AU$1,500 (2021 total)
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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.
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.
RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience.
As a student of this course, you will undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your practice, and complete these activities in real or simulated work contexts or situations.
You will be assigned simulated translating assignments in two subjects:
- LANG5854C Apply codes and standards to ethical practice; and
- LANG5858C Manage discourses in general settings.
In these classes you will receive feedback on your performance based on industry standards.
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)
You can submit your expression of interest for the course for 2021. It is important to refer to the FAQ document link in the expression of interest for more information.
See below for more details about the expression of interest deadline and study dates.
Expression of interest will be allocated on the basis of language priority. After the expression of interest deadline for each intake, selected prospective applicants will be contacted with further application details, including how to provide their evidence of English proficiency below.
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
Successfully completed a tertiary qualification (degree level or higher) where the language of instruction was English
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.
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).
Expression of Interest deadline
8 January 2021
8 March – 28 May 2021
12 February 2021
12 April – 9 July 2021
25 June 2021
23 August – 5 November 2021
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.
This skill set is offered as full-fee only.
- 2021 full-fee place: AU$1,500* total
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The student tuition fees as displayed 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.