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).
- Students wishing to access WorkReady funding or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
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 (LOTE-English)
This 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. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 5 elective units. This qualification is endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) and is the preferred and recommended pathway by NAATI to certification.
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.
The TAFE SA qualification 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.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession