AUT - Diploma in Interpreting and Translation


Diploma in Interpreting and Translation

The Diploma in Interpreting and Translation is a comprehensive course designed to prepare professional interpreters and translators for work in a variety of community settings in New Zealand, or to carry out a range of translation assignments for clients in New Zealand and overseas.

Programme code: AK3771
Level: 6
Points: 120
Duration: 2 years part-time
Venue: City campus
Start date: 2 March 2015

AUT University encourages early application. These qualifications will remain open until all places have been filled.

Entry requirements

  • Not open to school leavers. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency to undergraduate degree level in English and an additional language.
  • Students with English as an additional language (EAL): IELTS 7 overall or equivalent. All EAL applicants will be interviewed and required to sit a specific listening test and write a sample of English.
  • New Zealanders with English as their first language will be required to do an equivalent test in their language of choice.
  • An interview is required.

Structure and content


A student must complete 60 points from these papers:
165027  Introduction to Translation
166760  Theory and Practice of Interpreting
166761  Societal Contexts for Interpreting
166006  Translation Skills: Analysis, Appropriateness and Accuracy

Health and Legal — and 30 points from:
167780  Advanced Interpretation Health Studies
167770  Advanced Interpretation Legal Studies

Health and Legal — and 30 points from the following 4 papers:
167771  Advanced Interpretation Legal Interpreting
167772  Advanced Interpretation Legal Translation
167781  Advanced Interpretation Health Interpreting
167782  Advanced Interpretation Health Translation

Last updated: 22-Aug-2014 1.01pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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