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Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

Qualification: PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

Qualification CRICOS Code: 094545M

Qualification Status: Current

AQF Level: 5

Entry Requirement: To apply learner must be more than 18 years of age at the time of course commencement.

Please Note: Overseas student Applicants for this course must have completed at least one year of a Bachelor or a Master degree where English is the medium of Instruction. If the Bachelor or Master degree is completed off shore and not completed with English as the medium of instruction, then candidates must have an IELTS 6.0 or equivalent to IELTS (no band less than 6). Evidence of LOTE (Language other than English) background learning, i.e. High School certificate/degrees. Otherwise an EIE internal LOTE proficiency test is required. 

Total Core Units: 7

Total Electives Units: 5

Mode of Delivery: Face to Face 20 hours per week.

Total Course Duration: 23 Weeks including one-week term break and one exam week

Total Terms: 2 Terms. One term is equal to 10 weeks.

Week 23 – Final Exam

Possible Employer Pathways: from PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting:

The Diploma of Interpreting is intended to prepare students to obtain the opportunity to choose a new career path or to expand a current path through national recognized qualification. This program also develops learns existing skills further or have existing skills to meet the pre-requisite to sit the NAATI certified provisional interpreter test and/or set the foundation for student further studies in this specialized area.

To be awarded the Diploma of Interpreting, competency must be achieved in 12 units of competency consisting of 7 core units and 5 electives.

Unit and delivery Hours for PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (Mandarin-English):



Nominal Hours


Apply codes and standards   to professional judgments



Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments



Prepare to translate and interpret



Interpret in general dialogue   settings (LOTE - English)



Interpret in general monologue settings (LOTE - English)



Manage discourses in general setting



Use routine subject area terminology in interpreting   (LOTE - English)



Conduct oral communication in a language other than English



Demonstrate routine English proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts



Use routine education terminology in interpreting (LOTE - English)



Use routine health terminology in interpreting (LOTE - English)



Use routine legal terminology in interpreting (LOTE - English)


Credit Transfer:

Credit may be awarded on the basis of a combination of credit transfer plus an individual RPL assessment for additional learning.

National recognition credit is automatically granted for identical (code and Title) AQF units of competency irrespective of the qualification in which they were achieved. Training coordinator will go through with all student enrolment forms, statement of attainment and identify if student already completed any unit(s) from other provider and give credit transfer to that particular unit(s).

If the credit transfer granted RTO/Training manager notify the student support manager so she will update the change of the course duration for individual student.

For international students any reduction in overall course duration brought about by RPL/Credit transfer is reported via PRISMS and an appropriate eCoE issued.

For details please refer to RPL/Credit Transfer Policy and Procedure.


Assessment information

Trainer/Assessor will use the correct assessment tools to gather sufficient and quality evidence about the student performance in order to make the assessment decision based on the qualification delivery and assessment strategy. Assessment evidence includes:

-       Case Study,

-       Written Reports

-       Role Play

-       Written question and

-       Presentation (observation)

-       Group Project

-       Two Exams.



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