Interpreting Skills for NAATI Certification

Interpreting Skills for NAATI Certification - 0037S0146

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This online short course has been developed to help you prepare for the NAATI Certified Provisional Interpreter test.

Student type:
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Other
Fees:

AU$2,000 (2023 total)

Next intake:
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Location:
Online
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

Not applicable

Next intake:
Not applicable
Location:
Not applicable

Overview

The Interpreting Skills for NAATI Certification creates a range of opportunities for you to apply your knowledge and skills.

This course is designed for people who already have work experience as an interpreter and wish to meet the eligibility requirements to sit the NAATI Certified Provisional Interpreter test or apply for the NAATI Recognised Practising Interpreter credential.

You will complete four subjects, which will cover:

  • ethics in interpreting and translating
  • preparation for an interpreting or translating assignment
  • communication and discourse management techniques
  • building glossaries

Throughout this course, you will learn and apply the professional codes of ethics as a translator and interpreter, prepare work plans, manage discourse and prepare glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments. The course will expand on the ethical implications and practical skills required for interpreting or language-related roles within a workplace or community, when candidates wish to practice as professionals.

Scholarships available

The Victorian Government is offering scholarships to students in this skill set in 2023. Eligible language include:

  • Amharic
  • Assyrian
  • Burmese
  • Cantonese
  • Dinka
  • Hazaragi
  • Juba-Arabic
  • Korean
  • Macedonian
  • Pashto
  • Rohingya
  • Sudanese-Arabic
  • Swahili.

 

Please note: this certificate is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.

Details

The Interpreting Skills for NAATI Certification creates a range of opportunities for you to apply your knowledge and skills. 

You will participate in online live sessions and learning activities including scenarios, role plays, online practice tools, group discussions and practical demonstration, reflective journals and simulations of real-life job assignments. Other activities will include interactive e-learning, learner directed reading and practice, and online and library research.

Successful completion of this program requires you to demonstrate that you are competent in 4 units of competency. Assessment includes written work such as questions and answers, assessment reports and self-reflections, presentations, debates, and interpreting demonstrations.

You will be expected to undertake additional personal study to complete the course requirements. You are also required to have skills with and access to computers in order to complete online activities and assessments.

2022 intakes

  • May 2022
  • September 2022

Please refer to the Apply page for dates.

Students must complete the following subjects:

  • LANG5854C Apply codes and standards to ethical practice (PSPTIS001)
  • LANG5848C Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments (PSPTIS002)
  • LANG5855C Prepare to translate and interpret (PSPTIS003)
  • LANG5858C Manage discourses in general settings (PSPTIS042)

Career

This course will help you develop knowledge and practical skills required to work as a translator or interpreter.

Once you have passed the NAATI Certification test, you will be qualified to seek work as a translator or interpreter.

The skill set is endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). The skill set meets the training prerequisite for interpreters who wish to sit the Certified Provisional Interpreter test or apply for the Recognised Practising Interpreter credential with NAATI.

Admissions

To be eligible for this program you must have:

Successfully completed an approved English proficiency test undertaken no more than two years prior to the commencement date of the program, achieving:

  • Versant English Placement Test: minimum score of 51 in speaking and listening. If you do not have any of the test results below, RMIT can arrange for you to complete the Versant English Placement Test at no cost (maximum one test sitting per applicant per intake). To access this online test, please submit your application and RMIT will contact you to arrange the test.
  • IELTS (General or Academic): minimum score of 6.0 in speaking and listening
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum score of 18 in speaking and listening
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum of 50 in speaking and listening
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 169 in speaking and listening
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): minimum of 169 in speaking and listening
  • Or results in another English proficiency test deemed to be equivalent

OR

Successfully completed a tertiary qualification (degree level or higher) where the language of instruction was English

OR

If you are a native English-speaker, you will need to provide evidence of either:

  • Completing your primary and secondary education (equivalent to Australian secondary education year 12) at an institution/s where English was the primary language of instruction; or
  • Completing your secondary (equivalent to Australian secondary education year 12) and tertiary education at an institution/s where English was the primary language of instruction.

Language selection

You must indicate your choice of language in a word document and upload it within your RMIT application. The document should be in the format: Your Name_Language Selection (e.g John Smith_Language selection.docx).

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

 Graduates of this course may be eligible for credit towards:

If you already have experience as a certified translator and/or interpreter you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Fees

2023 fees

This skill set is offered as full-fee only.

  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$2,000* total

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when it is available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee* for 2022. 
  • *Note: *SSAF will be charged per nominal hour at a rate of $0.44 per hour.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when it is available.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022 is $315. 

Note: *SSAF will be charged per nominal hour at a rate of $0.44 per hour in 2022.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

Scholarships are available for eligible students applying to study interpreting and translating in the following languages in 2023: 

  • Amharic
  • Assyrian
  • Burmese
  • Cantonese
  • Dinka
  • Hazaragi
  • Juba-Arabic
  • Korean
  • Macedonian
  • Oromo
  • Pashto
  • Rohingya
  • Sudanese-Arabic
  • Swahili

Visit the Victorian Government website to check your eligibility and find out how to apply.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.