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RMIT University

  • 45% international / 55% domestic

Graduate Diploma in Translating and Interpreting

  • Graduate Diploma

Build on your advanced bilingual skills to understand theories and industrial issues.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
GD168P13, 061260G
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$24,000 per year / $24,000 total
International Fees
$31,680 per year / $31,680 total

About this course

Looking for a way to turn your bilingual abilities into a thriving career? Translators and interpreters are highly sought-after professionals who provide a link between people of different cultures with a language barrier.

Designed for people with advanced bilingual skills who want to further their career, this course will introduce you to theoretical approaches, specialised knowledge of industry, and ethical issues in the field. You'll learn how to use communication media to support translating and interpreting work, and gain insight into the intersection of theory and practice.

By linking translation technology, ethics, and professional and theoretical studies to practical issues in translating and interpreting, RMIT graduates are work-ready and prepared to respond to industry requirements.

RMIT is endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). The course caters for a vast range of languages, including:

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Study locations

Melbourne City

Career pathways

Graduates of this course are qualified to work in a wide range of work contexts and industries in Australia and overseas. Potential employers include:

  • multinational firms
  • foreign embassies and posts
  • government departments
  • NGOs
  • localisation industry
  • private businesses.

Broader career prospects include employment in government areas such as:

  • cross-cultural communication
  • social and welfare services
  • security services
  • international trade relations

Graduates can also freelance as translators/interpreters.