Course Title: Quality assure translations
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: LANG5771C
Course Title: Quality assure translations
School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6109 - Advanced Diploma of Translating
Course Contact : Miranda Lai
Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3523
Course Contact Email:email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
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Nominal Hours: 30
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
Checking and proofing translated texts are increasingly being used as a quality assurance process by large translation agencies, companies and public service agencies. This unit covers skills and knowledge required to check and proof the translated text of another translator in terms of accuracy, completeness and suitability for the end use.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPTIS602A Quality assure translations
1- Prepare to quality assure translation.
2- Compare translated text to source text.
3- Propose amendments to translation.
4- Submit quality assured translation.
1.1. Identify and confirm work requirements, performance expectations and end use of text.
2.1. Analyse source text and identify subject and key elements.
3.1. Discuss proposed corrections to text with appropriate persons according to established procedures and code of ethics.
4.1. Provide checked translation to client in line with agreed arrangements and confirm that it meets client requirements.
Details of Learning Activities
There will be simulated activity involving the production of a pamphlet in LOTE for distribution in the community. They will also receive the Word document with the text to be translated into LOTE.
Timetable will be advised by teacher.
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/activities may include, but are not limited to:
- peer reviewed practical tasks
- real or simulated assignments where translated texts are independently checked and proofed.
- individual/group projects
- action learning tasks.
Assessment Task 1: Production of a LOTE text in a complex setting by students. This assessment task will be graded.
Assessment 2: Translation project involving translation of a video of interview/film/movie segment. To be transcribed, translated and subtitled using translation technology, have peer-reviewed, finalise and submit. Due: Week 8.
Assessment Task 3: Timed translation of a passage in class/lab. Due Week: 11.
Assessment Task 4: Timed translation of 2 passages (in NAATI accreditation test format). Due Week 14-16.
CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency achieved and graded
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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