Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

Duration Up to 18 months Part Time
Preference Codes

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

National CodePSP50916
TAFE SA CodeTP01059
Example Career ProfileInterpreterInterpreter
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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).



Campus / Delivery Study Mode Application
Adelaide CityOn CampusOpening 13 Aug 2018

Course Admission Requirements

  • Written and oral proficiency assessment in English and another language
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Written and oral proficiency assessment score
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

    Important Information

    • Students wishing to access WorkReady funding or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
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    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 (LOTE-English) (PSP50916)
    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.