PSP50916 / 0102129

Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

Course Overview:

The Diploma of Interpreting is currently available for Mandarin < > English only.

The Diploma of Interpreting covers the competencies required to interpret from a source language to a target language, in general dialogue and monologue settings where the interpreter is able to physically control the discourse to assist retention and recall.

In a general setting the context is usually broad and routine, the content or complexity of the situation can usually be predicted and planned for. There are typically two or a few participants, to whom the interpreter has physical and visual access.

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Career Outcomes:

The Diploma of Interpreting prepares interpreters for work typically in the community and business domains, including sectors such as general health, welfare and community services, educational and social contexts, and tourism.

As well as interactions such as initial police interviews, over the counter interviews in customer and community information services, non-complex disability assistance, and other informal business and workplace interactions would be expected in this role.

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 skills
  • Australian year 11 high school certificate or equivalent; or
  • CHARLTON BROWN Entry test


  • 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
  • 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)
  • PSPTIS041
    Interpret in general monologue settings (LOTE-English)
  • PSPTIS042
    Manage discourses in general settings
  • PSPTIS043
    Use routine subject area terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)
Elective Units
  • SITXLAN3115
    Conduct oral communication in a language other than English (Mandarin)
    Conduct career planning
    Work effectively with diversity
    Build client relationships and business networks
    Manage personal work priorities and professional development

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Course Details

Course Code

PSP50916 / 0102129


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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