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Graduate Certificate in Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting

Program code: 5451
CRICOS code: 061821B

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)

Looking for an introduction to Chinese translation and interpreting? This program provides training in translation from English into Chinese and vice versa, as well as interpreting between English and Mandarin.

  • This six-month, full time program is for those with an approved degree in any discipline who are looking to further their skills in translation and interpreting. See Program Details for more information on entry requirements.
  • Learn the theories and professional aspects of interpreting and translation. You will also learn the techniques required to translate between English and Chinese and interpret between English and Mandarin.
  • Gain valuable practice in topics such as health and medical care, business and trade, law, science and technology, tourism, politics, and international relations.
  • Graduate with a standalone qualification, or use your Graduate Certificate as a pathway to our two-year master's program. You may be eligible to transfer study credits.

Build a strong foundation in the areas of interpreting and translation, and explore the necessary knowledge and tools required to successfully interpret between English and Mandarin and translate between English and Chinese.

  • Campus Facilities

    Leading learning environments

    You will have access to one of the top interpreter training facilities in Australia, equipped with a simultaneous interpreting booth constructed to UN standards.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Vibrant culture

    Join in the lively intellectual culture of the School of Languages and Cultures. You will have the opportunity to attend forums, research seminars and public lectures to enhance your learning experience.

Career outcomes

Students in this program are able to up skill their current language level which is an advantage for careers in business, diplomacy, law, health, education and academia.

Students may also consider progression to the Master of Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting, and can use their Graduate Certificate to apply for course credit.

Summary

  • Program code
    5451
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    061821B

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved degree in any discipline

If required, have completed an aptitude test to the standard set by the Executive Dean.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Accreditation body

The Graduate Certificate in Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting is accredited by:

  • National Accreditation Authority For Translators And Interpreters

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative program fee

AUD $15,712
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative program fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting for one semester in 2018. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting is 5451. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

If required, have completed an aptitude test to the standard set by the Executive Dean.

Information about the aptitude test can be found on the School of Languages and Cultures website.

There are limited places available each semester and entry into the program is very competitive.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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