Master of Interpreting and Translation

Western Sydney University

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

This program provides suitably qualified graduates with training in interpreting and translation leading to accreditation by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) as professional interpreters and/or translators (formerly known as Level 3). The Master of Arts Translation and Interpreting Studies is also available as an exit award for students who are unable to pass Accreditation Studies and who undertake an additional PG unit instead. The Graduate Certificate in Interpreting and Translation, the Graduate Diploma in Interpreting Studies, and the Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies are available as early exit points from this course. Subject to demand, the following languages are available: Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish.

Designed for

Fluent bilinguals wishing to obtain theoretical background and high level skills necessary to practise as professional interpreters or translators


160 credit points


  • Interpreting and linguistics

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor or postgraduate degree (any)
  • Native or near native proficiency in one of the following languages: Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish


National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the Professional level

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Parramatta City International: $64,008 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Inherent requirements apply. See WS website for details.

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