PSP60816 / 0102128

Advanced Diploma of Translating

Course Overview:

The Advanced Diploma of Translating is currently available for Chinese < > English only.

Bring diverse people together with an Advanced Diploma of Translating (Mandarin-English both directions). This course prepares students to translate special purpose texts and convey information between languages with significant equivalence problems.

Students will learn to negotiate assignments, apply codes and standards to professional judgement, edit texts, and ensure quality control of translations conducted by themselves and others.

This qualification covers the competencies required to translate special purpose texts from one language to another, to convey information written using specific terminology for a specific audience in functionally equivalent translated texts that are accurate and appropriate to the context, target audience and end use.

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Career Outcomes:

The Advanced Diploma of Translating prepares translators to translate texts where there may be significant equivalence problems between source and target text, the subject of the text has its own specific terminology, or there is need to undertake extensive research and translate complex language and concepts.

Specific audiences may be found in commerce and marketing, government and international relations – including immigration, both regular and humanitarian – the media, and sectors generally considered to be professional, such as law, health and medicine, technology and science.

Assignments may deal with material which requires significant quality assurance processes as the consequences of mis-translation can be far reaching.

We provide a number of options to fund your enrolment.
  • Pay in full
  • Payment plan

Recognition of Prior Learning:

We understand that you may have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, which may reduce your study duration.

Entry Requirements:

The training package does not have any entry requirement, but CHARLTON BROWN’s specific course entry requirements are:


  • Advanced Mandarin and English skills and
  • Diploma or higher qualification


  • IELTS score of 6 or equivalent; or
  • Pass CHARLTON BROWN Entry test


Hardware and software requirements:

  • Desktop or laptop
  • Microsoft Office or equivalent
  • Broadband internet connection
  • A web camera and a speaker

You will need access to software to view online videos and images, such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer, which are available as a download from the internet.


Core Units
  • PSPTIS100
    Apply codes and standards to professional judgement
  • PSPTIS101
    Negotiate translating and interpreting assignments
  • PSPTIS060
    Analyse text types for translation of special purpose texts (LOTE-English)
  • PSPTIS061
    Quality assure translations
  • CUAWRT401
    Edit texts
Elective Units
  • PSPTIS002
    Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments
    Translate special purpose texts from English to LOTE
    Translate special purpose texts from LOTE to English
    Read and analyse special purpose English texts to be translated
    Read and analyse special purpose LOTE texts to be translated
    Demonstrate complex written English proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts
    Read and write documents in a language other than English (Mandarin)
    Manage personal work priorities and professional development

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Course Details

Course Code

PSP60816 / 0102128


26 weeks


Domestic & International

Delivery Mode

  • On Campus
  • Online*
  • Distance* *Domestic students only

Requirements of Enrolment

  • Completion of at least Year 10 from an Australian secondary school or overseas equivalent, or
  • Proof of equivalent competency in core skills to a level appropriate for the course being applied for* and
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and
  • Working With Children Check and
  • IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) (international students)
  • Minimum 18 years of age (international students)

*Proof of competency may include but are not limited to professional, work and life experiences, other accredited or non-accredited study.  

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