Diploma of Interpreting

RMIT University

This qualification is part of the Public Sector Training Package. It covers 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 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. Available LOTE specialisations include: Arabic; Indonesian; Cantonese; Dutch; French; German; Greek; Hindi; Hungarian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Malay; Mandarin; Russian; Polish; Portuguese; Serbian; Spanish; Swedish; Swiss German; Taiwanese; Thai; Turkish; Croatian; Bosnian; Australian Indigenous languages and Auslan.

Course Fee:

Australian: $5,750
International: $10,250

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education. Applicants should be proficient in English and another language. This may be demonstrated through recognised or accredited language qualifications or through an assessment of current competency.

Structure:

12 units: 7 core; 4 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Apply codes and standards to ethical practice; Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments; Interpret in general dialogue settings (LOTE-English); Interpret in general monologue settings (LOTE-English); Prepare to translate and interpret; Manage discourses in general settings; Use routine subject area terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English). Specialist: LOTE-Arabic; LOTE-Indonesian; LOTE-Cantonese; LOTE-Dutch; LOTE-French; LOTE-German; LOTE-Greek; LOTE-Hindi; LOTE-Hungarian; LOTE-Italian; LOTE-Japanese; LOTE-Korean; LOTE-Malay; LOTE-Mandarin; LOTE-Russian; LOTE-Polish; LOTE-Portuguese; LOTE-Serbian; LOTE-Spanish; LOTE-Swedish; LOTE-Swiss German; LOTE-Taiwanese; LOTE-Thai; LOTE-Turkish; LOTE-Croatian; LOTE-Bosnian; LOTE-Australian Indigenous languages; LOTE-Auslan. Plus electives.

Study Pathways:

Advanced Diploma of Translating; Advanced Diploma of Interpreting

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Related Careers:

Interpreter,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
City No info Yes Part time 1 year
City No info Yes Online

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