Graduate Diploma in Interpreting

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

The Graduate Diploma in Interpreting provides suitably qualified graduates with training in interpreting leading to accreditation by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) as professional interpreters (formerly known as Level 3). Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Interpreting can articulate into the Master of Arts Translation and Interpreting Studies. Credit is given for common units. The Graduate Certificate in Interpreting and Translation is available as an early exit point from this course.

Designed for

Fluent bilinguals seeking a theoretical background as they acquire the high level skills necessary to practise as professional interpreters


80 credit points


  • Interpreting
  • translation

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor or postgraduate degree in any discipline and have native or near-native proficiency in one of the following languages: Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese and Spanish


This course is approved by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the Certified Interpreter level (formerly Level 3).

Study pathways

Students who wish to sit for NAATI Certification must pass the unit 'Preparation for NAATI Certification (PG)'. Students who are unable to pass this unit will be able to graduate with the Graduate Diploma in Interpreting Studies as an alternative exit, provided they pass an alternative unit of 10 credit points.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Parramatta City International: $32,004 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 1.5 years

Further information

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English.

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