QUALIFICATION

Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)


National Code: PSP50916
TAFE SA Code: TP01059


Description

This course provides you the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to effectively interpret in a range of settings. You will be able to concentrate on language-specific terminology with a tutor who is a certified and experienced interpreter in your language. Your classes will be in an online virtual classroom environment.

This course is comprehensive and it is the best way to improve your interpreting skills and language proficiency to reach the necessary level to become a Certified Provisional Interpreter and a confident practitioner.
If you are already certified, you can use the Diploma of Interpreting as professional development and to improve your skills.

This qualification is endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) and is the preferred and recommended pathway by NAATI to the Certified Provisional Interpreter test.

NOTE: It is important that you read the Information Sheet by clicking on “Additional Information” below to have full details about the course and its structure.

Please click on “Important Information” below for details about Interpreting Skills for NAATI Certification skill set.

Duration
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12 months 

Part Time

Interpreter

Locations & Applications

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

Code
Mandarin 128
Spanish 129
Persian 135
Dari 136
Vietnamese 139
Cantonese 142
Hazaragi 143
Italian 144
Indonesian 145

Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

  • Completion of Interpreting Skills for NAATI Certification skill set, see required units in FAQ under Additional Information below, or equivalent, and
  • Satisfactory performance in an English and LOTE oral language assessment
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by oral proficiency assessment score

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Subsidised
Fee Free

This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place before the enrolment process and will include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.

Fee Free Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$4,620 - $5,410
$9,240 - $10,819
    • Applicants must complete an oral language assessment in English and their other language, and must pay a test fee when booking into the test.
    • Collaborate is a web-based online classroom collaboration tool that acts as a real-time virtual classroom. Students and lecturer will interact over the internet. You do not need to install any software and you can access the classroom from any computer that has internet connection, or a mobile telephone. That means you do not have to be in the same room together. You can access it from anywhere you have internet and a computer.
    • Interpreting Skills for NAATI Certification skill set will be offered again in 2023 https://www.tafesa.edu.au/xml/course/sc/sc_T755808485.aspx Applicants need to complete this course before they can apply for the Diploma of Interpreting.
    • Successful applicants who live or work in SA will need to undertake the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) to access subsidised fees. CSPA is a tool designed to indicate your reading, writing and numeracy/maths skills. Further information can be found here https://www.tafesa.edu.au/apply-enrol/cspa
    • Interstate applicants pay full fees and do not do CSPA.
    • Please note that people on a 500 - 590 Subclass Student Visa are not eligible to enrol in this course.
    • There are 12 units in the Diploma of Interpreting. Four of these units are completed in the short course “Interpreter skills for NAATI certification” or equivalent skill set courses: PSPTIS001 Apply codes and standards to ethical practice PSPTIS002 Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments PSPTIS003 Prepare to translate and interpret PSPTIS040 Interpret in general dialogue settings (LOTE-English)
    • The remaining units are completed in the 12-month Diploma of Interpreting. PSPTIS041 Interpret in general monologue settings (LOTE-English) PSPTIS042 Manage discourses in general settings PSPTIS043 Use routine subject area terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English) PSPTIS044 Demonstrate routine LOTE proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts PSPTIS045 Demonstrate routine English proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts PSPTIS046 Use routine education terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English) PSPTIS047 Use routine health terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English) PSPTIS048 Use routine legal terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)
    • Fees on web are for the 8 units to complete the qualification.
    • Test Fees (Non refundable) $35.00 for English Entry test This Fee is for the entry test which is to be completed as part of the course admission requirements. This fee must be paid prior to taking test. You will be contacted and advised of how to make payment by TAFE SA.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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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. You will learn skills and terminology specific to interpreting between your language and English. This course requires completion of 7 core units and 5 elective units. Four of these units are completed in the skills set. This qualification is endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) and is the preferred and recommended pathway by NAATI to the Certified Provisional Interpreter test.

    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.

    93%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.



    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply codes and standards to ethical practice 30
    Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments 20
    Interpret in general dialogue settings (LOTE-English) 100
    Interpret in general monologue settings (LOTE-English) 80
    Manage discourses in general settings 20
    Prepare to translate and interpret 30
    Use routine subject area terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English) 60

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Demonstrate routine English proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts 60
    Demonstrate routine LOTE proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts 60
    Intperpret through communication media 40
    Use routine health terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English) 25
    Use routine legal terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English) 25
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