Course Title: Manage discourses in complex settings

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6154 Advanced Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

Course Title: Manage discourses in complex settings

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG5843C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Bing Lee Teh

Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 0326

Course Contact Email: binglee.teh@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills required to manage the physical setting and communication dynamics of discourses in complex settings. It requires knowledge of the nature and structure of complex interpersonal, institutional and meeting dynamics and the ability to apply effective solutions to challenges that arise during the discourse. The unit includes planning and confirming the discourse process, managing the communication flow, and reviewing and evaluating the discourse management process.

 

This unit applies to those working as interpreters in a range of complex settings for a variety of purposes. Complex settings are those involving specialised subjects requiring a high level of subject knowledge, or intense assignment specific preparation. The physical elements of the setting, or the number of parties involved, limit the interpreter from managing the discourse. The interpreter may be required to switch modes in a challenging environment, where there is a range of participant interests and personal welfare and safety issues that need to be considered. Interpreting in this setting typically requires assignments involving formality, or participants with high status and accountability. There are limited opportunities for error correction and the consequences of errors in communicative intent can have significant implications.

This unit will be delivered in a cluster as follows:

Communication Cluster (2 units)      

  • LANG5843C Manage discourses in complex settings                
  • LANG5842C Interpret through communication media  

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS083 Manage discourses in complex settings

Elements:

1. Plan and agree process

2. Manage flow of communication

3. Evaluate discourse management


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.

The assessment tasks may inlcude, but are not limited to:

- practical demonstration
- roleplays
- real or simulated interpreting assignments via communication media
- self reflective reports
- action learning plans.