Master of Interpreting and Translation

Western Sydney University

This program provides suitably qualified graduates with training in interpreting and translation leading to accreditation by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) as professional interpreters and/or translators (formerly known as Level 3). The Master of Arts Translation and Interpreting Studies is also available as an exit award for students who are unable to pass Accreditation Studies and who undertake an additional PG unit instead. The Graduate Certificate in Interpreting and Translation, the Graduate Diploma in Interpreting Studies, and the Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies are available as early exit points from this course. Subject to demand, the following languages are available: Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish.

Course Fee:

Australian: $47,840
International: $55,120

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor or postgraduate degree (any); native or near native proficiency in one of the following languages: Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish


160 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Interpreting and linguistics

Further information:

Inherent requirements apply. See WS website for details.


National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the Professional level

Who for:

Fluent bilinguals wishing to obtain theoretical background and high level skills necessary to practise as professional interpreters or translators

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

Related Careers:

Interpreter, Translator,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parramatta City No info Yes Part time 4 years
Parramatta City No info Yes Full time 2 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

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