Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation)




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
In any dialogue between speakers of different languages, interpreters and translators are the essential link for effective communication. They are the highly prized frontline of international business and tourism, international diplomacy, and cross cultural community, health and legal work.
The Western Sydney University can equip you for a fully accredited career in Interpreting and Translation, straight from school. The University is the only university in Australia whose undergraduate course is fully accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), so you can graduate directly into a professional career as an Interpreter or Translator, with no further study.
The languages offered at Western Sydney University are Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Spanish. You can also complete minor studies in advanced language, cultural studies and linguistics.
Career Opportunities:
Australian employers are required to recruit accredited Interpreters and Translators. As this course is approved by Australia's national accreditation body, the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), graduates will be qualified to work as interpreters and/or translator.
Interpreters and translators may choose to work for a particular employer or to have the freedom and flexibility of working freelance.
Interpreters and translators are important in the health industry as they commonly work to communicate between a patient and health practitioner that don't share a common language.
Business firms hire interpreters and translators to communicate effectively between parties that don't share a common language. This is essential for international business.
The tourism industry has a strong international market, relying heavily on interpreters and translators to maintain relationships with clients. Within tourism, these roles are important from an on the ground tour facilitator level to an executive level.
Welfare organisations need interpreters and translators to facilitate communication between clients who don't speak English.


Which department am I in? School of Humanities and Communication Arts

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Students must have Australian Year 12 Higher School Certificate in or outside Australia; International Baccalaureate in Australia; New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), Level 3. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic version): 6.5 overall score, minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL internet-based score: Total score 82, Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Students must have:
successful completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 60
successful completion of a recognized foundation studies program
One year of university studies or completion of a qualification equivalent to an Australian AQF certificate IV.
Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.
English Language Requirements:
IELTS: 6.5 overall score (min 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL internet-based score of 82: Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (3 years)

A$25,480.00 (US$ 19,930) per year

5 March 2018, 30 July 2018

Parramatta City Campus PARRAMATTA, New South Wales, 2150, SYDNEY, Australia