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Graduate Diploma in Arts

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Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


AUT North Campus


Choose from courses in a wide range of fields - from interpreting and translation to education, hospitality or tourism. The one-year Graduate Diploma in Arts is ideal if you already have a degree.

The Graduate Diploma in Arts is designed for students with an undergraduate degree who want to continue into further study and broaden their skills in as little as one year.

You need to complete 120 points in an area of your interest. At least 75 points must be at level 7.


To become an Aotearoa New Zealand interpreter, you need to hold the Australian NAATI certification or credentialling. Interpreters and translators can only sit a NAATI certification or credentialling test if they have completed a NAATI endorsed qualification. As a graduate of the Graduate Diploma in Arts in Interpreting you can sit the NAATI Certified Interpreter test.

Entry criteria

A bachelor’s degree OR
Relevant professional qualification or experience (at least five years) approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

English Language Requirements:

Interpreting and Translation: IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall with all bands 7.0 or higher; or equivalent

All other areas: IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; AUT Academic English with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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