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Postgraduate Certificate in Translation – PGCertTrans

New admissions into the Postgraduate Certificate in Translation were suspended in 2022. Students who have a current enrolment in this subject should contact their faculty for advice regarding completion.

The regulations for this postgraduate certificate are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.


1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

a (i) completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts from this University with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 45 points above Stage II, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative


(ii) produced evidence to the satisfaction of Senate or its representative, of appropriate academic or professional preparation, equivalent to a degree, to undertake the programme


b demonstrated competence in one of the languages offered for the Postgraduate Certificate equivalent to at least the level of a B+ grade in a language course above Stage II or above at this University


c for students who are not native speakers of English and who have not had at least three years of tertiary education with English as the language of instruction, a minimum overall score of IELTS (Academic) 7 or equivalent.

2 An interview and written aptitude test may be required.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 A student enrolled for this postgraduate certificate must:

a pass courses with a total value of 60 points


b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Certificates.

4 The total enrolment for this postgraduate certificate must not exceed 90 points.

Structure and Content

5 A student enrolled for this postgraduate certificate must complete the requirement for one of the specialisations listed in the Postgraduate Certificate in Translation Studies Schedule.

6 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

7 The programme for each student requires the approval of the Academic Head.


8 A student may apply to reassign courses passed for this postgraduate certificate to the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies or Master of Translation.


9 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.


10 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2020.

Postgraduate Certificate in Translation (PGCertTrans) Schedule

Specialisations available:

Community Translation


60 points: TRANSLAT 713, 719

Multimedia Translation


60 points: TRANSLAT 712, 715