Postgraduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting

University of Canterbury

Subject area

Translating and Interpreting


32 Weeks

Total student fees


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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.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

An approved Bachelor's degree or recognised equivalent.

Detailed requirements

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32 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$4,092 $4,092
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$4,273 $4,273
Total $8,365 $8,365

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

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