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Diploma of Interpreting (Mandarin-English)

Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

Qualification: PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (Mandarin-English)
CRICOS Course Code: 091950M
Duration: Totally 26 weeks of workshop and classroom activities
Training Package: PSP12 Public Sector Training
Vocational Area: Public Sector services
Study Type: Full time: 20 hours face to face per week

Qualification Structure:

This course is organised into 12 units of competency, made up of 7 core units and 5 elective units.

Code No Unit of Competency Name
Core Units PSPTIS003 Prepare to translate and interpret
PSPTIS001 Apply codes and standards to ethical practice
PSPTIS040 Interpret in general dialogue settings (Mandarin -English)
PSPTIS042 Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments
PSPTIS002 Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments
PSPTIS041 Interpret in general monologue settings (Mandarin -English)
PSPTIS043 Use routine subject area terminology in interpreting (Mandarin -English)
Elective Units SITXLAN003 Conduct oral communication in a language other than English (Mandarin)
PSPTIS045 Demonstrate routine English proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts
PSPTIS046 Use routine education terminology in interpreting (Mandarin -English)
PSPTIS047 Use routine health terminology in interpreting (Mandarin -English)
PSPTIS101 Negotiate translating and interpreting assignments

Course Description

PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English) is both useful and practical for it provides skills and knowledge required to interpret in general dialogue settings. It introduces the profession of interpreting and explores various contextual areas that interpreters work in.


Entry Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • satisfactorily completed Year 12 of secondary education or its equivalent, or have appropriate and relevant experience
  • an IELTS result of 5.5 (Academic) with a minimum score of 6 in the speaking and listening component; or have completed an EAP program at upper intermediate level or equivalent; or be able to demonstrate vocational proficiency through an entry examination, consisting of two dialogues in a paraprofessional level interpreting test. Students will have to achieve 50 percent or higher in order to be admitted into the program
  • the required standard in bilingual competency, both written and oral. (It is assumed that overseas students will have native or near-native proficiency in their local language but local students must pass an entry test in their chosen language.


Learning Pathway

Successful graduates may continue to study PSP60816 Advanced Diploma of Translating (English to Chinese) at Wentworth Institute.

Career Prospects

The  Diploma  prepares  interpreters  for  work  primarily  in  the  general  community  services  and  business domains  which  may  include  such  areas  as  general  health,  welfare  and  community  services,  non-complex disability assistance, educational and social contexts, initial police interviews, over the counter interviews in customer and community information services, tourism, and other informal business and workplace contexts. NB  Certain employment  conditions, assignments and  work roles  may require  practising translators  and interpreters to  have  NAATI  accreditation.   This may  be achieved  through completion  of a  NAATI  approved qualification at the standard  required by  NAATI,  and/or,  through  NAATI  testing.  This course has received approval by  NAATI.  Students who successfully complete  this course  and achieve the  relevant assessment marks will be recommended for NAATI Accreditation as Paraprofessional Interpreter (Mandarin).

Recognition of Prior Learning & Recognition of Current Competency

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)/ Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) 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.