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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Graduate Certificate in Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting

  • Graduate Certificate

Build the foundations for employment as a professional Chinese interpreter and translator.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
0.5 year full-time
Course Code
5451, 061821B
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$17,400 per year / $17,400 total

About this course

This program is designed to help you develop practical techniques and skills of translation between English and Chinese and interpreting between English and Mandarin.

It seeks to help you understand the theories and professional aspects of translation and interpreting, and to apply them in practice. Emphasis will be placed on professional translation and interpreting.

During this half year full-time program, you'll complete 4 courses, totalling 8 units. You'll have access to one of the top interpreter training facilities in Australia, equipped with a simultaneous interpreting booth that meets United Nations standards.

Practicals will introduce you to, and involve you in, active translation and interpreting tasks within specific settings. You'll learn under the supervision of the program convenor, experienced translators and interpreters, or a mentor.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Get intensive training in translation from English into Chinese and vice versa, as well as interpreting between English and Mandarin.
  • Benefit from facilities that include United Nations-standard simultaneous interpreting booth.
  • Undertake valuable field practice in translation and interpreting.
  • Study translation and interpreting topics including health and medical care, business and trade, law, science and technology, tourism, politics and international relations.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Chinese translator/interpreter
  • Chinese language assistant
  • Conference translator/interpreter
  • Medical translator/interpreter
  • Foreign affairs and trade officer
  • Interpreter