Course Title: Edit texts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6153 Advanced Diploma of Translating

Course Title: Edit texts

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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


Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018

Course Contact: Bing Lee Teh

Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 0326

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the role of editors or subeditors working in contexts such as book publishing, magazines and journals, corporate, online media, government and not-for-profit organisations. It also covers the role of freelance editors.

This unit will be delivered in a cluster as follows:

Translation Cluster (ENG>LOTE) (3 units)

  • LANG5829C Translate special purpose texts from English to LOTE
  • LANG5839C Demonstrate complex written LOTE proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts
  • COMM5975C Edit texts


Translation Cluster (LOTE>ENG) (3 units)

  • LANG5836C Translate special purpose texts from LOTE to English
  • LANG5838C Demonstrate complex written English proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts
  • COMM5975C Edit texts

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFWRT401A Edit texts


Enhance clarity of written communication

Finalise editing process

Prepare to edit written content

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment  and feedback will be ongoing during the semester. Assessments tasks may include, but not limited to, :

- translation projects

- peer reviewed practical tasks

- real or simulated translation assignments

- practical demonstrations/assignments in which theories and strategies are applied