Course Details – Diploma of Interpreting

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OVERVIEW

The PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English) is designed to provide formal accredited training in interpreting Auslan/English. This is a NAATI (National Accreditation 

Authority for Translators and Interpreters) Endorsed Qualification (EQ) which will develop your skills for interpreting in general dialogue settings, with the potential to interpret in general monologue settings. The Diploma prepares interpreters for work typically in the community and business domains which may include sectors such as community services, educational and social contexts, informal business and workplace contexts.

Upon successful completion of this EQ, a graduate may apply to sit the Certified Provisional Interpreter test directly with NAATI. Please note that the completion of the Diploma of Interpreting course is not a guarantee that you will pass the NAATI test. 

For acceptance to PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English), students must successfully complete a mandatory screening.
Screening will be conducted in Parramatta. Applicants must be available to attend one full day of the screening test. Sessions will commence at 9am and finish at 5pm on both days. Cost is $249 per person for the full-day program. 

Choose from either our online, live course options, or as face-to-face study in a classroom environment. 

Option 1: Face-to-face classes & online study
Option 2: Live online Zoom classes & online study

Face to face and live online sessions are timetabled in the Course Guide (see below), however outside this time, students are expected to complete approximately 20 hours of online learning, home study & community contact per week.

 

Students will attend an Auslan Only Weekend (AOW) which will be attended by members of the Deaf Community. Please note that if you choose the online study option, you will be expected to attend the AOW face to face. 

Completion of the Diploma of Auslan and the Deaf Society’s Bridging course is recommended but not required. Attendance at the mandatory screening weekend is required. The screening weekend is an opportunity to observe participants skills and behaviour with participation being key as this is the means by which individuals will be evaluated for entry into PSP50916 – Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English). There is some theory discussed, however the workshop is primarily practical in nature with activities conducted in both Auslan and spoken English. It involves a mix of individual, small group and whole class activities. Hearing and deaf teachers are involved as are a number of guests. Students are not required to interpret and are not judged on interpreting skills.
 
If you are a past student of the Deaf Society or interested in transferring to a Deaf Society course, please enrol online. Contact studentsupport@deafsociety.com if you require further information.

The Deaf Society will deliver PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English) as units of competency – there are a total of 12 units you will need to complete in order to attain your Diploma.

CodeNameDelivery Mode
PSPTIS001 Apply codes and standards to ethical practiceOption 1: Face to face classes and online study

Option 2: Live Zoom classes and online study
PSPTIS002Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments
PSPTIS003Prepare to translate and interpretOption 1: Face to face classes and online study

Option 2: Live Zoom classes and online study
PSPTIS040Interpret in general dialogue settings (LOTE-English)Option 1: Face to face classes and online study

Option 2: Live Zoom classes and online study
PSPTIS041Interpret in general monologue settings (LOTE-English)Option 1: Face to face classes and online study

Option 2: Live Zoom classes and online study
PSPTIS042Manage discourses in general settingsOption 1: Face to face classes and online study

Option 2: Live Zoom classes and online study
PSPTIS043 Use routine subject matter terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)Option 1: Face to face classes and online study

Option 2: Live Zoom classes and online study
PSPTIS044Demonstrate routine LOTE proficiency in different subjects and cultural contextsOption 1: Face to face classes and online study

Option 2: Live Zoom classes and online study
PSPTIS045Demonstrate routine English proficiency in different subjects and cultural contextsOption 1: Face to face classes and online study

Option 2: Live Zoom classes and online study
PSPTIS046 Use routine education terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)Option 1: Face to face classes and online study

Option 2: Live Zoom classes and online study
BSBDIV301Work effectively with diversityOption 1: Face to face classes and online study

Option 2: Live Zoom classes and online study
BSBREL402 Build client relationships and business networks Option 1: Face to face classes and online study

Option 2: Live Zoom classes and online study

This course is 18 weeks long.

For detailed information about this course, you can access the Course Guide here.

The Student Handbook contains information about ATE’s obligations towards our students, information about students’ rights and obligations towards ATE, as well as links to the relevant policies. 
  
Students should read the Student Handbook prior to enrolling into an accredited course. You can access the Student Handbook here.

 

Screening Workshop

From $249.00.

 

New South Wales

From $2,380.00.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. To check your eligibility, visit the Smart and Skilled Page.

Depending on your previous qualifications and personal circumstances your fee may be different to the fee shown above.

 

Australian Capital Territory

From $2,690.00.
Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments. o check your eligibility, visit the Skilled Capital website.

To book your place in the screening weekend, please email studentsupport@deafsociety.com. Once you have completed the screening weekend and been advised of your place in the course, you can then proceed to applying for the Diploma of Interpreting. Applications must be completed in full with the required evidence attached, signed, dated, and forwarded to studentsupport@deafsociety.com. Successful applications will be placed in class in the order they are received. Partial or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Enrolment applications must be completed in full with the required evidence attached, signed, dated, and forwarded to studentsupport@deafsociety.com


Successful applications will be placed in classes in the order they are received. Partial or incomplete applications will not be accepted. If your application is accepted, you must be available to complete the online orientation. If you have any questions, please contact us at studentsupport@deafsociety.com or 1800 893 855. 

For NSW and ACT students, please note: The documents you provide must be a copy of the original which has been sighted and signed by an Approved Witness within the last 3 months. For a list of approved witnesses see here.

Proof of ID in the form of one of the following:

  • Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
  • Australian or New Zealand Passport
  • Green Medicare card
  • Naturalisation Certificate
  • Humanitarian VISA
  • Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (Permanent Resident)

Proof of residency or employment in the form of one of the following:

  • Current driver’s license
  • Health Care card or Pension card
  • Proof of Age card
  • Letter or email form employer to show the street address where you are working
  • Utilities account relating to your address within the last 3 months of rental document.

If relevant, proof of disability in the form of one of the following:

  • Disability Support Pension card
  • Letter form a medical practitioner
  • Letter from appropriate government agency
  • Letter from TAFE NSW Teacher/Consultant for students with a disability
  • Letter from special education coordinator
  • Letter from specialised allied health professional

All our face to face classes are held in venues with COVID safe plans. We will keep you safe by ensuring you are seated 1.5 meters apart from other students. No pens or other materials are to be shared. You will be asked to sign in and your temperature will be taken.

We want to ensure everyone continues to stay COVID safe while studying Auslan in our face-to-face classes. Click on the guide to stay COVID safe:
https://courses1.deafsocietynsw.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/HOW_TO_STAY_COVID-SAFE_-_Instructions_for_students.pdf

Upcoming Courses

The next enrolment for PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English) opens in the 1st half of 2022 for a Semester 2, 2022 start.