Course

Graduate Diploma in Interpreting

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipInterp


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1637.3

CRICOS Code: 058260A


Course Status: INACTIVE
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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 2012 or later.

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Commencement Year 2010 AND 2011 - 1637.2 Graduate Diploma in Interpreting

Commencement Year 2007 to 2009 - 1637.1 Graduate Diploma in Interpreting

The Graduate Diploma in Interpreting provides suitably qualified graduates with training in interpreting leading to accreditation by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) as professional interpreters (formerly known as Level 3). Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Interpreting can articulate into the Master of Arts Translation and Interpreting Studies. Credit is given for common units. The Graduate Certificate in Interpreting and Translation is available as an early exit point from this course. The Graduate Diploma in Interpreting Studies is also available as an exit award for students who do not complete Accreditation Studies, provided they complete 10 cpts from pool units instead.

Subject to demand, the following languages are available: Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.

Study Mode
One year full-time or one and a half years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Kenny WangenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
This course is approved by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the Professional level (formerly Level 3). Eligibility for accreditation is triggered by the final examinations in the unit Accreditation Studies, in which students are required to pass* Interpreting with a minimum mark of 70 percent. This examination adheres to NAATI requirements. *Note: NAATI requires a minimum pass mark of 70 percent.

Inherent requirements

Inherent Requirements

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in any discipline

and

Have native or near-native proficiency in one of the following languages: Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish.

Applications from Australian citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)

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

International applicants must apply directly to 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.

http://www.uws.edu.au/international

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.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 60 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time, Start-year intake:

Year 1

Autumn session

101695.2Introduction to Interpreting PG

And 20 credit points from the pool units below

Spring session

A7456.4Interpreting and Translation Professional Practicum (PG)
101482.3Accreditation Studies

And 10 credit points from the pool units below

Full-time, Mid-year intake:

Year 1

Spring session

101695.2Introduction to Interpreting PG

And 20 credit points from the pool units below

Year 2

Autumn session

A7456.4Interpreting and Translation Professional Practicum (PG)
101482.3Accreditation Studies

And 10 credit points from the pool units below

Pool Units

101868.1Business Interpreting
101826.2Conference Interpreting
100193.2Interpreting Skills
100916.2Legal Interpreting
100922.2Medical Interpreting (PG)
100926.3The Language of the Law


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