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Graduate Diploma in Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation

Overview

Gain a solid grounding in Japanese translation and two-way Japanese/English interpreting.

The Graduate Diploma in Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation is a one year, full-time program in interpreting and translation offering a solid grounding in translation and consecutive interpreting. Translation is in one direction only, into students' native language, while interpreting is performed in both directions – Japanese to English and English to Japanese.

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.

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

All materials covered in interpreting classes are authentic and cover a range of subjects likely to arise in a real conference interpreting setting.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
Program Code
5438
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$34800 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
Program Code
5438
CRICOS Code
061824K
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Study at the only interpreting and translation program in Australia focusing solely on Japanese and English.
  • Complete your Diploma in just one year of full-time study.
  • Enjoy access to one of the top interpreter training facilities in Australia, with the same equipment used in the United Nations.
  • Develop advanced linguistic competence in both Japanese and English, with highly-qualified translators and conference interpreters.

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.

  • 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
  • Consecutive Interpreting into English
  • Consecutive Interpreting into Japanese

Career possibilities

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

  • Japanese cultural adviser
  • International business translator/interpreter
  • Legal translator/interpreter
  • Medical translator/interpreter
  • Interpreter
  • Conference translator/interpreter
  • Foreign language analyst

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or
  • a Graduate Certificate in Arts in Japanese Interpreting, or
  • a Graduate Certificate in Arts in Japanese Translation, and
  • to have completed an aptitude test in spoken and written Japanese and English (see below).
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
Relevant work experience includes work in:
  • Japanese-English interpreting, or
  • any other profession where you¿ve built a portfolio demonstrating your oral communication expertise in Japanese and English.

Prerequisites

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or
  • a Graduate Certificate in Arts in Japanese Interpreting, or
  • a Graduate Certificate in Arts in Japanese Translation, and
  • to have completed an aptitude test in spoken and written Japanese and English (see below).
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
Relevant work experience includes work in:
  • Japanese-English interpreting, or
  • any other profession where you¿ve built a portfolio demonstrating your oral communication expertise in Japanese and English.

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

Additional application information

Proficiency in spoken and written Japanese and English. IELTS minimum of 6.5 overall.

Candidates must sit and pass the Aptitude Test set by the School of Languages and Cultures before being admitted to the program. A fee may apply for the Aptitude Test. More information about the aptitude test, and test dates can be found on the School of Languages and Cultures website.

Student visas

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 (subclass 500).

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

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Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $34,800

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Diploma in Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation 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.

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AUD $25,040

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Diploma in Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

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 Diploma in Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation 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

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • Late applications may be considered.
  • 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 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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