Programme code: AK3771
Duration: 2 years part-time
Start date: 3 March 2014
Application deadline: November 2013 or until full
Applicants need to have achieved a very high level in English (equivalent to IELTS Academic 7) and one other language, as there is no language development provided. Therefore, applicants will have an interview, a Listening test and a short Writing test. Tests and the interview may be taken by distance for those outside of Auckland.
Apart from language requirements, normal university entrance qualifications are required. Former students may be able to cross credit papers done within the last 4 years, subject to Examination Board approval.
Former students may have to surrender their certificates (including academic transcript) to cross credit more than 30 points to the Diploma in Interpreting and Translation.
And 2 papers from the following 4 papers:
If students are not able to complete the Diploma in Interpreting and Translation due to unforeseen circumstances, they may apply for an exit qualification:
Exams are taken through AUT online, under strict time limits. Candidates must undertake to be in a room where they will not be disturbed, and must observe strict exam conditions and confidentiality. Legal and Health exams need to be taken at AUT in person.
After completing the diploma, graduates will be able to work as translators and interpreters in the two most socially relevant areas of interpreting i.e. health and legal settings.
Legal interpreting opportunities may include work in areas such as:
Health interpreting opportunities may include work in areas such as:
Possible graduate pathways
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.