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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

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Graduate Diploma in Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation

Gain a solid grounding in Japanese translation and two-way Japanese/English interpreting.

The Graduate Diploma in Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation is a one year, full-time program in interpreting and translation offering a solid grounding in translation and consecutive interpreting. Translation is in one direction only, into students' native language, while interpreting is performed in both directions – Japanese to English and English to Japanese.

This program is one of just two in Australia to be listed on the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) Schools and Programmes Directory, which only features programs that meet its training criteria.

You'll have access to one of the top facilities in Australia, completely refurbished in 2019, featuring the same simultaneous interpreting equipment used in the UN and other major European organisations.

All materials covered in interpreting classes are authentic and cover a range of subjects likely to arise in a real conference interpreting setting.

Program highlights

  • Study at the only interpreting and translation program in Australia focusing solely on Japanese and English.
  • Complete your Diploma in just one year of full-time study.
  • Enjoy access to one of the top interpreter training facilities in Australia, with the same equipment used in the United Nations.
  • Develop advanced linguistic competence in both Japanese and English, with highly-qualified translators and conference interpreters.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Japanese cultural adviser
  • International business translator/interpreter
  • Legal translator/interpreter
  • Medical translator/interpreter
  • Interpreter
  • Conference translator/interpreter
  • Foreign language analyst

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Approved degree or equivalent in any discipline; or


GCAJT; and

Have completed the school's aptitude test in spoken and written Japanese and English to the standard set by the Executive Dean.

Proficiency in spoken and written Japanese and English. See English Language Proficiency requirements.

Candidates must sit and pass the Aptitude Test set by the School of Languages and Cultures before being admitted to the program. A fee may apply for the Aptitude Test. More information about the aptitude test, and test dates can be found on the School of Languages and Cultures website.

  • Course Code: 061824K
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 34800 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 24505 AUD
    Application Fee: 100 AUD
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