National code: PSP50916

Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

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Overview About this course

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This course is superseded.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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: interpreter.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 3 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English) does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English) does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Interpret in general monologue settings (LOTE-English) PSPTIS041

  • Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments PSPTIS002

  • Manage discourses in general settings PSPTIS042

  • Prepare to translate and interpret PSPTIS003

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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