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Graduate Certificate in Arts in Japanese Interpreting

Overview

Gain a solid grounding in consecutive interpreting of Japanese to English and English to Japanese.

The Graduate Certificate in Arts in Japanese Interpreting is a one year part-time program offering a solid grounding in consecutive interpreting to students wishing to specialise in liaison interpreting, rather than conference interpreting or translation.

You'll work in both directions – Japanese to English and English to Japanese. All materials covered in interpreting class are authentic and cover a range of subjects likely to arise in a real liaison interpreting setting. 

This program is one of just two in Australia to be listed on the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) Schools and Programmes Directory, which only features programs that meet its training criteria.

As a student, you'll have access to one of the top facilities in Australia, completely refurbished in 2019, with the same simultaneous interpreting equipment used in the UN and other major European organisations.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
Program Code
5436
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Gain a certification that's ideal for students wishing to specialise in liaison interpreting, rather than conference interpreting or translation.
  • Study at the only interpreting and translation program in Australia focusing solely on Japanese and English.
  • Enjoy access to one of the top interpreter training facilities in Australia, with the same equipment used in the United Nations.
  • Graduate after just one year of part-time study.

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

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

  • Tutorials
  • 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:

  • Public Speaking
  • Consecutive Interpreting into English
  • Consecutive Interpreting into Japanese
  • General Research Methods

Career possibilities

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

  • Interpreter
  • Foreign affairs and trade official
  • Liaison officer
  • Cultural support liaison
  • Japanese interpreter
  • Japanese-speaking logistics manager

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or
  • to have completed post-secondary studies and have 2 years full-time equivalent relevant work experience (supported by references). Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and/or work experience will be individually assessed.
  •  to have completed an aptitude test in spoken and written Japanese and English (see below).

Prerequisites

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or
  • to have completed post-secondary studies and have 2 years full-time equivalent relevant work experience (supported by references). Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and/or work experience will be individually assessed.
  •  to have completed an aptitude test in spoken and written Japanese and English (see below).

Related programs

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

Student visas

This program does not meet the eligibility requirements for an Australian Student visa (subclass 500).

To study this program in Australia you will need a temporary visa or residency status with study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia.

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Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Japanese Interpreting for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

AUD $12,240

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Japanese Interpreting for one semester in 2021. 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.

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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 Japanese Interpreting pay tuition fees.

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

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Centrelink support

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

All international applications should be submitted to UQ. The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Japanese Interpreting is 5436

International students who want to study this program will not be eligible for a Student Visa (subclass 500). 

To study this program in Australia, you will need an Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia. 

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Important dates

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • Late applications may be considered.

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

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