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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Campus / Delivery Study Mode Application
Adelaide CityOn CampusOpening May 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

  • Applicants must complete a written/oral assessment. Assessment dates are 5 & 7 Dec 2017 and 16 & 18 Jan 2018. Please email foundationskills.adl@tafesa.edu.au for further details.
  • This course will start in July 2018.
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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 (LOTE-English) (PSP50916)
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. 7 core units plus 5 electives. 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.


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.