Course Title: Prepare to translate and interpret

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6134 Advanced Diploma of Interpreting

Course Title: Prepare to translate and interpret

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 25

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Miranda Lai

Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3523

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare work necessary to develop effective work plan and develop resources for translating and interpreting assignments. It includes the ability to analyse and address specific translating and interpreting assignment requirements, to identify and source suitable reference material, and to make efficient use of tools and equipment.

This unit will be taught in a cluster with the following units:

  • LANG5760C Negotiate translating and interpreting assignments
  • LANG5761C Prepare to translate and interpret
  • LANG5767C Maintain and enhance professional practice
  • LANG5772C Apply codes and standards to professional judgement

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS502A Prepare to translate and interpret


1. Analyse assignment information for planning purposes.

2. Establish familiarity with topic and context.

3. Develop work plan.

4. Review and evaluate work plan.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be ongoing during the semester, and you will receive feedback on your progress. You will undertake a variety of assessment tasks and activities to assess your level of competence against key elements and performance criteria.

Assessment tasks may include, but are not limited to:

-teacher directed group activities
-practical exercises
-group discussions
-preparing assignment specific portfolios
-visiting/researching potential workplaces in preparation for an assignment and identify needs for preparation