24 months
33600 AUD/year
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Designed for people with high-level bilingual skills who want to further their career, this Translating and Interpreting program at RMIT University will introduce you to advanced theoretical approaches, specialised knowledge of current and emerging industry, and ethical issues in the field.   

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You'll learn how to use communication media to support translating and/or interpreting practice and gain insight into the intersection of theory and practice. 

By linking translation technology, ethics, and professional and theoretical studies to practical issues in translating and interpreting, RMIT graduates are work-ready and prepared to respond to industry requirements.

The Translating and Interpreting program at RMIT University caters for a vast range of languages such as:

  • Arabic
  • Auslan (interpreting only)  
  • Cantonese (interpreting only) 
  • Chinese (translation only)
  • French
  • Greek
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Mandarin (interpreting only)
  • Persian
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese


Graduates of this program are qualified to work in a wide range of work contexts and industries in Australia and overseas. There are many global opportunities available for translators and interpreters qualified at postgraduate level. 

Potential employers include:

  • multinational firms and agencies operating in Australia and overseas
  • foreign embassies and posts
  • government departments and agencies
  • NGOs
  • localisation industry
  • private businesses


The program is endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). 

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Theoretical bases of translating and interpreting
  • Ethics and professional issues 
  • Discourse studies for translators and interpreters
  • Translation and technology  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS number: 079083F   

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline.
  • If you have not completed an undergraduate degree, you may still be considered if you have significant relevant work experience in interpreting or translating or in the use of bilingual language skills.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • Domestic students: Commonwealth supported places  

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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