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Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting

University of Canterbury

Subject area

Translating and Interpreting

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Entry requirements

An approved Bachelor's degree or recognised equivalent.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will gain knowledge of theoretical approaches to translation and interpreting and will develop general skills of translating and/or interpreting from and into their second language. Graduates choosing to specialise in computer-assisted translation will have developed critical thinking for the use of computer-assisted translation tools, including captioning and translation memory. Graduates specialising in community translation will have acquired knowledge and skills necessary to translate and interpret for the culturally and ethnically diverse communities of Aotearoa New Zealand as well as the ability to make informed ethical decisions in their professional practice, including in crisis scenarios. Upon completing these degrees, students will have the level equivalent to provisional interpreter or certified translator, according to the NAATI framework.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Language and Literature at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Rural Women New Zealand Text Book Grant for Tertiary Students

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand



$500 each

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Rural Women New Zealand Tertiary Bursaries

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand



$1,000 each.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 827 748
Phone: (03) 369 3999

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