Advance your career as a professional interpreter. Use your language abilities to help people be heard and understood in many different kinds of settings. Develop in-demand skills that can be used across a variety of industries including the community, health, tourism and business sectors.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Interpret in different settings
Prepare to translate and interpret
Use routine terminology in interpreting
Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments
Have high ethical standards
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Applying ethical standards to your practice
Using basic strategies to retain and recall messages
Transmitting cultural concepts while communicating
Eligibility to become a certified interpreter
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Effective communication skills
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
A teacher will contact you to make sure this is the right course for you
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Proficiency in a language other than English
A competent level of English
The ability to attend an information session before the course begins
Good communication and collaboration skills
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: interpreter.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English) does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English) does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 Units of competency, including 7 core and 5 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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