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Graduate Certificate in Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting

Overview

Build the foundations for employment as a professional Chinese interpreter and translator.

This program is designed to help you develop practical techniques and skills of translation between English and Chinese and interpreting between English and Mandarin.

It seeks to help you understand the theories and professional aspects of translation and interpreting, and to apply them in practice. Emphasis will be placed on professional translation and interpreting.

During this half year full-time program, you'll complete 4 courses, totalling 8 units. You'll have access to one of the top interpreter training facilities in Australia, equipped with a simultaneous interpreting booth that meets United Nations standards.

Practicals will introduce you to, and involve you in, active translation and interpreting tasks within specific settings. You'll learn under the supervision of the program convenor, experienced translators and interpreters, or a mentor.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
Half Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Program Code
5451
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$17784 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Semester dates for 2023 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5451
CRICOS Code
061821B
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Get intensive training in translation from English into Chinese and vice versa, as well as interpreting between English and Mandarin.
  • Benefit from facilities that include United Nations-standard simultaneous interpreting booth.
  • Undertake valuable field practice in translation and interpreting.
  • Study translation and interpreting topics including health and medical care, business and trade, law, science and technology, tourism, politics and international relations.

1 in Queensland for modern languages

QS World University Rankings 2021

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2021

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Translation Skills and Practice
  • Interpreting Skills & Practice
  • Contextual Studies for Translators & Interpreters
  • Language Consolidation for Translation & Interpreting Purposes

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Chinese translator/interpreter
  • Chinese language assistant
  • Conference translator/interpreter
  • Medical translator/interpreter
  • Foreign affairs and trade officer
  • Interpreter

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, and
  • proficiency in spoken and written Chinese and English.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

Prerequisites

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, and
  • proficiency in spoken and written Chinese and English.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

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English language requirements

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

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.

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.

Student visas

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 (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $17,784

Indicative annual fee 2022

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting for one semester in 2022. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

AUD $12,800

Indicative annual fee 2021

Fee information for 2022 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2021.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting for one semester in 2022. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program. The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

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FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

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Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

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For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

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