Graduate Diploma in Translation

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00917K

The Graduate Diploma in Translation provides suitably qualified graduates with training in translation leading to accreditation by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) as professional translators (formerly known as Level 3). Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Translation can articulate into the Master of Arts Translation and Interpreting Studies. Credit is given for common units.

Designed for

People who are fluent in a language other than English desiring training as translators


80 credit points


  • Language
  • Translation

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor or postgraduate degree in any discipline
  • IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent
  • And near-native proficiency in one of the following languages: Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish


Approved by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the Certified Translator 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 Translation Studies as an alternative exit, provided they pass an alternative unit of 10 credit points.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Parramatta City International: $35,280 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

Inherent requirements apply. See WS website for more details.

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