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Graduate Diploma in  Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation

Program code: 5438
CRICOS code: 061824K

Location

St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)

The Graduate Diploma in Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation will give you a solid grounding in translation and consecutive interpreting through one of the best programs in Australia.

  • This one-year postgraduate diploma will suit those with an approved degree (or equivalent) in any discipline and who have high levels of competence in the Japanese and English languages – see Program Details.
  • Hone your skills through interlinked areas of theoretical and practical training that covers interpreting techniques, translating techniques, ancillary skills such as public speaking, and research skills.
  • Study translation into your native language as well as consecutive interpreting in both directions, and gain firsthand experience through participation in live interpreting forums. You can also attend research seminars and public lectures.
  • Graduate with a standalone qualification, or choose to use your diploma as a pathway to our two-year master's program. Because courses are taken from the master's course list, you may be eligible to receive credit for your previous study.

This program will provide you with advanced skills in the Japanese and English languages, preparing you for a career in translation and interpreting.

  • Teaching staff

    Learn from the best

    Our teachers are NAATI-accredited, and the interpreting coordinator is a member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters.

  • Teaching spaces

    World class facilities

    You will also have access to top interpreting training facilities, equipped with a simultaneous interpreting booth constructed to UN standards. The facility also has video-conferencing capability and a full computer lab.

Career outcomes

Students in this program are able to up skill their current language level which is an advantage for whatever field you work in. 

Students may also use the Graduate Diploma as a stepping-stone to the higher-level Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation, and can use their Graduate Diploma to apply for course credit. 

Summary

  • Program code
    5438
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    061824K

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Approved degree or equivalent in any discipline; or

GCAJI; or

GCAJT; and

Have completed the school's aptitude test in spoken and written Japanese and English to the standard set by the executive dean.

Also see supplementary information.

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 Diploma in Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation 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 Diploma in Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation 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 Diploma in Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation. 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.

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

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 annual fee

AUD $32,992
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Diploma in Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

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 Diploma in Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation 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 Diploma in Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation is 5438. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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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 Diploma in Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation is:

  • Late applications may be considered.
  • 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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