Graduate Diploma of Translating and Interpreting

Macquarie University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

This program is designed to meet the needs of proficient bilinguals who aim to work as professional translators and interpreters. Students will acquire the skills and knowledge required to perform translating and interpreting in a range of institutional settings common to community and commercial translating and interpreting practice in Australia and overseas.


Minimum 32 credit points at 800 level or above


  • Translating and interpreting

Standard entry requirements

  • Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent in a language or communication related field including translation studies, translating and interpreting, linguistics, speech and hearing sciences, speech-language pathology, language or literary studies, comparative literature, creative writing, education, journalism, media or communication studies, law, or a related discipline
  • GPA of 4.50 (out of 7.00)
  • Proficiency in one of the available languages (Chinese - Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and other languages depending on demand).


NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) is the accrediting authority for translators and interpreters in Australia. Students will be required to meet all the requirements set in each semester throughout the period of their study.

Further information

This course is available for internal study only.

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