Introduction to Interpreting and Translating
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 Recognised Practising Interpreter credential.
You will complete four subjects, covering:
- ethics in interpreting and translating
- preparation for an interpreting or translating assignment
- communication and discourse management techniques
- building glossaries.
The course is for candidates who are already in (or well placed to be in) interpreting or language-related roles within a workplace or community. The course will expand on the ethical implications and practical skills required of these roles when candidates wish to practice as professionals.
This course creates a range of opportunities for you to apply your knowledge and skills.
In lessons that span 12 weeks (including two weeks' break), you will participate in face-to-face classes and learning activities including scenarios, role plays, online moderated forums, 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.
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.
The Victorian Government is offering bursaries to students who are accepted into the Introduction to Translating and Interpreting at RMIT University, commencing in 2020. More information about the eligibility can be found in the Scholarship section below.
Each year the course includes a range of languages that have been identified as needing more interpreters. The following languages will be supported in 2020. Please note: You must indicate in your application the language you are applying for.
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 interpreting 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)
Successful completion of 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
Successful completion of 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).
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 course, 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.