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PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

The Diploma of Interpreting provides foundational skills for new entrants to the interpreting industry. Students are prepared for work typically in the community and business domains which include sectors such as general health, welfare, education, tourism, and social services.  Interpreters are also prepared for non-complex disability assistance, preliminary police interviews, and other communication situations encountered in customer and community information environments. The course prepares students to interpret in informal business and workplace contexts where the consequences of errors in communicative intent can be readily managed.
Candidates need to have a strong background in written and spoken English and Mandarin Chinese to qualify for enrolment.

Course Duration
This course is delivered over 20 weeks + 6 weeks of holidays.
Weekday and weekend classes are available + self-study component.
Full Time studies requires students to attend a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.

Career Opportunities
This qualification suits students seeking employment in the following job roles:

  • Interpreter
  • Communication Officer
  • Office Assistant

Study Modes
The delivery methods for this course include:

  • Face-to-face classroom-based learning
  • Structured learning activities
  • The delivery of some units will be assessed in Mandarin

Course Content
Students must successfully complete the following 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)
  • 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)

Recognition of Prior Learning / Work Experience
Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies.
Further Studies
On completion of the PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English), students may pursue the PSP60816 Advanced Diploma of Translating at Stanley College or be granted entry into selected Bachelor courses at Universities.
Completion of PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE – English)
Applicable Tests AvailableStudent Pathway
Credentialed Community Language Test (CCL Test) - NAATI expects that individuals that pass the NAATI CCL test will be able to claim CCL points (referred to as the ‘five bonus points’).
- An individual who has passed a CCL test is not NAATI Certified to work as An interpreter or translator.
NAATI Certification Test- NAATI Certified Provisional interpreter
*Note: Students can complete the CCL test independently, without completing the PSP50916 or PSP60816 qualifications*
Please familiarise yourself with Stanley College’s Refund and Cancellation Policy.

This is a NAATI Endorsed Qualification.

Entry Requirements
  • A recognised Degree or Diploma (including vocational experience) in any discipline or equivalent, and
  • IELTS Band 6 overall (General/Academic) with speaking and listening Band no less than 6 or equivalent, and
  • Achieve a pass in the Stanley College admission test including one scenario-based interpreting task between Mandarin and English. The admission test will be administered by Stanley College approved trainers.
Tuition Fee: $7,650
Materials Fee:  $150*

Easy payment plans available.

*The Materials Fee covers equipment and resources used in the delivery of your course at Stanley College.

Funding is available under the  Jobs and Skills WA Program:

Non-Concession Course Fee: $2,981.85

The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.

Prices quoted for funded students are calculated at the concession rate unless otherwise specified. Eligibility criteria apply.

For more information on Funded Courses including Entry Requirements, click here

Other Expenses
For other fees and expenses including Administration Fee, Health Cover, Recognition of Prior Learning, Late and Reassessment Fees click here.
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