Course Title: Translate special purpose texts from LOTE to English

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6153 Advanced Diploma of Translating

Course Title: Translate special purpose texts from LOTE to English

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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

Course Contact: Bing Lee Teh

Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 0326

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills required to translate special purpose texts from another language to English. It identifies the skills needed to convey the purpose and use of the source information in functionally equivalent translated texts for a specific audience. This unit will be delivered in a cluster as follows:

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:

PSPTIS063 Translate special purpose texts from LOTE to English


1. Analyse special purpose source texts

2. Translate LOTE source texts to draft texts in English

3. Check draft translations

4. Revise translations

5. Finalise and evaluate translations

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