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Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Approved Abbreviation: BA(Interp&Trans)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1519.8

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 041109C


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2018 or later.

Commencement Year 2017 - 1519.7 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Commencement Year Spring 2015 to 2016 - 1519.6 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Commencement Year 2013 to Autumn 2015 - 1519.5 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Commencement Year 2012 - 1519.4 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Commencement Year 2010 to 2011 - 1519.3 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Commencement Year 2007 to 2009 - 1519.2 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Commencement Year 2001 to 2006 - 1519.1 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

This course is designed to provide students with appropriate training and theoretical background to equip them to work as professional interpreters and/or translators. The course consists of a key field of study in Interpreting and Translation and a major in language, linguistics and cultural studies. Students also complete a period of professional practical experience and sit for capstone examinations which qualify them to seek Certification by the National Accreditation Authority for Translation and Interpreters [NAATI].

Students in 1519 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) may qualify for the alternate exit course 1813 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation Studies).

1813 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation Studies)

  • Director of Academic Program - Assoc Prof Uldis Ozolins

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Kenny WangenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
This course is an Endorsed Qualification for the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the Certified Interpreter and Translator level (formerly Level 3). Students who wish to sit for NAATI Certification must pass the unit 102550 Preparation for NAATI Certification (UG). Students who are unable to pass this unit will be able to graduate with the Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation Studies) as an alternative exit, provided they pass an alternative unit of 10 credit points.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

Inherent Requirements

Admission

Any two units of English and a high level of proficiency (native or near-native level) in one of the languages offered in the course.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

  • 90 credit points of core units including 40 credit points of the BA core units
  • 60 credit points of Interpreting and Translation units
  • 30 credit points of Linguistics units
  • 60 credit points of Level 3 Language and English Consolidation Pool units

Note: Students in 1519 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) who do not complete unit 102550 Preparation for NAATI Certification (UG) may qualify for the alternate exit course 1813 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation Studies) by completing any additional 10 credit point unit from the Linguistics or Language pool units or from any unit in 1706 Bachelor of Arts.

BA Core units (40 credit points)

102738Australian Politics and Active Citizenship
102737Thinking Critically About Texts and Society
102736Diversity, Language and Culture
102735Foundations of Academic English

Equivalent Core Units

The core units listed below count towards completion of this course for students who passed these units in 2019 or earlier.

100846 - Analytical Reading and Writing

100958 - Australia and the World

100960 - Contemporary Society

100968 - Texts and Traditions

Interpreting and Translation Pool

Students must complete 60 credit points from the Interpreting and Translation pool

100191Community Translation (UG)
100193Interpreting Skills
100196Legal Interpreting (UG)
100197Medical Interpreting (UG)
100198Specialised Translation (UG)
102523Text Analysis for Translation (UG)
101302Translation Technologies

Linguistics Pool

Students must complete 30 credit points of Linguistics pool units from the Bachelor of Arts

M1119Linguistics

Languages and English Consolidation Pool

Students must complete 60 credit points from this pool (any combination of Level 3 language units and English units listed below)

English Consolidation

102438English as an International Language
102439English Language Analysis
102476English Language Linguistics
102739Multiliteracies

Please note:

The unit listed below counts towards completion of the 60 credit points from this pool for students who passed this unit in 2019 or earlier.

102414 - Working Grammar

Arabic

Click the link below to refer to the Level 3 Arabic language pool from the Bachelor of Arts

M1059Arabic

Chinese

Click the link below to refer to the Level 3 Chinese language pool from the Bachelor of Arts

M1060Chinese

Japanese

Click the link below to refer to the Level 3 Japanese language pool from the Bachelor of Arts

M1062Japanese

Spanish

Some units below need to be completed cross-institutionally as they are no longer available at Western Sydney University

101953Spanish 301
101954Spanish 302
100153Spanish 303: Advanced Writing Skills
100154Spanish 304: Advanced Speaking Skills
100155Spanish 305: Contemporary Literature
100156Spanish 306: Contemporary History
100157Spanish 307: Classical Literature
100158Spanish 308: Spanish Sociolinguistics
101950Intercultural Communication
100201Special Study in Languages and Linguistics
101791Short Fiction in the Americas

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

100195Introduction to Translation
101945Introduction to Linguistics
102735Foundations of Academic English

One unit from the Language and English Consolidation pool (Language units must be Level 3)

Spring session

100194Introduction to Interpreting
102738Australian Politics and Active Citizenship
102737Thinking Critically About Texts and Society

One unit from the Language and English Consolidation pool (Language units must be Level 3)

Year 2

Autumn session

102736Diversity, Language and Culture

Two Interpreting and Translation pool units

One unit from the Language and English Consolidation pool (Language units must be Level 3)

Spring session

Two Interpreting and Translation pool units

One Linguistics pool unit

One unit from the Language and English Consolidation pool (Language units must be Level 3)

Year 3

Autumn session

One Interpreting and Translation pool unit

Two Linguistics pool units

One unit from the Language and English Consolidation pool (Language units must be Level 3)

Spring session

102550Preparation for NAATI Certification (UG)
101944Interpreting and Translation Professional Practicum (UG)

One Interpreting and Translation pool units

One unit from the Language and English Consolidation pool (Language units must be Level 3)



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