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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: PSP50922

Course Description

This course is designed for students who are planning to work as a paraprofessional interpreter (Mandarin – English) typically in the community and business domains.

During the program, our experienced and NAATI qualified trainers will step by step guide you through various interpreting exercises and help you to develop:

  • Notes taking skills for interpreting purposes
  • Short term memory retention skills
  • Make sense of the briefing and quickly set up your mindset in the dialogue context
  • Pick up idioms/collocations and relay in the other language correctly in a blink of eye.
  • Build a comprehensive knowledge of Australian community services, and collocations/glossary in both English and Mandarin.
  • And many more skills…

Entry requirements

  • Domestic students are required to meet the requirements:  Satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course, or 
  • Mature age and have sufficient work experience in the interpreting industry to successfully undertake this course, or
  • Satisfactory complete year 12. 
  • Proficient in Mandarin (speaking and listening skills)

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)  

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.

Delivery mode

Blended learning between face to face and online

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
PSPTIS102Apply codes and standards to ethical practice
PSPTIS104Prepare to translate or interpret
PSPTIS112Interpret in general dialogue settings
PSPTIS114Manage interactions in general settings
PSPTIS115Use routine subject area terminology in two languages
PSPTIS103Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments
PSPTIS118Use routine health terminology in two languages
PSPTIS119Use routine legal terminology in two languages
PSPTIS116Demonstrate routine language proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts
PSPTIS113Interpret in general monologue settings
PSPTIS117Use routine education terminology in two languages
PSPTIS105 Conduct career planning

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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