Course details

CRICOS course code: 094544A

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


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.

Qualification Packaging Rules

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

  • 7 core units
  • 5 elective units

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

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Tuition fee: 5500.00 01 Aug 2022
05 Sep 2022
31 Oct 2022
25 weeks
Read more25 weeks, including 20 weeks training and 5 weeks breaks

Full time
Melbourne Campus
Level 4, 341 Queen Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

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
  • be competent in English (a minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent) or
  • demonstrate vocational proficiency through an entry examination. (The entry examination is designed to assess the bilingual competency of student(s), both written and oral. Students must achieve at least 50 percent in the entry examinations before being accepted into the program); 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.


Sydney Institute of Interpreting and Translating
Sydney George Street Campus
Level 5, 841 George Street
Sydney New South Wales 2000
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