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Courses in NZ


 

NZSTI WORKSHOPS:
NZSTI hosts workshops from time to time to assist members with their ongoing professional development. These workshops are usually open to non-members. 
Please note that these workshops are NOT QUALIFICATIONS.

SLIANZ MEMBERS:
NZSTI is formally affiliated with the Sign Language Interpreters Association of New Zealand. Members of SLIANZ who join NZSTI are granted full Member status.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. Recognition of translation and interpreting courses in New Zealand by NZSTI:

NZSTI's benchmarking process is based on the NZQA system so that the society may ascertain the correct NZSTI membership level for graduates of those courses. Once assessed, graduates of courses in NZ may be admitted into the society as either full Members or Affiliates. Graduates of courses that do not meet NZSTI's strict criteria will be admitted as Observers of the society

2. Translator Language Direction

Translation qualifications listed below are accepted for Translator membership that is direction-specific, being the one direction Foreign language into Native language.

MEMBER LEVEL COURSES

NZSTI at its discretion grants Full Membership for courses in translation or interpreting taught at recognised NZ tertiary institutions with a minimum of 120 credits and level 7, in the translation language direction of Foreign language into   Native language, provided the applicant has passed the course with a minimum overall grade average of B and received a minimum of B+ in the practical translation or interpreting paper. 

Examples of qualifications normally granted full MEMBER status:

The University of Auckland:
Master of Professional Studies (Translation) [with min. grade average B and B+ in Practical Translation]
Post Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies [with min. grade average B and B+ in Practical Translation]
PhD Translation Studies

Auckland University of Technology:
MA Applied Language, Translation [with min. grade average B and B+ in Practical Translation]
Bachelor of Arts (Interpreting) [with min. grade average B and B+ in Practical Interpreting]
Bachelor of Arts (Translation) [with min. grade average B and B+ in Practical Translation]
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Translation) [with min. grade average B and B+ in Practical Translation]
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Interpreting) [with min. grade average B and B+ in Practical Interpreting]     

Victoria University:
MA Literary Translation Studies

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters: 
NAATI Professional Translator or Interpreter
 examination (formerly Level III) 

AFFILIATE LEVEL COURSES

NZSTI at its discretion grants Affiliate status for courses in translation or interpreting taught at recognised NZ tertiary institutions with a minimum of 30 credits and level 6, in the translation language direction of Foreign language into Native language.

Examples of qualifications normally granted  AFFILIATE status:       

The University of Auckland:
Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Interpreting 

Auckland University of Technology:
Diploma in Interpreting and Translation (2-year course)
Graduate Certificate in Arts - Interpreting / Translation
(Translation papers taught online)

Unitec:
Certificate in Liaison Interpreting [for qualifications obtained after 7 July 2007]

Interpreting New Zealand:
Introductory Interpreting Course Assessment [plus reference confirming a minimum of 1 year's employment with INZ]

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters: 
NAATI Paraprofessional Translator or Interpreter
 examination (formerly Level II) 

 

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