Course Title: Negotiate translating and interpreting assignments
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2011
Course Code: LANG5760C
Course Title: Negotiate translating and interpreting assignments
School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6111 - Advanced Diploma of Interpreting
Course Contact : Miranda Lai
Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3523
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Ken Shimizu +61 3 9925 9665 email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 25
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit covers skills and knowledge required to negotiate and make informed decisions when accepting or declining a translation or an interpreting assignment (in regard to terms and conditions, personal competence, level of preparedness, liability issues and recording keeping).
This unit will be taught in a cluster with the following units:
LANG5761C Prepare to translate and interpret
LANG5772C Apply codes and standards to professional judgement
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPTIS501A Negotiate translating and interpreting assignments
1. Collect and assess assignment information.
2. Assess ability to complete assignment.
3. Respond to assignment proposal.
1.1. Clarify the scope of assignments with clients, including languages, terms and conditions, and any specific requirements.
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate in various learning activities, including: lectures, tutorials, class discussions, group/individual work, presentations and site observation.
** Please note that this schedule covers learning activities and topics for LANG 5760, LANG 5761 and LANG 5772.
Week 1 - Course Overview & Lecture: What is professional ethics and how is it different from morality? What are some theories on normative ethics?
Week 2 - The AUSIT Code of Ethics
Week 3 - Further look at the Ausit Code of Ethics
Week 4 - Underpinning knowledge check. Introduction to Agency Work. Assessment Task 2 assigned.
Week 5 - Feed back on knowledge test. Practicalities and preparations for agency work. Introduce current trends to monitor. Start of forum discussions (Assessment Tasks for LANG5772)
Week 6 - Guest Speaker will speak about professional judgments and issues in agency assignments.
Week 7 - Developing a work plan. OH&S issues in Interpreting.
Week 8 - Assessment Task 3 Assigned. Introduction to working with clients directly. Assessment Task 2:Submission of assignment on negotiation and preparation for agency work for peer review.
Week 9 - Negotiating terms with direct clients. Preparing for work coming directly from the client. Assessment Task 3:Submission of assignment on negotiation and preparation for agency work to teacher.
Week 10 - Working as a team. Deciding roles within assignments and sharing knowledge.
Week 11 - Guest lecture on work with direct clients.
Week 12 - Discussion of ethical and professional judgments in direct client work
Week 13 - Developing a workplan. OH&S issues in interpreting.
Week 14 - Peer review process for direct client work. Assessment Task 3: Submission of assignment on negotiation and preparation for direct client work for peer review.
Week 15 - Discussion on industry trends and anticipated changes in the industry. Assessment Task 3:Submission of assignment on negotiation and preparation for direct client work for peer review
Week 16 - Feedback on assignment. Final submission of Forum entries. (Assessment Tasks for LANG5772)
(*) Please note. The topics are indicative only and may vary between language groups depending on their specific needs.
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 are not limited to:
- group discussions
- evidence of correspondence where assignments, conditions were clarified, negotiated
- practical demonstration of understanding of contractual documentation from the industry
- industry contacts and reports
Assessment Task 1: Ongoing class observation via checklist (Elements 1 & 2).
Assessment Task 2: Students will complete a written submission where they respond to a simulated agency job call. They will identify and negotiate terms with the agency and create a workplan to prepare for the assignment. It will go through a peer review process through another student. The student will incorporate suggestions in the peer review process and submit all three versions to the teacher. (Elemetnts 1 - 3) (This assessment will also assess Elements 1 - 4 in LANG 5761.) This task will be used for grading purposes.
Assessment Task 3: Students will complete a written submission where they respond to a job call from a direct client. They will identify and negotiate terms with the ageclient and create a workplan to prepare for the assignment. It will go through a peer review process through another student. The student will incorporate suggestions in the peer review process and submit all three versions to the teacher. (Elemetnts 1 - 3) (This assessment will also assess Elements 1 - 4 in LANG 5761.)This task will be used for grading purposes.
Refer to Assessment Matrix on Blackboard for each assessment.
CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CP - Competent with Pass
NYC - Not Yet Competent
Students may apply for Special Consideration on a range of health or compassionate grounds where they experience unexpected or extenuating circumstances. Information on ‘How to apply for Special Consideration’ can be found at http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=b1wqvnwk8aui
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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.
Extension of time for submission of assessable work procedure: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=7usdbki1fjf31
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