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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.


1 in Queensland for modern languages

QS World University Rankings 2024

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Japanese interpreter
  • Business interpreter
  • Conference interpreter
  • Health interpreter
  • Travel interpreter
  • Legal interpreter
  • Japanese cultural adviser
  • Japanese-speaking logistics manager

How you'll learn

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, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

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

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