Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Domestic

COURSE SNAPSHOT 

Local
Delivery Mode On campus
Location Bankstown
Duration  3F / 6P
Intake Information Semester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Apply Direct Code 1519.7
UAC Code 720521 [Bankstown]
Entrance Rank 73.80 [Bankstown]
Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

International

COURSE SNAPSHOT

International
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationBankstown
Duration3F
Intake InformationSemester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Course Code1519.7 [CRICOS Code 041109C] 
Entrance Rank

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Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Details

In any dialogue between speakers of different languages, interpreters and translators are the essential link for effective communication. They are the highly prized frontline of international business and tourism, international diplomacy, and crosscultural community, health and legal work.

The Western Sydney University can equip you for a fully accredited career in Interpreting and Translation, straight from school. The University is the only university in Australia whose undergraduate course is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), so you can graduate directly into a professional career as an Interpreter or Translator, with no further study.

The languages offered at Western Sydney University are Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Spanish. You can also complete minor studies in advanced language, cultural studies and linguistics.

Units

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Career Opportunities for the Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)

Australian employers are required to recruit accredited Interpreters and Translators. As this course is approved by Australia's national accreditation body, the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), graduates will be qualified to work as interpreters and/or translator.

Interpreters and translators may choose to work for a particular employer or to have the freedom and flexibility of working freelance.

Health

Interpretors and translators are important in the health industry as they commonly work to communicate between a patient and health practitioner that don't share a common language.

Business

Business firms hire interpretors and translators to communicate effectively between parties that don't share a common language. This is essential for international business.

Tourism

The tourism industry has a strong international market, relying heavily on interpretors and translators to maintain relationships with clients. Within tourism, these roles are important from an on the ground tour facilitator level to an executive level.

Welfare

Welfare organisations need interpretors and translators to facilitate communication between clients who don't speak English.

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How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.