Interpreter Course | Diploma in interpreting courses

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.


This is a NAATI Endorsed Qualification.

Course Duration

This course is delivered over 26 weeks (including 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.

Study Modes

The delivery methods for this course include:

  • Face-to-face classroom-based learning
  • Parts of this course are delivered and 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)

Course Entry Requirements

Academic

  • Completion of a recognised degree or diploma or equivalent

English Proficiency
Upper-intermediate Level of English
OR
IELTS Test Score of 6.0
OR
Other recognised English Language tests such as:

  • TOEFL iBT Test Score of 74-75
  • PTE Academic Test Score of 50
  • Cambridge English: FCE
  • OET C Grade
  • TOEFL PBT Test Score of 525
  • TOEIC 670

Course Prerequisite Requirements

  • 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.

Note: Candidates need to have a strong background in written and spoken English and Mandarin (Chinese) to qualify for enrolment.

VET Student Loans

Stanley College offers this course under the VET Student Loans framework. Students must be aware that VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements and that a VET student loan gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid. For further information please see the following web-page: https://stanleycollege.edu.au/vet-student-loans/

Cost

Tuition Fee: $6,500
Materials Fee: $150*

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

Easy payment plans available.

Please familiarise yourself with Stanley College’s Refund and Cancellation Policy.

Funding is available under the Jobs and Skills WA Program:

Non-Concession Course Fee^:$2,981.85

For more information on Funded Courses including Entry Requirements, click here
^Student Tuition Fees – 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 are calculated at the concession rate unless otherwise specified. Eligibility criteria apply. Prices as per the VET Fees and Charges Policy 2020.

Intake Dates

2020

  • 6 Jan
  • 3 Feb
  • 6 April
  • 1 June
  • 20 July
  • 17 Aug
  • 19 Oct
  • 23 Nov

Career Opportunities

This qualification suits students seeking a career in the following job roles:

  • Interpreter
  • Communication Officer
  • Office Assistant

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Other Expenses

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

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 bachelors degree at Stanley College or selected bachelor courses at universities.

Completion of PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE – English)
Applicable Tests Available Student 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*

This course is delivered over 26 weeks (including 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.

The delivery methods for this course include:

  • Face-to-face classroom-based learning
  • Parts of this course are delivered and assessed in Mandarin

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)

Academic

  • Completion of a recognised degree or diploma or equivalent

English Proficiency
Upper-intermediate Level of English
OR
IELTS Test Score of 6.0
OR
Other recognised English Language tests such as:

  • TOEFL iBT Test Score of 74-75
  • PTE Academic Test Score of 50
  • Cambridge English: FCE
  • OET C Grade
  • TOEFL PBT Test Score of 525
  • TOEIC 670
  • 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.

Note: Candidates need to have a strong background in written and spoken English and Mandarin (Chinese) to qualify for enrolment.

Stanley College offers this course under the VET Student Loans framework. Students must be aware that VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements and that a VET student loan gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid. For further information please see the following web-page: https://stanleycollege.edu.au/vet-student-loans/

Tuition Fee: $6,500
Materials Fee: $150*

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

Easy payment plans available.

Please familiarise yourself with Stanley College’s Refund and Cancellation Policy.

Funding is available under the Jobs and Skills WA Program:

Non-Concession Course Fee^:$2,981.85

For more information on Funded Courses including Entry Requirements, click here
^Student Tuition Fees – 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 are calculated at the concession rate unless otherwise specified. Eligibility criteria apply. Prices as per the VET Fees and Charges Policy 2020.

2020

  • 6 Jan
  • 3 Feb
  • 6 April
  • 1 June
  • 20 July
  • 17 Aug
  • 19 Oct
  • 23 Nov

This qualification suits students seeking a career in the following job roles:

  • Interpreter
  • Communication Officer
  • Office Assistant

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.

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

On completion of the PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English), students may pursue the PSP60816 Advanced Diploma of Translating at Stanley College or bachelors degree at Stanley College or selected bachelor courses at universities.

Completion of PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE – English)
Applicable Tests Available Student 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*

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