Course Title: Prepare to translate and interpret

Part A: Course Overview

Program: S0146 Interpreting Skills for NAATI Certification

Course Title: Prepare to translate and interpret

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 Contact: Ya-Ping Kuo

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3771

Course Contact Email: ya-ping.kuo@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills required to collect and assess information about the nature and conditions of translating and interpreting assignments and to keep work records. It includes skills required to reach a decision to accept or decline an assignment and to prepare effective work plans to maximise assignment outcomes and minimise risks from miscommunication.

This unit applies to those working as translators and interpreters in a range of contexts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS003 Prepare to translate and interpret

Elements:

1. Assess ability to complete assignment

2. Respond to assignment

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 not limited to, the following:

-teacher directed group activities
-practical exercises
-group discussions
-evidence demostrating application of codes and standards
-practical demonstration of understanding and application of codes and standards in selected scenarios and simulated activities