Course

Graduate Diploma in Translation

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipTrans


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1638.1

CRICOS Code: 058261M


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 who commenced study in this course in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

The Graduate Diploma in Translation provides suitably qualified graduates with training in translation leading to accreditation by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) as professional translators (formerly known as Level 3). Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Translation can articulate into the Master of Arts Translation and Interpreting Studies. Credit is given for common units.

This award is available in distance mode for local students only.

The following languages are available in the on-campus mode:

  • Arabic
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin and
  • Spanish

The following languages are available in the distance mode for local students only:

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin and
  • Spanish

The Graduate Certificate in Interpreting and Translation is available as an early exit point from this course.

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

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Ignacio GarciaenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au

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 Translation with a minimum mark of 70 percent*. These examinations adhere to NAATI requirements. *Note: NAATI requires a minimum pass mark of 70 percent.

Admission

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

UAC

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

International Office

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof can be found on the Universities Admissions Centre website (UAC).

UAC

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.

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline

AND

Have native or near-native proficiency in the languages offered (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish).

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Applicants should have completed an Australian undergraduate degree or an overseas equivalent qualification (recognised by NOOSR). Applicants must have an IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent and must have native or near-native proficiency in one of the following languages: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.

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

100927.1Interpreting and Translation Skills
100921.1Interpreting and Translation Theory
100924.1Community Translation (PG)

Spring session

100917.2Specialised Translation (PG)
A7456.4Interpreting and Translation Professional Practicum (PG)
101482.3Accreditation Studies

Full-time, Mid-year intake:

Year 1

Spring session

100927.1Interpreting and Translation Skills
100921.1Interpreting and Translation Theory
100917.2Specialised Translation (PG)

Year 2

Autumn session

100924.1Community Translation (PG)
A7456.4Interpreting and Translation Professional Practicum (PG)
101482.3Accreditation Studies


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