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MACTI Japanese Interpreting and Translation

Catalog id : 5207
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
2 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
29920 AUD
National
21120 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87
TOEFL-PBT (min)570

About this course

This is a professional program providing training for students with very high levels of competence in the Japanese and English languages as translators and conference interpreters. It covers four broad, interlinked areas of study: theoretical and practical training in interpreting techniques; theoretical and practical training in translation techniques; training in ancillary skills such as public speaking and job-specific research; and training in professional areas such as ethics and business skills.

This program is also listed on the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) Schools Directory, which features only training programs that meet their training criteria.

 

Study options:

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

  • Doctor of Philosophy

Careers:

The program trains graduates for work as conference interpreters and/or translators. It is anticipated that graduates of the program will gain employment as interpreters and/or translators or else upgrade their language skills to a level where they can be used in the practice of another profession.

Professional memberships:

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters at the first Professional level (formerly NAATI level 3).
  • NAATI accreditation at Conference Interpreter and Advanced Translator level (formerly NAATI Level 4)

Accreditation body:

  • National Accreditation Authority For Translators And Interpreters

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Students can contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

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Eligibility Criteria

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

  • Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5; or 
  • Both GCAJI with a GPA of 5 and GCAJT with a GPA of 5; or 
  • GDipAJIT with a GPA of 5; and 
  • Have completed the school's aptitude test in spoken and written Japanese and English to the standard set by the executive dean.

 For International students:

  • Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 5; or 
  • Both GCAJI with a GPA of 5 and GCAJT with a GPA of 5; or 
  • GDipAJIT with a GPA of 5; and 
  • Have completed the school's aptitude test in spoken and written Japanese and English to the standard set by the executive dean.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

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Course Modules

  Course Code Course Title    

      Part A:

  • JAPN7110 Public Speaking
  • JAPN7120 Advanced Textual Skills
  • JAPN7130 Applied Translation
  • JAPN7140 Consecutive Interpreting into English
  • JAPN7150 Consecutive Interpreting into Japanese
  • JAPN7160 Advanced Translation I
  • JAPN7170 Theory of Translation
  • LTCS6000 General Research Methods

      Part B:

  • JAPN7200 Live Interpreting Forum I
  • JAPN7210 Technical Translation I
  • JAPN7220 Conference Interpreting
  • JAPN7230 Live Interpreting Forum II
  • JAPN7260 Advanced/Technical Translation II

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Additional application information:

  • Work experience desirable but not essential. 
  • Applicants must sit and pass an aptitude test set by the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies before being admitted to the program. A fee may apply for the MAJIT aptitude test. More information about the aptitude test, and test dates can be found on the School of Languages and Cultures website.

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