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Graduate Certificate in Arts in Japanese Translation

Overview

Gain a solid grounding in Japanese translation with just one year's part-time study.

The Graduate Certificate in Arts in Japanese Translation is a one year part-time program offering a solid grounding in translation to students wishing to specialise in translation rather than interpreting. You'll study translation into your native language (English or Japanese) only. Students who are not native speakers of either Japanese or English should study translation into their stronger language.

Offering intensive training in translation, this postgraduate coursework 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.

The courses within your eight-unit Graduate Certificate program cover Advanced Textual Skills, Applied and Advanced Translation, and the Theory of Translation. Materials in your translation classes cover a range of subjects, including highly specialised areas of legal and medical translation.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Program Code
5437
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Build the foundation for a career in high-level translation and be trained to work in specialised fields in government or private sectors.
  • Study at the only interpreting and translation program in Australia focusing solely on Japanese and English.
  • Learn from teaching staff who are highly qualified NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) certified translators.

1 in Queensland for modern languages

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

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

  • 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:

  • Advanced Textual Skills
  • Applied Translation
  • Advanced Translation I
  • Theory of Translation

Career possibilities

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

  • Liaison officer
  • Japanese translator
  • Japanese cultural adviser
  • Cultural support liaison

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Approved degree or equivalent in any discipline; and

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

Prerequisites

Approved degree or equivalent in any discipline; and

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

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.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

This program is offered on a part-time basis only. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in written Japanese and English. Candidates must sit and pass the Aptitude Test set and administered by the Program Convenor before being admitted to the program. A fee may apply for the Aptitude Test. Work experience is desirable but not essential

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.

Contact us for more information

Fees and Scholarships

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.

Learn more about financial aid

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 Translation for the 2020 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

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Japanese Translation 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

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $12,320

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Arts in Japanese Translation for one semester in 2020. 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

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 Translation is 5437

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. 

Contact us with any questions 

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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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

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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