Course Title: Extended Professional Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Extended Professional Project

Credit Points: 24

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: ​Olga Garcia-Caro

Course Coordinator Phone: +(61 3) 9925 2328

Course Coordinator Email: ​

Course Coordinator Availability: By ​email for appointments

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will enable you to engage in an translating or interpreting project based. It is designed as a capstone experience to enable you to synthesize and integrate knowledge, connect theory and practice as well as demonstrate holistic achievement of program learning outcomes. Working individually or as part of a project team you will identify, gather and utilise data and information to respond to a problem, need or industry issue relating to translating and interpreting in your project. You will creatively explore real-world issues, simulating the role of professional translator and/or interpreter in the professional practice context. The course provides an opportunity for you to more deeply investigate a particular area of scholarship and professional practice in the field. As well as academic feedback and supervision, you will also receive feedback  from practising interpreters or translators against industry standards to prepare you for the real-life practice.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


At the completion of this course students can:
- Use strategic thinking and planning to develop creative evidence-based solutions for translating and interpreting issues
- Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on complex theories, evidence and modes of reasoning, and recent developments both local and international, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice in translating and interpreting
- Critically analyse the social, political, organisational, economic and environmental drivers that apply to professional practice
- Use appropriate ethical ideas and reflective practice skills to engage in professional translating and interpreting practice and scholarship

Overview of Learning Activities

The capstone project will include research, sustained analysis, and  translation or interpreting. They are designed to allow you apply skills and knowledge you have acquired in your courses in an industry relevant project. Scheduled group mentoring/supervision hours will provide an environment that is rich in feedback derived from formal mechanisms as well as peer-review.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A range of resources on translation and interpreting theory and practice are available from the libraries either as hardcopy or electronic format.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on the above course and program learning outcomes.

The assessment will be completion of a project involving a sustained analysis and translation of an industry-based text, or small selection of texts or a genre of text with a focused discussion of translation implications or a project involving an aspect of interpreting. The writing of the project will set important goals of comprehensiveness, cohesion and analytic precision in analysing a translation or an interpreting issue.

You will have supervision during your project and will be given feedback by a practising translator or interpreter to reflect industry standards.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

  • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
  • A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: