C6183 - Advanced Diploma of Interpreting (Spoken Language)

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Plan: C6183 - Advanced Diploma of Interpreting (Spoken Language)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Advanced Diploma of Interpreting (Spoken Language)
Qualification national code: PSP60922
Nominal hours: 770
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year full-time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Social Care and Health (535T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/college-of-vocational-education
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Purpose of the Program

In the Advanced Diploma of Interpreting (Spoken Language) you will learn the skills and knowledge required to interpret in complex and specialist dialogue and monologue settings that require complex language usage and content.  It prepares you to work in domains that include health services, education, business, government, media, international relations, legal services, immigration, conferences and assignments.

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Articulation and pathways

Guaranteed entry will be negotiated with College of DSC into BP332LAN Bachelor of International Studies (Languages), subject to meeting the entry requirements. 

Credit agreements including 96 credit points of exemptions (equivalent to 1 year full-time study) are being negotiated as part of the pathway agreement into BP332LAN – Bachelor of International Studies (Languages). These are still under development.  

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program.



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Entrance requirements

NAATI endorsement requires Institutions must indicate the English proficiency requirements for entry into the qualification. If the entry requirement is below the level that NAATI accepts for test candidates, the institution should indicate the level of proficiency at which a graduate should exit the qualification. Candidates who have completed an Endorsed Qualification are not required to provide additional evidence of English proficiency. 

Successful completion of an approved English proficiency test within the last two years, achieving: 

Versant English Placement Test: minimum band of C1 in Listening, Speaking and Reading and minimum band of B2 in Writing. 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. 

CEFR: minimum band of C1 in Listening, Speaking and Reading and minimum band of B2 in Writing.  

IELTS (Academic or General): minimum band of 7 in Listening, Speaking and Reading and minimum band of 6 in Writing.  

TOEFL (Internet Based Test - iBT): minimum score of 22 in Listening, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Reading and 21 in Writing. 

ISLPR: minimum band of 4 in Listening, Speaking and Reading and minimum band of 3 in Writing.  

PTE (Academic): minimum band of 76 in Listening, Speaking and Reading and minimum band of 59 in Writing.  

LOTE requirement:  

You must demonstrate proficiency in the language other than English (LOTE) you wish to study in this program. To meet the LOTE proficiency requirement, you must: 

Have completed a recognised year 12 or senior secondary school qualification (equivalent to an Australian year 12) or tertiary qualification taught in the LOTE you are applying to study in the program. 


Complete an RMIT administered LOTE test (which will be provided to you after you submit the application). The LOTE test includes reading, writing, and translating from your second language into your first language (one of them must be English). 



Some LOTE applicants will be interviewed if further information is required. 


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External accreditation and industry links

The program is endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI). The Advanced Diploma of Interpreting (Spoken Language) meets the training prerequisite for interpreters who wish to sit the Certified Provisional Interpreter test with NAATI.

NAATI is the body responsible for setting and monitoring the standards for the translating and interpreting profession in Australia. It does this through its system of accreditation. Certain employment conditions, assignments and work roles will require practicing interpreters to have NAATI accreditation.

For more information visit http://www.naati.com.au

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and Services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.
You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses in our Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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