Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies

Bridge language barriers with a Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies, offering fundamental translation training.

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The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

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1800 653 050

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Career Pathways

Graduates possess a qualification relevant to professional employment in a range of business, government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas. You can also choose to progress to the professionally recognised Master of Translation Studies.
Graduates possess a qualification relevant to professional employment in a range of business, government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas. You can also choose to progress to the professionally recognised Master of Translation Studies.

Further Study

Upon successfully completing your course, you can choose to progress to a graduate diploma or master's degree in Translation Studies. Depending on your circumstances, this may be subject to you achieving a course weighted average mark of 65 per cent. If you do enrol in the graduate diploma or master's course, you will receive (subject to conditions) full credit for units completed in your graduate certificate.
Upon successfully completing your course, you can choose to progress to a graduate diploma or master's degree in Translation Studies. Depending on your circumstances, this may be subject to you achieving a course weighted average mark of 65 per cent. If you do enrol in the graduate diploma or master's course, you will receive (subject to conditions) full credit for units completed in your graduate certificate.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2020
$11,700.00
Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
24
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a)(i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of a major;
or
(b) a level and duration of education, professional experience, and/or demonstrable life skills considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course ;
and
(c)(i) demonstrated native or near-native proficiency in the chosen language specialisation; or
ii) for French, Italian, German, and Spanish, B2/C1 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages; for Chinese, HSK 4 to 5; for Japanese, Level N2/N3 at the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test); for Indonesian, Level 3 at the UKBI (UjianKemahiran Bahasa Indonesia) or Level 4 at the ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings); and for Korean, Level 4 at the TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean).

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This course offers foundational knowledge about translation and develops skills in translating from and into English and one of eight languages.

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About the course

This course provides you with foundational knowledge about translation theory and practice, and will develop your skills in translating from and into English and your chosen language: Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean or Spanish. With lecturers being both academics and professional translators, their teaching is enriched with a wealth of theoretical and practical experience. 

Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 10 hours plus own study time
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 12220
CRICOS code
  • 089965M
Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 10 hours plus own study time
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 12220
CRICOS code
  • 089965M
Full time/part time duration
  • 0.5 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Why study this course?

  1. Develop fundamental skills in translating from and into English and one of eight languages on offer
  2. This degree is a perfect introduction to Translation Studies and can be taken as a stepping stone to the Master of Translation Studies
  3. As a postgraduate degree, the Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies will enhance the linguistic and cultural skills you acquired in your first degree
 

Work integrated learning

A range of opportunities for professional development and networking are provided during the course of the studies, including workshops and informal gatherings with translation and commerce professionals and professional organisations.
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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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You'll learn to

  • Translate between your two languages accurately and fluently, using state-of-the-art technology and applying innovative strategies.
  • Understand the history and theory of translation studies. 
  • Build a network of peers and professionals.
 

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