Course name: PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting 

Campus: Sydney

Description of the Qualification

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.

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Qualification Packaging Rules

Based on the information available from , the following packaging rules apply for completion of this qualification.

A total number of 12 units must be selected for this qualification including:

7 core units and 5 elective units

Unit Code Unit Title Core/ Elective


Apply codes and standards to ethical practice



Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments



Prepare to translate and interpret



Interpret in general dialogue settings (LOTE-English)



Interpret in general monologue settings (LOTE-English)



Manage discourses in general settings



Use routine subject area terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)



Demonstrate routine LOTE proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts



Demonstrate routine English proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts



Use routine education terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)



Use routine health terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)



Use routine legal terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification outlined in the qualification description.

However, prior to enrolling in this course the students must either:

  • have satisfactorily completed Year 12 of secondary education or its equivalent or have appropriate and 
  • relevant experience; and
  • have an IELTS result of 6 or equivalent; 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 para-professional level interpreting test. Students will have to achieve 50 percent or higher in order to be admitted into the program.
  • Students with no formal qualifications are required to successfully complete the LLN test and meet with the Academic Manager to be admitted.
Delivery Arrangements

Students are required to complete 12 units of competency.

Delivery time frames:

  • Approximate delivery hours required to complete the PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting are between 800-1000 hours.
  • Attendance and academic progress are monitored throughout the duration of the course.
Assessment Arrangements

A range of assessment and evidence gathering methods and techniques are used, including 2 – 4 or more methods for each unit of competency. For this course, methods include:

  • Questions and answers
  • Case studies/scenario discussions
  • Multiple choices/true or false questions
  • Interpreting and reflection tasks
  • Simulated interpreting practice
  • Writing reports/essays
  • Formal examinations
NAATI Endorsement

This qualification is a NAATI endorsed qualification.

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