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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Graduate Certificate in Arts in Japanese Translation

  • Graduate Certificate

Gain a solid grounding in Japanese translation with just one year's part-time study.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
1 year full-time
Course Code
Intake Months

About this course

The Graduate Certificate in Arts in Japanese Translation is a one year part-time program offering a solid grounding in translation to students wishing to specialise in translation rather than interpreting. You'll study translation into your native language (English or Japanese) only. Students who are not native speakers of either Japanese or English should study translation into their stronger language.

Offering intensive training in translation, this postgraduate coursework program is one of just two in Australia to be listed on the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) Schools and Programmes Directory, which only features programs that meet its training criteria.

The courses within your eight-unit Graduate Certificate program cover Advanced Textual Skills, Applied and Advanced Translation, and the Theory of Translation. Materials in your translation classes cover a range of subjects, including highly specialised areas of legal and medical translation.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Build the foundation for a career in high-level translation and be trained to work in specialised fields in government or private sectors.
  • Study at the only interpreting and translation program in Australia focusing solely on Japanese and English.
  • Learn from teaching staff who are highly qualified NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) certified translators.

Career pathways

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

  • Liaison officer
  • Japanese translator
  • Japanese cultural adviser
  • Cultural support liaison