PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE – ENGLISH)

CRICOS Course Code: 099414D

Duration: 26 weeks (inclusive of holidays)

Campuses: Brisbane | Hobart | Adelaide

Prospectus: Frontier Education Prospectus

Course Description

This qualification covers the competencies required to interpret from a source language to a target language, in general dialogue and monologue settings where the interpreter is able to physically control the discourse to assist retention and recall.

In a general setting the context is usually broad and routine, the content or complexity of the situation can usually be predicted and planned for. There are typically two or a few participants, to whom the interpreter has physical and visual access.

Entry Requirements

Students entering PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE – ENGLISH) must meet the following academic and English entry requirements:

Academic

  • A candidate must be a minimum age of 18 year & above
  • Completed the equivalent of Australian Year 12 or Certificate IV or higher

English requirements

International students applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

IELTS:

  • A minimum IELTS (General/Academic) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course at Diploma level or higher;
  • Up to 10 weeks of ELICOS course to be undertaken for every 0.5 level of IELTS requirement, before the commencement of the main VET course

Results older than two (2) years are not acceptable   OR

PTE:

  • A minimum PTE (Academic) test score of 42 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course at Diploma level or higher;
  • A minimum PTE (Academic) test score of 36 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course at Diploma level or higher & up to 10 weeks of ELICOS course to be undertaken, before the commencement of the main VET course

Results older than two (2) years are not acceptable   OR

Cambridge English:

  • A minimum Cambridge English test score of 162 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course at Diploma level or higher;
  • A minimum Cambridge English test score of 154 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course at Diploma level or higher & up to 10 weeks of ELICOS course to be undertaken, before the commencement of the main VET course

Results older than two (2) years are not acceptable   OR

  • To provide evidence that they have studied in English for at least five (5) years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States   OR
  • To provide evidence that, within two (2) years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia, a foundation course or a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework   OR
  • Students who are on-shore (in Australia) at the time of application can undertake an internal Frontier Education Language (written & oral), Literacy and Numeracy test before the commencement of the main VET course

Career Opportunities

The Diploma of Interpreting prepares interpreters for work typically in the community and business domains, including sectors such as general health, welfare and community services, educational and social contexts, and tourism. As well as interactions such as initial police interviews, over the counter interviews in customer and community information services, non-complex disability assistance, and other informal business and workplace interactions. The interpreting takes place where miscommunication or the consequences of errors in communicative intent can be readily managed through consultation and preparation, and where there are opportunities for error correction.

Course Structure

Students will need to complete the following 12 units of competencies to attain the qualification.

Core Units:
  • PSPTIS001: Apply codes and standards to ethical practice
  • PSPTIS002: Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments
  • PSPTIS003: Prepare to translate and interpret
  • PSPTIS040: Interpret in general dialogue settings (LOTE-English)
  • PSPTIS041: Interpret in general monologue settings (LOTE-English)
  • PSPTIS042: Manage discourses in general settings
  • PSPTIS043: Use routine subject area terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)
Elective Units:
  • SITXLAN3115: Conduct oral communication in a language other than English (Mandarin)
  • PSPTIS045: Demonstrate routine English proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts
  • PSPTIS046: Use routine education terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)
  • PSPTIS047: Use routine health terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)
  • PSPTIS101: Negotiate translating and interpreting assignments

Study Option: On Campus

Course tuition fees: Please contact us for course fees.

Delivery Locations: Brisbane Hobart and Adelaide

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