Welcome to Translation & Interpreting Studies

  • 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 three different streams. Languages on offer are: Arabic, 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).

    We also run Double Master DegreesPhD programs in translation, interpreting and intercultural studies, as well as Professional Development short courses.

    The programme has established strong collaboration with a range of industry bodies, 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 an annual summer/winter school, a week-long series of 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 new 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.



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  • Monash University and Kobe City University of Foreign Studies are pleased to announce a new double master in Interpreting and Translation studies. The course will start in 2015. It will provide training for future translators and interpreters working in the English-Japanese pair, and will be taught by academics and professional translators and interpreters from both institutions. Students will also ... Read more
  • The T&I Studies Program and the Melbourne French Theatre have just signed a student placement agreement which will provide French-English translator trainees with the opportunity to develop their skills in the field of Theatre Translation, and in particular in Surtitling. MFT is one of the rare companies to stage plays in French and to use ... Read more
  • The next student intake for the MITS Conference Interpreting stream will be in February 2015. The aptitude test will  be organised in May 2015. Further information will be posted on this page closer to the date. This course is NAATI approved for accreditation at Conference Interpreter level and Professional Translator level. After an introductory semester to Translation and ... Read more
  • Marcus Xiaokang Liu a recent graduate in the Masters of  Interpreting and Translation Studies is  excelling in his role with Chin Communications.    For students keen to find out how to earn a spot as part of the team at Chin …  Read more … Read More... Read more
  • Monash Translation and Interpreting Studies is delighted to announce they have just signed a MoU with the SPC, The Secretariat of the Pacific Community, which will give students of the MITS the possibility to undertake an international internship. The SPC, based in Noumea, New Caledonia, is an international organisation founded in 1947 that works in public ... Read more
  • L’Occupazione Cinese: Made in Prato, a documentary by Massimo Luconi, produced by D4 with Rai Cinema (in Italian with English subtitles) was screened on 29th October as part of the 6th Chinese in Prato & 4th Wenzhouese Diaspora Symposia held at the Monash Prato Centre on 29-30 October. As part of the ongoing collaboration between Monash ... Read more
  • Monash University and the Università degli Studi di Trieste (Trieste, Italy) are delighted to announce a new double master in Translation and Interpreting Studies.  The course will start in 2014 and will provide training for future translators and interpreters working in the English-Italian pair, and a second foreign language, and will be taught by academics and professional ... Read more
  •   The AUSIT Excellence Awards and D-Day Expo in T&I will this year be held in Melbourne on November 16. The awards aim at encouraging best practice in T&I, professionalism, dedication to quality, innovation and outstanding contribution to the industry. Monash Translation and Interpreting Studies are sponsoring the event. For more information please visit www.ausitawards.org Read More... Read more
  • Four students from the Master of Interpreting and Translation Studies have recently completed a one week internship in Hobart, in the headquarters of the organisation ACAP, the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels. The three official working languages of this international organisation are English, French and Spanish, and the internship was an opportunity for ... Read more
  • To recognize the importance of training translators and interpreters, Chin Communications have decided to reward excellence with a student scholarship, offered to support students undertaking Monash’s Master of Interpreting and Translation in Mandarin. Find out more here    Read More... Read more
  • The Translation and Interpreting Studies Section has signed a research agreement with OnCall Interpreters and Translators. Read More... Read more
  • Translation & Intercultural Research Group Seminar Series    Faculty-wide Events Staff and students of Monash, as well as visiting artists, delight audiences through the Lunchtime Concert Series, Sound Series and other concert and events. Join our Mailing List now and get the latest information and reminders on Upcoming Events including: Lunchtime Concert Series, Sound Series, Special Concerts/Events and Workshops. (Contact: Sue ... Read more