- have satisfactorily completed Year 12 of secondary education or its equivalent, or have appropriate and relevant experience, and
- be competent in English (a minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent), and
- complete a screening interview with the Academic Manager of his representative to assess suitability and capability in completing this qualification, and
- If it is determined that the student needs to demonstrate vocational proficiency through an entry examination, an entry examination will be organized and the student must achieve at least 50 percent in the entry examination before being accepted into the program); and
- If it is determined that the student need to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test, the student will be required to complete a LLN test to determine whether the student might be suitable for this qualification or any supporting services might be required during the student’s enrolment at SIIT.
- Target group for this course may come from various backgrounds including students who wish to become a para-professional interpreter/translator in Australia, students who want to develop language proficiency and interpreting/translating skills and local students who hope to get a qualification to boost their current work practice.
This qualification covers the competencies required to translate general purpose texts from one language to another, to convey information written in plain language to a limited and known audience in functionally equivalent translated texts that are appropriate to the context, target audience and end use.
The Diploma of Translating prepares translators to translate texts that contain limited equivalence problems between source and target text, plain language and concepts accessible to the general public, and limited requirement for research on the subject beyond client resources. Limited and known audiences include the clients of community services, educational institutions, community information services and businesses, or may relate to government client relationships.
A total number of 12 units must be selected for this qualification including:
• 5 core units
• 7 elective units
Any combination of electives that meets the packaging rules can be selected for the award of the PSP50816 Diploma of Translating.
MODE OF DELIVERY
This course is delivered as a combination of classroom workshops, mock exam,
individual consultations and/or online training consisting of a minimum of 20 hours per week.
SIIT is using MOODLE online learning platform for its online learning components.
Satisfactory course progress must be maintained throughout the entire course.
VOLUME OF LEARNING
Students are required to complete 12 units of competency. On successful completion of these units, students will be issued with the PSP50816 Diploma of Translating.
Students enrolled in this qualification are expected to complete their studies over a period of 52 weeks including 8 x 5 weeks terms and 12 weeks holiday breaks. The breakdown will be as follows:
Face-to-face in-class delivery and assessment: 20 hours per week, including 14 hours of face-to-face delivery, and 6 hours of mock exam and/or consultation. (Students are requested to complete self-practice before the mock exam and consultations scheduled and reflect their own practice afterwards).
Recommended self-paced studies and translation practice as well as internet research:
approximately 15 hours per week.
- Lectures 12
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 52 Weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 32
- Assessments Yes