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Translation and Interpreting Studies

Western Sydney University

24 months
32004 AUD/year
31920 AUD/year
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The Translation and Interpreting Studies program from Western Sydney University provides both practical and theoretical training in interpreting and translation. Subject to demand, the following languages are available: Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese and Spanish.


The Translation and Interpreting Studies program from Western Sydney University aims to equip students with knowledge of the theoretical aspects that underpin interpreting and translation, including linguistics, and with the research techniques necessary to conduct a small research project in the area of interpreting and translation. 

It also focuses on practical interpreting and translation skills. The course is suitable for practising interpreters and translators and for very proficient bilinguals wanting to develop or improve their skills, and who wish to contribute to the body of knowledge on interpreting and translation by conducting innovative, much needed research.

Your career

With a degree in translation and interpeting studies, you can look forward to career opportunities in:

  • Writer or publisher
  • Communication and media
  • Cultural and heritage organisations
  • Psychology and counselling (with further study)

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Interpreting and Translation Professional Practicum 
  • Acreditation Studies
  • Advanced Academic English Skills
  • Audiovisual Translation: Subtitling and Captioning
  • Business Interpreting
  • Community and Social Services Translation
  • Conference Interpreting
  • English Linguistics for TESOL

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


160 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 058263J

  • Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in any discipline.
  • Applicants must also have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent and have native or near-native proficiency in one of the following languages: Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32004 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32004 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    31920 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31920 AUD per year during 24 months.


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