- 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 in Australia, students who want to develop language proficiency and interpreting skills; local students who hope to get a qualification to boost their current work practice;
This qualification covers the competencies required to interpret from a source language to a target language, in general dialogue and monologue settings where the interpreter is able to physically control the discourse to assist retention and recall.
The Diploma of Interpreting prepares interpreters for work typically in the community and business domains, including sectors such as general health, welfare and community services, educational and social contexts, and tourism. As well as interactions such as initial police interviews, over the counter interviews in customer and community information services, non-complex disability assistance, and other informal business and workplace interactions.
A total number of 12 untis are selected for the completion of this qualification including 7 core units & 5 elective units
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 optional 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 PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE – English).
Students enrolled in this qualification are expected to complete their studies over a period of 25 weeks including 4 x 5 weeks terms and 5 weeks holiday breaks. The
breakdown will be as follows:
Face-to-face tuition hours a minimum of 400 hours over 20 weeks:
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.The majority of students enrolled in this qualification, especially international
students, have completed or currently enrolled in a higher education qualification in Australia or overseas so they have sound language, literacy and numeracy skills
required for studying this course. Students would also have the language proficiency in both LOTE and English.
- Lectures 12
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 25 Weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 26
- Assessments Yes