C5328 - Diploma of Interpreting

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Plan: C5328 - Diploma of Interpreting
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Diploma of Interpreting
Qualification national code: PSP52412
Nominal hours: 450
Career: TAFE
Duration: 6 months full-time - 12 months part-time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Global Studies, Social Science and Planning (365T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities
CRICOS code: 080431C

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Purpose of the Program

The Diploma of Interpreting trains you in skills and knowledge required to interpret in general dialogue settings. The Diploma prepares interpreters for work primarily in the general community services domain, which may include such areas as education, welfare, government, and a range of community information services.

 

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification.

If you are a graduate of the Diploma of Interpreting program and you are accepted into Advanced Diploma of Translating, Advanced Diploma of Interpreting or Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) you will be eligible for exemptions. For the list of courses for which you may claim exemption and other details refer to the relevant program guide via the following link www.rmit.edu.au/students/handbook

If you already have experience as an accredited translator and/or interpreter you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. Information is available on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

 

 

 

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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements: Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent senior secondary school studies, or RMIT Foundation Studies program, or a recognised post secondary diploma or certificate in a relevant discipline. Applicants with work experience in this field will also be considered.

VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - English (any)

International English language requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Paper based): 550 (TWE 4.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT): Overall score of 79 with minimum of 19 in any sections
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE(A)): 50 (no band less than 42)
  • Cambridge English – Advanced (CAE): CAE Grade C
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) – English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs: Advanced certificate (Advanced 1 certificate pre-2011)

Extra requirements
Applicants must sit a bilingual intake test that comprises of a written test and/or an interview in the languages that are part of the program.

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External accreditation and industry links

The program is approved by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI) and graduates who successfully complete the program and also achieve Competent with Distinction (or 70% according to the NAATI accreditation test standards) result in selected units will be recommended to NAATI for accreditation at the paraprofessional level.

NAATI is the body responsible for setting and monitoring the standards for the translating and interpreting profession in Australia. It does this through its system of accreditation. Certain employment conditions, assignments and work roles will require practicing paraprofessional interpreters to have NAATI accreditation.

For more information visit http://www.naati.com.au

 

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and Services
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.
Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.
The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.
You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance


We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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