Postgraduate Certificate in Translation

Kick start your professional development in community translation or multimedia translation with this practical qualification.

Quick facts  
Programme type Postgraduate
Points 60
Duration Full-time: One semester
Part-time: Varies
Location City Campus
Application closing date 8 December 2018

Programme overview

Our postgraduate certificate has two specialisations.

The Community Translation specialisation will prepare you to work for communities as an intercultural communicator in public service settings. For situations that range from health to disaster management scenarios, you will learn the theories, techniques and professional ethics required to translate public service information. This may involve ad hoc interpreting.

The Multimedia Translation specialisation will prepare you to translate professionally in increasingly technical environments, including those that provide digital content. You will use computer-aided translation tools to boost your productivity. You will also gain experience with audiovisual translation tools that enable content accessibility for different end-users, including those with hearing or vision impairments.

Entry requirements

These are the indicative entry requirements. More detailed information will be provided soon.

  • You must have completed a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent with a GPA of 5.0 or higher in 45 points above Stage II (equivalent to above B2 in CEFR), or professional experience equivalent to a degree.
  • You must have competence in one of the languages offered for the PGCertTrans (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish) other than English, equivalent to at least the level of a B+ grade in a language course at Stage III (equivalent to at least C1 level in CEFR).
  • If you have not undertaken tertiary study in your chosen language, you will need to sit a language test to demonstrate your competence.
  • If you are not a native speaker of English and have not had at least three years of tertiary education with English as the language of instruction, you will need a minimum overall score of IELTS (Academic) 7 or equivalent.


If you would like to find out more about studying Translation Studies, please contact our Postgraduate Adviser.