PSP60816 - Advanced Diploma of Translating

Australian Institute of Language

Course details

CRICOS course code: 0100343

Level of study: Pathways to Undergraduate


This course is designed for preparing translators to translate texts where there may be significant equivalence problems between source and target text, the subject of the text has its own specific terminology, or there is need to undertake extensive research and translate complex language and concepts. Specific audiences may be found in commerce and marketing, government and international relations - including immigration, both regular and humanitarian - the media, and sectors generally considered to be professional, such as law, health and medicine, technology and science. Assignments may deal with material which requires significant quality assurance processes as the consequences of mistranslation can be far reaching.

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 Translator.

Course Structure

Students will need to complete 13 units of competency to attain the qualification, including 5 core units and 8 elective units.

Core Units:

PSPTIS100 Apply codes and standards to professional judgement

PSPTIS101 Negotiate translating and interpreting assignments

PSPTIS060 Analyse text types for translation of special purpose texts (LOTE-English)

PSPTIS061 Quality assure translations

CUFWRT401A Edit texts

Elective Units:

PSPTIS062 Translate special purpose texts from English to LOTE

PSPTIS064 Read and analyse special purpose English texts to be translated

SITXLAN3415 Read and write documents in a language other than English (Mandarin)

PSPTIS002 Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments

PSPTIS021 Translate and certify non-narrative texts

PSPTIS066 Apply theories to translating and interpreting work practices

PSPTIS069 Maintain and enhance professional practice

PSPTIS072 Use translation technology

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
7,500 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 and above, and

English Language Requirements:

IELTS overall score of 6.0 minimum (no lower than 6.0 for Reading and Writing 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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