Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

National ID: PSP50916
State ID: AZY7
Qualification level:

Course is available at the following locations

Public
North Metropolitan TAFE

Do you want to put your bilingual skills to good use?

This course has a focus on ethics of interpreting and concepts to assist in interpreting preparation. It is best suited to people who have some experience in interpreting and have completed a Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English. With this qualification and some experience behind you, youcould find yourself working in communityorganisations and/or theprivate sector.

The need for interpreters to help prevent misunderstandings and errors exists in sectors such as:

  • Health environments - assisting people with hospital appointments, clinics, specialist appointments, hospice care
  • Social welfare - helping people access services at organisations relating to the Department of Human Services (eg Centrelink, Medicare, Immigration etc)
  • Legal - providing help with court appearances and documents, police interviews and prisons.

North Metropolitan TAFE is delivering the diploma course part-time over 3 semesters by a combination of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and face to face classes. You can choose to specialise in a language other than English (LOTE).

Language skills are not taught in this Diploma of Interpreting qualification, so the application process will involve:

  • An interview, prior to enrolment to assess yourlanguage proficiency and
  • BKSB testing in Literacy and Numeracy - you will need to achieve a level 3
Units

Core Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Apply codes and standards to ethical practice PSPTIS001 AWT28
Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments**PSPTIS002 AWT25
Interpret in general dialogue settings (LOTE-English)**PSPTIS040 AWT18
Interpret in general monologue settings (LOTE-English)**PSPTIS041 AWT15
Manage discourses in general settings PSPTIS042 AWT14
Prepare to translate and interpret PSPTIS003 AWT27
Use routine subject matter terminology in interpreting (LOTE- English)**PSPTIS043 AWT13

Elective Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Conduct career planningPSPTIS004 AWT26
Demonstrate routine LOTE proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts ** PSPTIS044 AWQ34
Operate application software packagesICTICT203 AUU08
Work effectively with diversity BSBDIV301 AUI02

** RPL only process

Course description

Do you want to put your bilingual skills to good use?

This course has a focus on ethics of interpreting and concepts to assist in interpreting preparation. It is best suited to people who have some experience in interpreting and have completed a Certificate IV in Spoken and Written English. With this qualification and some experience behind you, youcould find yourself working in communityorganisations and/or theprivate sector.

The need for interpreters to help prevent misunderstandings and errors exists in sectors such as:

  • Health environments - assisting people with hospital appointments, clinics, specialist appointments, hospice care
  • Social welfare - helping people access services at organisations relating to the Department of Human Services (eg Centrelink, Medicare, Immigration etc)
  • Legal - providing help with court appearances and documents, police interviews and prisons.

North Metropolitan TAFE is delivering the diploma course part-time over 3 semesters by a combination of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and face to face classes. You can choose to specialise in a language other than English (LOTE).

Language skills are not taught in this Diploma of Interpreting qualification, so the application process will involve:

  • An interview, prior to enrolment to assess yourlanguage proficiency and
  • BKSB testing in Literacy and Numeracy - you will need to achieve a level 3
Units

Core Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Apply codes and standards to ethical practice PSPTIS001 AWT28
Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments**PSPTIS002 AWT25
Interpret in general dialogue settings (LOTE-English)**PSPTIS040 AWT18
Interpret in general monologue settings (LOTE-English)**PSPTIS041 AWT15
Manage discourses in general settings PSPTIS042 AWT14
Prepare to translate and interpret PSPTIS003 AWT27
Use routine subject matter terminology in interpreting (LOTE- English)**PSPTIS043 AWT13

Elective Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Conduct career planningPSPTIS004 AWT26
Demonstrate routine LOTE proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts ** PSPTIS044 AWQ34
Operate application software packagesICTICT203 AUU08
Work effectively with diversity BSBDIV301 AUI02

** RPL only process

Campus locations

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Private
Stanley College

The Diploma of Interpreting provides foundational skills for new entrants to the interpreting industry. You will be prepared for work typically in the community and business domains which include sectors such as general health, welfare, education, tourism, and social services. Interpreters are also prepared for non-complex disability assistance, preliminary police interviews, and other communication situations encountered in customer and community information environments. The course will prepare  you to interpret in informal business and workplace contexts where the consequences of errors in communicative intent can be readily managed.

This training is delivered face-to-face, 20 hours per week over a period of 26 weeks.

Delivery location: Francis Street Campus at 2 Francis Street Perth CBD

Stanley College offers you a range of support services such as crèche (at Mirrabooka Campus only), Job find and Student Support for your wellbeing as well as Trainer Support for your academic progress. We also help you find a job after the course!

You might be eligible for funding; please contact us at 9227 1797 to find out more about this course.

Course description

The Diploma of Interpreting provides foundational skills for new entrants to the interpreting industry. You will be prepared for work typically in the community and business domains which include sectors such as general health, welfare, education, tourism, and social services. Interpreters are also prepared for non-complex disability assistance, preliminary police interviews, and other communication situations encountered in customer and community information environments. The course will prepare  you to interpret in informal business and workplace contexts where the consequences of errors in communicative intent can be readily managed.

This training is delivered face-to-face, 20 hours per week over a period of 26 weeks.

Delivery location: Francis Street Campus at 2 Francis Street Perth CBD

Stanley College offers you a range of support services such as crèche (at Mirrabooka Campus only), Job find and Student Support for your wellbeing as well as Trainer Support for your academic progress. We also help you find a job after the course!

You might be eligible for funding; please contact us at 9227 1797 to find out more about this course.

Campus locations

Course page link