What qualifications or certificates do you need to start a translation business?

Hello, I am thinking about making my own small business in translating in Australia/Queensland, but I have no idea what qualification(s) I need.

Would a 'certificate in ..... ' be sufficient, or would I need a 'diploma'? What is the name of the course that I need to do at TAFE to make a small business? Also, would I need a certificate or diploma in marketing?

I know. These are 'dumb' questions, but I would appreciate any help/suggestions.

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Ben Fewtrell

Ben Fewtrell, Managing Partner at

Thanks for reaching out. 
Unfortunately, I don't have the answers for you as this is something you would need to find out from government websites. 
There may be some information at your local council, their website or at a TAFE near you. 
Wishing you all the best! 

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