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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts - New Zealand Sign Language - English Interpreting

Course code: #AK3704

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts - New Zealand Sign Language - English Interpreting

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $30,400 NZD

  • Application fee

    $150 NZD

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

Highlights
Workplace experience

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 27-February-2022 2022-02-27
Winter-July 17-July-2022 2022-07-17

Overview

Bachelor of Arts - New Zealand Sign Language - English Interpreting

Professional sign language interpreters are in high demand in New Zealand. Sign language interpreters are essential to ensure the Deaf community has access to New Zealand legal, educational and health systems. This major prepares you for a career as a sign language interpreter.

You become familiar with the Deaf community and culture, and helping you achieve proficiency in New Zealand Sign Language. In the second and third year you’re introduced to the interpreting profession, including the history of interpreting locally and internationally. 

You develop interpreting skills for a wide range of settings, and explore the ethical issues of sign language interpreting. This major is also available as a minor.

Scholarships from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Economic Development are available for NZSL interpreting students. 

What this major covers

New Zealand Sign Language – English Interpreting courses:

  • New Zealand Sign Language I, II, III, IV, V
  • New Zealand Sign Language Discourse
  • Deaf Community and Culture I, II
  • Interpreter Role, Ethics and Practice
  • Societal Contexts for Interpreting
  • Current Issues in the Deaf World
  • Comparative Analysis of English and NZSL
  • NZSL Interpreting 1, 2, 3
  • Advanced Legal Interpreting and/or Advanced Health Interpreting
  • Advanced Interpretation Legal Studies and/or Advanced Interpretation Health Studies

Workplace experience

Workplace experience is a key part of your final year. In the first semester you’ll be in the community, observing and learning from professional interpreters in a wide range of settings. In the second semester, you’ll be interpreting alongside professional interpreters, your lecturers, and classmates.

Recent placements included: Auckland Zoo, Auckland Art Gallery, Workplace meetings, University lectures, Parent-baby groups, Community workshops.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$42,200

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,800
Tuition 1 person $30,400

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Birth certificate or passport
  • Marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official Transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency
  • CV/Work experience (If required)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

7
6.5
listening
7
writing
7
speaking
6.5
reading

TOEFL

100
20
listening
27
writing
23
speaking
20
reading

PTE

65
58
listening
65
writing
65
speaking
58
reading

Cambridge

185
176
listening
185
writing
185
speaking
176
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

COVID-19 situation: additional English tests accepted for 2021 and 2022

  • IELTS Indicator
  • TOEFL Special At Home Edition

 

If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.

Language courses at AUT International House:

AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.

On-campus academic English courses (GIE and IELTS Full-time) at International House:

1) GIE (academic preparation and university entrance programme)

The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).

Entry requirement:

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening

2) IELTS Full-time

Entry requirement:

There is a different entry requirement for each level of the IELTS course.

  • Level 1: you need IELTS 4.5 with a minimum band score of 4.0
  • Level 2: you need IELTS 5.5 with a minimum band score of 5.0

Academic background and requirement

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

high school qualifications from different countries:

India: Indian applicants must have completed one of the following:

  • Higher Secondary School Exam or All-India Senior School Certificate with an average of 75% in the four best subjects, with a minimum of 60% in English
  • Indian School Certificate (ISC) with a minimum of 60% in English

China:

  • Senior High School graduation plus one year of successful study at bachelor's level; or
  • Senior High School graduation plus completion of a two-year diploma, with good grades, at a recognised university.
  • A Tier 1 score in the National University Entrance Examination (Gaokao) at a recognised institution

NZ Sign Language - English Interpreting major: High level of competency in English (NZSL fluency is not required). Interview will be required.

Don’t meet the entry requirements?

Consider starting with:

  • Diploma in Arts

Foundation programmes

If you don’t have the academic qualifications needed for direct entry into an AUT programme, you can enrol in a foundation programme.

If you successfully complete the foundation programme and the get the required grades, you are guaranteed entry into an appropriate AUT programme.

NCUK pathways

AUT has established a partnership with NCUK, enabling you to study at a NCUK Study Centre in your home country, and then come directly into your chosen AUT degree. 

  • International Foundation Year (IFY)
    The IFY can help you bridge the gap between your current qualification and university study.

Career opportunities

  • Adviser of Deaf Children
  • NZSL - English Translator
  • Consumer Administrator
  • Executive Assistant
  • Operations Consultant
  • Operational Policy Adviser
  • Educational Interpreter

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