Comprising six units of study, the Graduate Diploma in Translation is suited to fluent bilinguals seeking a theoretical background as they acquire the high level skills necessary to practise as professional translators.
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All practical components are informed by the theories of Interpreting, Translation, related disciplines and the results of current research.
Subject to demand, the languages available are Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Persian (Farsi), Spanish or Vietnamese.
This course is an Endorsed Qualification for the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the Certified Translator level.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $30,480*
Delivery: On campus
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Translators convert written words from one language into another. Translators must develop fluency in at least two languages and understand cultural references, the writes intent, and cadence of text.
Interpreters transfer a spoken or signed language into another spoken or signed language, usually within a limited time frame in the presence of the participants requiring the translation.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.