Monash University is currently a national leader in the field of Translation and Interpreting Studies. We offer a Master by Coursework in translation and interpreting (T&I), in two different streams, translation-only or translation & interpreting. Languages on offer are: Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish. All our streams are taught by academics and T&I practitioners. This is one of the few courses in Australia approved at the Professional Interpreter, Professional Translator and Conference Interpreter levels by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).
The programme has established strong collaboration with a range of industry bodies, international organisations, associations and government agencies. These, along with cross-faculty partnerships, allow our students to undertake professional internships in a range of areas. T&I students have the opportunity to work with students from other Faculties within the university setting, then build on that experience in professional workplaces with industry partners. There are also plenty of opportunities to engage with literary translation as Monash University hosts The AALITRA Review and runs seminars and workshops on literary translation.
An indication of the quality of the T&I research and training carried out at Monash is the University’s status as a full member of CIUTI (Conférence Internationale d’Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interprètes), the international association of tertiary institutions offering degrees in translation and interpreting, and the world’s oldest and most prestigious of its kind. Monash is the first and only Australian university having gained this membership, which is limited to institutions that meet internationally recognised standards.
The stream in Conference Interpreting, approved by NAATI for five language pairs (English with either Chinese, French, Indonesian, Japanese or Spanish), has recently been listed on the Schools Directory of the AIIC, the International Association for Conference Interpreters, which includes only interpreting programmes that meet AIIC’s training criteria.
- Forum provides insight into need for interpreting services in legal, mental health and domestic violence areasThe recent ‘Domestic Violence & Interpreting – A National Forum’ hosted by Monash’s Translation & Interpreting Studies (24–25 September 2015), provided an informative insight into Read more
- An inter-disciplinary forum on domestic violence took place at the Monash University Law Chambers on 24-25 September, addressing an issue that is commanding greater attention Read more
- The Interpreting and Translation Studies program has recently signed a MoU with the Department of Regional Cooperation and External Relations of the Government of New Read more
- Interpreting & Translation students undertake internships at the headquarters of two international organisationsStudents in the master of Interpreting and Translation Studies have recently gained in-house experience as professional translators and interpreters working at the headquarters of two Read more
- Joint class of Master of Interpreting and Translation (MITS) students and Master of International Development Practice (MIDP) studentsStudents from the combined interpreting and translation stream of the MITS joined MIDP students at a joint class in which students from each group learnt Read more
- On 24-25 September 2015, the Translation & Interpreting Studies Program, Monash University convened a forum in Melbourne addressing the area of domestic violence and the Read more