Diploma in Arts Extended - Interpreting and Translation

  • Effective from: 2020
  • Approved Abbreviation: DipArts
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7166
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 0101799

This program applies to students who commenced in 2020 or later. 

This program is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

This program offers a pathway into Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation), a degree which provides students with the appropriate training and theoretical background to equip them to work as professional interpreters and/or translators.

In the Extended Diploma students complete the first year subjects of the Arts degree, with additional preparatory subjects delivered via extended face to face hours in smaller learning environments to assist in the transition to University study. Students who successfully complete this Diploma may articulate into the Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting and Translation) degree with up to one year (80 credit points) equivalent of advanced standing.

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Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode

One and a half years full-time (four terms).

Program Advice

College Course Enquiries

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Bankstown Campus Full Time Internal See above
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Full Time Internal See above

Admission

This program is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over and not currently enrolled in or completing Year 12 in the same year of intended admission.

International Students:

IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each sub band; or equivalent results from The College English Language Program or The College English Entrance Test; and completion of year 11 or equivalent with specified results.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 150 credit points which include the subjects listed in the pathways below.

Local Recent School Leavers and Non-Credentialed Applicants

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must pass all the Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program.
Students must pass 40 credit points from the following Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) prior to enrolling in the University level units.
Term 1 of Study
LANG 0046Understanding the Arts (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0034Essential Skills for Academic Success (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0009Cultural Perspectives (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0006Australian Studies (WSTC Prep)10
Term 2 of Study
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0009Academic Skills for Arts (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0011Texts and Communication (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 1032Thinking Critically About Texts and Society (WSTC)10
Term 3 of Study
LANG 1031Foundations of Academic English (WSTC)10
HUMN 1059When Worlds Collide: European Empires and the World, c.1600-1950 (WSTC)10
HUMN 1056Diversity, Language and Culture (WSTC)10
Term 4 of Study
LANG 1016Introduction to Literary Studies (WSTC)10
HUMN 1055Australian Politics and Active Citizenship (WSTC)10
HUMN 1018Everyday Life (WSTC)10
Select one of the following:10
Mathematical Patterns and Relationships (WSTC)
Introduction to International Relations (WSTC)
Total Credit Points150

International Students

Subject Title Credit Points
Students must pass all the Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program.
Students must pass 40 credit points from the following Preparatory subjects (WSTC Prep) prior to enrolling in the University level units.
Term 1 of Study
LANG 0046Understanding the Arts (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0034Essential Skills for Academic Success (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0009Cultural Perspectives (WSTC Prep)10
HUMN 0006Australian Studies (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0026English for International Students 1 (WSTC Prep)0
Term 2 of Study
LANG 0003Academic English (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 0009Academic Skills for Arts (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 0011Texts and Communication (WSTC Prep)10
LANG 1032Thinking Critically About Texts and Society (WSTC)10
Term 3 of Study
LANG 1031Foundations of Academic English (WSTC)10
HUMN 1059When Worlds Collide: European Empires and the World, c.1600-1950 (WSTC)10
HUMN 1056Diversity, Language and Culture (WSTC)10
Term 4 of Study
LANG 1016Introduction to Literary Studies (WSTC)10
HUMN 1055Australian Politics and Active Citizenship (WSTC)10
HUMN 1018Everyday Life (WSTC)10
Select one of the following:10
Mathematical Patterns and Relationships (WSTC)
Introduction to International Relations (WSTC)
Total Credit Points150