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Conference Interpreting

Macquarie University

24 months
33600 AUD/year
28800 AUD/year
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The Conference Interpreting program at Macquarie University will enable you to develop the specialised skills required in conference interpreting.  


The Conference Interpreting program at Macquarie University involves interpreting in the simultaneous and consecutive modes and advanced note-taking, while preserving the meaning, tone and nuance of the original speaker.

You'll learn how to undertake effective research to inform your interpreting in a range of high-level scientific, diplomatic and technical domains.

Key features 

  • This course will prepare you for work as an advanced professional interpreter for international and bilateral conferences on a broad range of topics.
  • You'll enhance your domain-specific skills, learn to undertake research for the purpose of interpreting and broaden your linguistic knowledge.
  • You'll interpret in simulated conferences from the booths of our purpose-built conference interpreting laboratory.
  • You'll study in a dedicated conference interpreting course comprising eight core units of conference interpreting-related theory and practice.
  • This is the largest conference interpreting course offered at an Australian university.

Career Opportunities

Students graduating from this program will have many job opportunities. They will be qualified to work in the:

  • conference interpreting sector
  • community interpreting sector
  • publishing industry
  • education sector
  • government
  • legal sector
  • insurance companies
  • banking industry

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Translation Practice 
  • Interpreting Practice 
  • Simultaneous Interpreting Theory and Practice 
  • Translation and Interpreting  
  • Technology for Translating and Interpreting 
  • Mock Conference Interpreting and Research Project 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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: 097386G  

  • AQF level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent with a WAM of 65, and
  • Proficiency in one of the available languages, and
  • For students whose first language is English, completion of an admission assessment

Work experience

Relevant work experience would be advantageous.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    33600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    28800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28800 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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