Interested in becoming an interpreter or translator? Develop the skills for this interesting and varied career in as little as two years with the Diploma in Interpreting and Translation.
In today’s globalised world there are many opportunities for professional interpreters and translators. The Diploma in Interpreting and Translation is designed to prepare you for work in a variety of community settings or carry out translation assignments for clients in New Zealand and overseas.
All papers have an online component and some lectures are taught in a virtual classroom. Translation lectures are fully online, while lectures in interpreting papers are taught face-to-face on campus.
For online students, the weekly online lecture will be held during office hours, but all tasks and resources are available online 24/7. To be an online translation student you need a reliable home computer and a good broadband internet connection.
All interpreting exams are taken on campus.
Translation exams are taken online under strict exam conditions. Students must be undisturbed in a room when they work on their exam, use their webcam, and allow the examiner remote access to their computer for supervision purposes.
Graduates will be able to work as translators and interpreters in the two most socially relevant areas of interpreting: health and legal settings. Legal interpreting opportunities may include work for Tenancy Services, the Customs Department, Disputes Tribunals and the Child, Youth and Family Service.
Health interpreting opportunities may include work in outpatient clinics, emergency departments, mental health settings and counselling.
25 Feb 2019
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.