude test to the standard set by the Executive Dean. Further information about the aptitude test can be found on the School of Languages and Cultures website.
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or
  • to have completed post-secondary studies, plus 2 years full-time equivalent, relevant work experience (see below), and
  • proficiency in spoken and written Chinese and English for the Chinese field of study, or
  • proficiency in spoken and written Japanese and English for the Japanese field of study.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

Relevant work experience includes Japanese-English interpreting and translation or Chinese-English interpreting and translation or any other profession where the applicant has built a portfolio demonstrating their oral and written communication expertise in English and Japanese or Chinese. Two referee reports with contact details and CV are required. Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and/or work experience will be individually assessed.

You may be required to complete an aptitude test to the standard set by the Executive Dean. Further information about the aptitude test can be found on the School of Languages and Cultures website.

Student visas

This program does not meet the eligibility requirements for an Australian Student visa (subclass 500).

To study this program in Australia you will need a temporary visa or residency status with study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia.

Contact us for more information

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Fields of study

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Specialise in Chinese-English interpreting with a Graduate Certificate in Arts in Interpreting.

During this comprehensive 1-year, part-time program you will be introduced to speech making from a variety of settings and will gain skills in memory, logical analysis, note-taking, dialogue interpreting and gain understanding about the importance of cross-cultural and non-verbal communication.

Courses with tutorials will be conducted in Chinese with native Chinese speaking academics.

This program will prepare you with the main skills required for interpreting professionals to work in the global market in a range of settings such as government, business and community.

Note: the information on the Program and course requirements page won't show information tailored to your chosen field of study.

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Specialise in Japanese-English interpreting with a Graduate Certificate in Arts in Interpreting.

During this comprehensive 1-year, part-time program you will be introduced to speech making from a variety of settings and will gain skills in memory, logical analysis, note-taking, dialogue interpreting and gain understanding about the importance of cross-cultural and non-verbal communication.

Courses with tutorials will be conducted in Japanese with native Japanese speaking academics.

This program will prepare you with the main skills required for interpreting professionals to work in the global market in a range of settings such as government, business and community.

Note: the information on the Program and course requirements page won't show information tailored to your chosen field of study.

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Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (8 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$13,120

2022

Fee information for 2023 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2022.

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Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

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FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Interpreting pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Applying online

All international applications should be submitted to UQ. The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Interpreting is 5749

International students who want to study this program will not be eligible for a Student Visa (subclass 500). 

To study this program in Australia, you will need an Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia. 

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Important dates

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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