PSP50916 - Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

Australian Institute of Language

Course details

CRICOS course code: 0100342

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


This course is designed for those who wish 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 interpreting takes place where miscommunication or the consequences of errors in communicative intent can be readily managed through consultation and preparation, and where there are opportunities for error correction.

This program is endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). Students who successfully graduate from this qualification will be eligible to sit the certification test for the: NAATI Certified Provisional Interpreter.

Course Structure

Students will need to complete 12 units of competency to attain the qualification, including 7 core units and 5 elective units.

Core Units:

PSPTIS001 Apply codes and standards to ethical practice

PSPTIS002 Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments

PSPTIS003 Prepare to translate and interpret

PSPTIS040 Interpret in general dialogue settings (LOTE-English)

PSPTIS041 Interpret in general monologue settings (LOTE-English)

PSPTIS042 Manage discourses in general settings

PSPTIS043 Use routine subject area terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)

Elective Units:

SITXLAN3115 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 (LOTE-English)

PSPTIS047 Use routine health terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)

PSPTIS048 Use routine legal terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
6,500 Per Year
Read moreEnrolment Fee: 250 (non-refundable); Material Fee: 300
Contact institution 52 weeks
Full time
Australian Institute of Language
Level 2, 388 Bourke Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria


International applicants must not be less than 18 years of age at the proposed commencement date.

Academic Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent achiever, or above

English Language Requirements:

IELTS overall score of 6.0 minimum (no lower than 6.0 for listening and speaking components), or equivalent, or

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS), or

Applies to stand-alone English Language courses that lead to a certificate I, II, III or IV, or that result in no formal Australian award, or

Completion of a recognized Degree or equivalent, or above in any discipline delivered in English


Australian Institute of Language
Level 2, 388 Bourke Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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