Education & Languages

Languages, Interpreting & Translating

Study Areas
Course Types

Diploma of Interpreting

Duration Up to 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
Preference Codes

Applicants are required to select one preference from the list below.

Auslan - Deaf126
Auslan - Hearing127
National CodePSP52412
TAFE SA CodeTP00476
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileInterpreterInterpreter
FacultiesEducation and Languages
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Course Types:

Campus Locations for Course Delivery


Campus/Delivery SATAC
Application Study Mode Study Load
Full / Part Time
1Adelaide City801027Apply Now On CampusFTDay & Evening
1x Duration is 12 months full time or 18 months part time.

Course Admission Requirements

  • Written and oral proficiency assessment in English and another language


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Selection criteria is only used when there are more applicants for the course than places available. Applicants will be ranked in the following order:

  1. Written and oral proficiency assessment score

Course Notes & Special Requirements

  • Applicants must complete a written/oral assessment. Please email for further details.

How to Apply

Award Courses

Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

Employment Outcomes

Opportunities exist for freelance work and casual employment with interpreting agencies in a variety of areas such as general health, welfare and community services, customer and community information services. Opportunities also exist in tourism, export trade and in education (bi-lingual assistants).

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Diploma of Interpreting (PSP52412)
A Diploma of Interpreting will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to provide interpreting services between speakers of English and a Language Other Than English (LOTE). The course examines interpreting in areas of community services, health, education, employment, law, immigration and citizenship. The growing impact of globalisation and migration on societal, cultural, political and business structures has created the need for qualified interpreters in Australia’s diverse environment. 6 core units plus 4 electives.

Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.

To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.