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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Graduate Diploma in Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation

  • Graduate Diploma

Gain a solid grounding in Japanese translation and two-way Japanese/English interpreting.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1 year full-time
Course Code
5438, 061824K
Intake Months
International Fees
$34,800 per year / $34,800 total

About this course

The Graduate Diploma in Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation is a one year, full-time program in interpreting and translation offering a solid grounding in translation and consecutive interpreting. Translation is in one direction only, into students' native language, while interpreting is performed in both directions - Japanese to English and English to Japanese.

This 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.

You'll have access to one of the top facilities in Australia, completely refurbished in 2019, featuring the same simultaneous interpreting equipment used in the UN and other major European organisations.

All materials covered in interpreting classes are authentic and cover a range of subjects likely to arise in a real conference interpreting setting.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Study at the only interpreting and translation program in Australia focusing solely on Japanese and English.
  • Complete your Diploma in just one year of full-time study.
  • Enjoy access to one of the top interpreter training facilities in Australia, with the same equipment used in the United Nations.
  • Develop advanced linguistic competence in both Japanese and English, with highly-qualified translators and conference interpreters.

Career pathways

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

  • Japanese cultural adviser
  • International business translator/interpreter
  • Legal translator/interpreter
  • Medical translator/interpreter
  • Interpreter
  • Conference translator/interpreter
  • Foreign language analyst