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Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting

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Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


6 months

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting (PGCertT&I) provides professional certification in either translation or interpretation in a wide variety of languages.

This Certificate includes two courses, one compulsory and one elective, which will give you practical experience in using computer-assisted translation tools, or in interpretation within cross-cultural communities, including crisis or disaster communications which UC specialises in.

With successful completion of this degree, you will meet the requirements to apply for certification with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

Further Study: You may choose to transfer your completed courses at a B grade average from the Certificate to either the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting or the Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting, with approval.

Career Opportunities: Meet the requirements for certification with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) as either a professional translator or interpreter. Graduates will find work in crisis communications, international business relations, government, software development, academics, tourism, teaching, and more.

Entry criteria

To apply, you will need to have either:

A bachelor's degree with at least 60 points in 300-level language courses at a B+ grade average, or equivalent level, from either Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, or Te Reo Maori

Any bachelor's degree with relevant professional or other work experience in one of the approved languages above, or another language which may be available on application.

Extensive practical, professional, or academic experience that demonstrates your ability to complete postgraduate studies, and demonstrated equivalent competence in an appropriate language.

Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): Minimum overall score of 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • TOEFL (IBT): Minimum overall score of 98, with a minimum score of 24 in Reading, Listening, 27 writing, 23 speaking.
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): Overall score of 65.

Application Deadline: If you need to apply for admission to the University, please submit your application at least 6 months before your intended start date.

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