Course Title: Apply codes and standards to ethical practice
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: LANG5762C
Course Title: Apply codes and standards to ethical practice
School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5291 - Diploma of Interpreting
Course Contact : Atsuko Taniguchi
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3973
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Atsuko Taniguchi email@example.com
Meredith Bartlett firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit applies to translators and interpreters and covers skills and knowledge required to ensure that translators and interpreters apply current and relevant standards of professional and ethical behaviour in general settings. The unit requires knowledge of professional codes of ethics and their application to practice. It requires the ability to consider a range of professional issues and to reflect on and continuously develop practice. This unit will be delivered in a cluster with the following units:
PSPTIS501A Negotiate translating and interpreting assignments
PSPTIS502A Prepare to translate and interpret
PSPTIS504A Maintain and enhance professional practice
PSPTIS507A Manage discourses in general settings
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPTIS503A Apply codes and standards to ethical practice
1. Develop knowledge of ethical and professional issues.
2. Apply ethical standards to professional practices.
3. Evaluate professional practices and knowledge related to ethical practice.
1.1. Use reliable sources of information to ensure that knowledge of ethical practice and professional issues is current, comprehensive and relevant.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities include practical demonstrations, simulated activities, discussions, written tests, portfolios, checklists, and guest speakers from the industry
Week 1: Course Introduction and Overview Course Introduction and Overview. Assessment 2 assigned
Week 2: The Interpreting Profession in Australia, Brief historical overview and current status. On going Assessment 1 starts.
Week 3: The NAATI system, Role and Functions of Professional Associations
Week 4: The Interpreted Interview or Three-cornered Situation Dynamics, The role of the “interpreter, other professional and client”
Week 5: Develop knowledge of ethical and professional issues, Guest speaker
Week 6: Interpreting requirements in specific professional domains, Outlining the specific requirements in a range of professional domains NAATI PPIs work in
Week 7 :AUSIT Code of ethics, apply ethical standards to professional practices, simulated interpreting scenario analysis practice
Week 8: Mid semester review, Check Assessment 1 and 2 progress
Week 9: conflict of interest, apply ethical standards to professional practices, simulated interpreting scenario analysis practice
Week 10:ethical dilemma, apply ethical standards to professional practices, simulated interpreting scenario analysis practice
Week 11: Practical management, professional and personal development issues, liaising with employers, managing bookings, tax records, preparing for assignments and researching terminology, developing bilingual glossaries * Guest speaker
Week 12 :Practical management, professional and personal development issues, liaising with employers, managing bookings, tax records, preparing for assignments and researching terminology, developing bilingual glossaries
Week 13: Summary of content to date for reinforcement : Apply current and relevant standards of professional and ethical behaviour in interpreting general settings considering a range of professional issues
Week 14: Assessment 3( class test)
Week 15: Practical demonstration of the relevant unit elements above (this will be incorporated into the Interpreting assessment)
Week 16: Practical demonstration of the relevant unit elements above (this will be incorporated into the Interpreting assessment)
(*) This weekly plan is intended as a guide only for FT students.
Materials prepared in house by the teacher/s
Gentile, A., Ozolins, U., & Vasilakakos, M, Liaison Interpreting, A Handbook, Melbourne University Press, 1996 AUSIT Code of Ethics and Practice
RMIT Learning Hub on line: Blackboard
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
-evidence demostrating application of codes and standards
-practical demonstration of understanding and application of codes and standards in selected scenarios and simulated activities
Assessment 1(10%): Ongoing class checklist -> This assessment is incorporated with other assessments of the ethics cluster competencies and the Interpreting cluster competencies.
Assessment 2( 40%): Completion of portfolio and Logbook-> This assessment is incorporated with other assessments of the ethics cluster competencies and the Interpreting cluster competencies.
Assessment 3 (50%): Written class test
Please refer to Blackboard for detailed assessment matrix. Some of the unit competencies will be assessed incorporated with the Interpreting cluster assessments.
CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CP - Competent with Pass
NYC - Not Yet Competent
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Extension of time for submission of assessable work:
Circumstances may arise which prevent students from completing an assessment task on time. In certain circumstances a student may be entitled to apply for an extension to the due date.
Extensions of 7 calendar days or less:
Students seeking an extension of 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the School.
Extensions of greater than 7 working days:
Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy , preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
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