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Advanced Diploma of Translating (English to Italian)

Advanced Diploma of Translating (English to ITALIAN)

Qualification: PSP60816 Advanced Diploma of Translating (English to Italian)
CRICOS Course Code: 091951K
Duration: 78 weeks (including breaks)
Training Package: PSP Public Sector Training
Vocational Area: public and private sectors services
Study Type: Full time: 20 hours face to face per week


This course is organised into 13 units of competency, made up of 5 core units and 7 elective units.

Unit of Competency Codes Unit of Competency Name
Core Units PSPTIS101 Negotiate translating and interpreting assignments
CUAWRT401 Edit texts
PSPTIS060 Analyse text types for translation of special purpose texts (LOTE-English)
PSPTIS061 Quality assure translations
PSPTIS100 Apply codes and standards to professional judgment
Elective Units SITXLAN3411 Read and write documents in a language other than English (Italian)
PSPTIS002 Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments
PSPTIS021 Translate and certify non-narrative texts
PSPTIS069 Maintain and enhance professional practice
PSPTIS064 Read and analyse special purpose English texts to be translated
PSPTIS066 Apply theories to translating and interpreting work practices
PSPTIS062 Translate special purpose texts from English to LOTE
PSPTIS070 Prepare translated transcripts


PSP60816 Advanced Diploma of Translating (English to Italian) reflects the skills and knowledge required to translate special purpose texts from one language to another. Students will study various contextual areas that translators work in. They will be trained to apply effective linguistic transfer skills and discourse management strategies. Through classes, workshops and various guided group and individual learning activities, they will practise their translating skills, whilst also gaining an appreciation of professional ethics and industry knowledge that is essential to a future career.



Applicants must have:

  • satisfactorily completed Year 12 of secondary education or its equivalent, or have appropriate and relevant experience and be at least 18 years of age
  • an IELTS test result of 7.0 (Academic) OR pass a written entry test designed to assess the level of reading, comprehension and writing proficiency in both languages OR complete the Diploma of Translation with a score of at least 70% in Translation OR NAATI accreditation at the paraprofessional level in the relevant language and proven work experience.
  • a native-like proficiency in a relevant LOTE language.

NB International applicants may gain entrance after completing the Diploma of Interpreting with a score of at least 70% or applicants may gain entrance to the course with a recognised Degree or Diploma in any discipline.



Articulation into programs in higher education may be possible from this Advanced Diploma upon approval from each individual university.


Students successfully finishing the Advanced Diploma course can gain freelance or contract employment in the public and private sectors as a professional translator in areas such as business, tourism, education, entertainment, government, security, migration, community, health and legal services.

In addition, many graduates may perform some translating as part of their principal duties in jobs requiring translating, bilingual and cross-cultural communication skills. In areas such as, health and community services, education, entertainment, banking, business, tourism, public relations, medical fields, law and foreign affairs.

NB Certain employment conditions, assignments and work roles may require practising translators and interpreters to have NAATI certification. https://www.naati.com.au/certification/the-certification-system


Have you studied this topic before? We will recognise competencies gained through previous learning, work and life experiences.

Students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) before they commence the course or a particular unit. Students will need to provide evidence that they are already competent in this/these specific unit/s. Email info@win.edu.au for further information.