Introduction to Interpreting Skill Set (Australian Indigenous languages)


This course meets the minimum prerequisite training requirements set by NAATI for the Certified Provisional Interpreter test and is designed to prepare candidates by providing guidance on interpreting techniques; it does not aim to produce fully trained interpreters. This course is for candidates who are already in (or are well placed to be in) interpreting or language-related roles within a workplace or community.

Students will complete 4 units and 7 assessments over 18 weeks which will cover:
- Ethics in interpreting and translating
- Preparation for an interpreting or translating assignment
- Building glossaries
- Interpreting techniques

It is highly recommended that students allocate additional time during the week for private study.

The course is delivered in English and students are provided with the opportunity to receive language-specific feedback through a sample recording (not for assessment purposes).

South Australian State Government funding covers the cost of this course. You are eligible for this course if you are a South Australian resident and are a competent Indigenous and English language speaker.

NAATI tests for certification will be organised with NAATI staff following the successful completion of the short course.

  • Applicants must meet English proficiency requirements before enrolment by undertaking a pre-course language activity to ensure they have the required level of English to complete the course and meet NAATI English requirements.

    Applicants are also required to have fundamental computer skills in order to complete and upload assessments.
  • Apply codes and standards to ethical practice (PSPTIS102)

    Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments (PSPTIS103)

    Manage interactions in general settings (PSPTIS114)

    Prepare to translate and interpret (PSPTIS104)

Short Course Delivery Locations Some short courses can provide accreditation for industry-specific registration, while others merely provide skills and knowledge in the subject area. Concession prices are available for some courses.

Class Times
This course has continuous enrolments until December 2024. The course can be offered both online or on location - this will be organised by the Coordinator upon registration.
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This course has a continuous intake. You will be contacted upon registration.

Cost Information
This course is offered free of charge for eligible participants residing in South Australia. Eligible students must be an Australian Citizen/Permanent Resident, be 16 years of age or over, competent bilingual speakers of an Australian Indigenous language and English. For interstate students the full course cost of $1698 will apply.

For more details on short course enrolments, discounts, refunds, international student eligibility and more, please visit Applying for Short Courses
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