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ADVANCED Diploma of Interpreting

Become Eligible To Sit The Test For The NAATI Provisional Certified Interpreter​

Learn and develop your language skills that are needed to become a professional interpreter in Australia through practical learning and training

Study A NAATI Enorsed Program

Endorsed By NAATI - Provisional Interpreter Certification - GBCA

This program is endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). Students who successfully graduate from this qualification will be eligible to sit the certification test for the: NAATI Certified interpreter.

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Course outline (Domestic)

Course Code: PSP60922

Course Description

This course is designed for students who are planning to work as a professional interpreter (Mandarin – English). Students will develop the skills and knowledge required to interpret from a source language to a target language in complex dialogue and monologue settings where the elements of the setting or number of parties involved can challenge the capacity of the interpreter to manage the discourse.

The interpreter requires advanced skills in retention and recall and may be required to switch modes. The Advanced Diploma of Interpreting prepares interpreters for work in all community, business and diplomatic domains, interpreting content that may not easily be predicted or planned for or that may require a high level of subject knowledge, or intense assignment specific preparation.

The community, business and diplomatic domains may include health and welfare, policing and courts, formal immigration hearings, education, the media, commerce, government and international relations, professional sectors such as the law, technology and science, and assignments involving formality, or participants with high status where the consequences of errors in communicative intent can have significant implications.

Interpreting in this setting typically requires high levels of accuracy and accountability. It is less likely there will be opportunities for error correction.

Entry requirements

It is recommended that domestic students would meet one of below requirements: 

  • Completion of the Diploma of Interpreting (Mandarin-English)
  • Applicant may be interviewed if further information is required.

Domestic applicants will undertake the language, literacy and numeracy test and the digital skill test as part of the Pre-Training Review.

Course duration

26 weeks (including reassessment, catch up class and holidays) 

Schedule: 2 sessions per week

(Start term 2 2024)  

Delivery mode

Blended learning between face to face and online

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, including: Observation of students performing a practical interpreting task/s, Role play, Written response.

Government Funding

This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Skills First Program. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for training subsidised through the Skills First Program. Domestic students may be eligible for subsidised training.

Unit CodeUnit Name
PSPTIS131Interpret in complex dialogue settings
PSPTIS136Use complex subject area terminology in two languages
PSPTIS132Interpret in complex monologue settings
PSPTIS138Use note taking to recall and reproduce source messages
PSPTIS133Interpret through communication media
PSPTIS146Negotiate translating or interpreting assignments
PSPTIS134Manage interactions in complex settings
PSPTIS137Use chuchotage (whispered simultaneous) to interpret
PSPTIS135Sight translate
PSPTIS149Apply theories to interpreting work practices
PSPTIS139Demonstrate complex LOTE proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts
PSPTIS143Use complex health terminology in two languages
PSPTIS144Use complex legal terminology in two languages
PSPTIS140Demonstrate complex English proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts
PSPTIS127Maintain and enhance professional practice
PSPTIS145Apply codes and standards to professional judgement

Course Factsheet

You May Be Eligible For Victorian Government Funding*

To do subsidised training, you have to meet eligibility criteria, if you are eligible, you pay less for your training. Domestic Students Only.

Course Accreditations

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualification Framework

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Diploma of Interpreting (Mandarin-English)

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