Course

Enquire about this course | Local Admission | International Admission |

Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Approved Abbreviation: DipArts/BA Int&Trans


Western Sydney University Course Code: 6041.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 0100188


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


The Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) 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. Students who complete the course are eligible to sit for certification by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the Certified Interpreter and Translator level. Students in 6041 Diploma in Arts/ Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) may qualify for the alternate exit course 1813 Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation Studies) by completing a unit in lieu of 102550 Preparation for NAATI Certification (UG).

The first year of this course is delivered by Western Sydney University The College, as an agent of Western Sydney University, via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments. A Diploma in Arts exit point is also available at the end of the first year of the course.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

For course advice during your first year of study, please use the contact below under ‘Course Advice’. For course advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation).

Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Study Mode
3 years full-time or 6 years part-time.

Course Advice

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

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie StreetPart TimeInternal See above
The College - Nirimba Education PrecinctFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
The Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) 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 1813 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 requirement for this course online.

Inherent requirements

Admission

For more information on applying please see link to The College admission pages below.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege/how_to_apply

Domestic students are required to have

  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) Or
  • Passed The College English test with 70% or higher Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher.

Met other entry requirements such as

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place, Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band Or
  • Completed the College EAP 4 course with a 50% pass Or
  • Passed The College English test with 70% or higher Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

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 270 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Western Sydney University The College Units

Bankstown, Parramatta City and Nirimba (The College only)

Please note that all campuses may not have intakes each year.

Full-time

Year 1

Preparatory units

700056Academic English (WSTC Prep)
700211Academic Skills for Arts (WSTC Prep)
700192Texts and Communication (WSTC Prep)

Students must pass the following University level units

700291Foundations of Academic English (WSTC)
700292Diversity, Language and Culture (WSTC)
700293Thinking Critically About Texts and Society (WSTC)
700294Australian Politics and Active Citizenship (WSTC)
700288Introduction to Literary Studies (WSTC)
700135Everyday Life (WSTC)

Choose one of

700268Introduction to International Relations (WSTC)
700137Mathematical Patterns and Relationships (WSTC)

Equivalent Core Units

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

700131 - Analytical Reading and Writing (WSTC)

700130 - Australia and the World (WSTC)

700132 - Contemporary Society (WSTC)

700134 - Global History (WSTC)

700133 - Texts and Traditions (WSTC)

Students may exit at this point and graduate with the Diploma in Arts following a passing grade in all of the above units. Students who progress onto Year Two may also be awarded the Diploma if they gain a passing grade in all of the above units.

  • Students must pass all College Preparatory units before progressing to the Year Two units.

  • Students must pass at least 70 credit points of University level units in Year One before progressing to the Year Two units.

In order to ensure that Bachelor of Arts students meet the course requirements, all students must seek advice from their Academic Course Advisor when transitioning to the second year of their course.

Qualification for this award then requires the successful completion of a further 160 credit points with no less than 60 credit points at Level 3.

Western Sydney University Units

For Course advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Parramatta Campus

Please note that all campuses may not have intakes each year.

Year 2

Autumn session

101945Introduction to Linguistics
100195Introduction to Translation

Two Interpreting and Translation pool units

Spring session

100194Introduction to Interpreting

One Interpreting and Translation pool unit

One Linguistics unit from M1119 Linguistics

One Level 3 unit from the Language major

Year 3

Autumn session

Two Interpreting and Translation pool units

One Linguistics unit from M1119 Linguistics

One Level 3 unit from the Language major

Spring session

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

One Interpreting and Translation pool unit

One Linguistics unit from M1119 Linguistics

Interpreting and Translation Pool

Student 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 from the Linguistics pool.

M1119Linguistics

Languages Pool

Students must complete 20 credit points from this pool at Level 3.

Arabic

Level 3 Arabic language pool from the Bachelor of Arts listed under

M1059Arabic

Chinese

Level 3 Chinese language pool from the Bachelor of Arts listed under

M1060Chinese

Japanese

Level 3 Japanese language pool from the Bachelor of Arts listed under

M1062Japanese

Spanish

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

101950Intercultural Communication
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
101791Short Fiction in the Americas
100201Special Study in Languages and Linguistics


Western Sydney University Copyright © 2004-2016 ABN 53 014 069 881 CRICOS Provider No: 00917K Contact Us | Disclaimer | Emergency Help |