Graduate Certificate in Translating and Interpreting
DurationFull-time 6 months, Part-time 1 year
LocationMelbourne City, Online
AU$12,000 (2021 total)
Next intakeFebruary, July
Next intakeNot applicable
Expand your language skills and begin an exciting and challenging career that can take you all over the world.
Through the Graduate Certificate in Translating and Interpreting, you will learn advanced concepts of translating and interpreting to help communications across cultures and languages.
You'll build the skills to be able to navigate complex issues and situations, and to effectively communicate from one language to another.You'll also develop the ability to investigate and analyse a range of approaches to translating and interpreting in professional practice.
Build the skills and knowledge you require to seek certification credentials from the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), and begin an exciting global career in this field. Upon the completion of this graduate certificate, you will be eligible to apply for the Provisionally Certified Interpreter test, Professional Translator test and Recognised interpreter and/or Recognised Translator credentials.
As part of your studies, you will experience a range of teaching and learning approaches that are intended to develop and enhance your knowledge and skills, including seminars, lectures, workshops, tutorials, problem-based learning, presentations, group activities and research. You will also demonstrate a range of verbal, written and internet based approaches of communication.
Your assessment tasks will help you develop the appropriate skills required in a translating and interpreting career. Your knowledge and skills will be assessed through assessment tasks that may include essay, report and project writing, online class presentations and group work, online discussions, case studies, problem solving and analysis, and industry-based assessment.
RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this certificate, you will:
- undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice
- interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities
- complete these activities in real work contexts or situations.
These interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.
As part of this certificate, you will cover key learning areas, including:
- Ethics and Professional Issues
- Translation Accrediting Practice 1
- Interpreting Accredditing Practice 2
You will also choose two electives, from:
- Discourse Studies for Translators and Interpreters 2
- Theoretical Bases of Translating and Interpreting 1
- Translation Accrediting Practice 1
- Interpreting Accrediting Practice 1
- Advanced English Language 1
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0.5 years full time or part time equivalent
0.5 years full time
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Program code: GC185
Graduates are qualified to work in a wide range of work contexts and industries both in Australia and overseas. Potential employers include:
- multinational firms and agencies operating in Australia and overseas
- foreign embassies and posts • government departments and agencies
- localisation industry
- private businesses.
Broader career prospects include employment in government areas such as:
- cross-cultural communication
- social and welfare services
- security services
- international trade relations in Australia or overseas
Graduates can also freelance as translators/interpreters.
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 at least 5 years of relevant work experience in interpreting or translating or in the use of bilingual language skills. If you wish for your work experience to be considered, you must submit a CV and a personal statement detailing your relevant work experience.
You will be selected competitively for all languages based on your GPA, relevant experience and the results of any selection tasks you are required to complete.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
Credit and recognition of prior learning
Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience. Find out if you might be eligible.
2021 indicative fees
Full-fee places: AU$12,000.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$313 maximum fee for 2021.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
Amount quoted is the 2021 total program tuition fee, and is based on a total annual load of 48 credit points. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.
Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Defer your payment
This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
Learn more about fees for postgraduate study.
Payments and refunds
For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.
Eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
How does a HELP loan work?
If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
This program is approved for income support.
You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.
If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or Services Australia for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2021 is $313.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.
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For frequently asked questions or how to find more information regarding applications and enrolments, fees, student support services, university policies and more, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.