What will I learn?

Expand your career

The Graduate Certificate is the fastest way to gain knowledge that can expand your career, providing the skills to transition into the field of Translating and Interpreting.

Industry collaboration

Collaborate with industry, gain critical skills and begin an industry-led qualification. You'll have access to teachers with extensive industry experience and knowledge.

Expand your language skills and begin an exciting and challenging career that can take you all over the world.

Through the Graduate Certificate in Translating and Interpreting, you will learn advanced concepts of translating and interpreting to help communications across cultures and languages.

You'll build the skills to be able to navigate complex issues and situations, and to effectively communicate from one language to another. You'll also develop the ability to investigate and analyse a range of approaches to translating and interpreting in professional practice.

Build the skills and knowledge you require to seek certification credentials from the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), and begin an exciting global career in this field. Upon the completion of this graduate certificate, you will be eligible to apply for the Provisionally Certified Interpreter test, ​Professional Translator test and Recognised interpreter and/or Recognised Translator credentials.


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

multinational firms and agencies operating in Australia and overseas
foreign embassies and posts • government departments and agencies
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 in Australia or overseas

Graduates can also freelance as translators/interpreters.

Upon the successful completion of this graduate certificate, you will be eligible to transition into the Graduate Diploma in Translating and Interpreting and Master of Translating and Interpreting.

Which department am I in?

College of Design and Social Context



Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
A$15,840.00 (US$ 11,115) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected July 2022


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

You must have successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in any discipline.

If you have not completed an undergraduate degree, you may still be considered if you have at least 5 years of relevant work experience in interpreting or translating or in the use of bilingual language skills. If you wish for your work experience to be considered, you must submit a CV and a personal statement detailing your relevant work experience.

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

RMIT is among the world’s top 1% of universities (QS University Rankings 2021) and enjoys 5 QS Stars across all categories.

  • Based in the heart of Melbourne city
  • Houses some of the world’s best facilities
  • Among the world’s top 250 universities
  • Specialises in industry-based and practical learning

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