PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (Part Qualification) for Deaf Students only

The Deaf Interpreting Part Qualification course is for deaf people who are interested in undertaking formal training in order to assist them in sitting the NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) Certified Provisional Deaf Interpreter (CPDI) test. Currently, this course is only available for students who live or work in NSW.

This course will be delivered face-to-face with the possibility of moving online if restrictions are in place due to COVID-19. Please note that if we are required to move online you will need to ensure you have access to a laptop or desktop computer and reliable internet connection. (See the Required Material & Equipment tab further down for more information on what’s needed.)

Location to be confirmed but will be central to Sydney CBD or Parramatta.

This course is for deaf students who are fluent in Auslan. You may be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test as part of the enrolment process.

This Part Qualification includes five units taken from PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE – English).

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)

PSPTIS042 Prepare to translate and interpret

This course will run from November 2021 – May 2022. The timetable can be found here

The course guide can be found here

Student handbook can be found here

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government and is fee free for students in NSW who meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria as outlined on the enrolment form.

You must provide the following documents along with your enrolment form. (We usually require these to be signed by an approved witness but realise that this is not possible during lockdown. Please be aware that we may ask you to provide signed documentation at a later date.)


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 students need to have :

  • Laptop or desktop computer with reliable internet connection* (no iPads)
  • Filming device (webcam, handheld camera or smartphone)
  • Word processing and presentation software(s) to make presentations or complete your assessments (Microsoft Word or Google Docs and Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides)
  • PDF reader (download for free here)
  • GoReact account for your videos to be uploaded
  • Access to Zoom
  • Access to Moodle – instructions will be provided before the course
  • Access to printer and scanner – If you are not familiar with document editing
  • Pen and notepad


Note: For classroom-based courses, laptops are preferred rather than phones or tablets and students may need to hotspot from their phone. For blended courses (online and classroom), student MUST use a laptop or desktop computer and their screen must be of adequate size (about 22”) in order for them to clearly see their trainer and classmates.


Students who don’t have access to a computer may be able to access ATE’s Computer Loan Scheme. More information can be found here.

Upcoming courses

Enrolments now closed. Contact with any questions.