Course Title: Demonstrate language proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5328 Diploma of Interpreting

Course Title: Demonstrate language proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

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 Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Atsuko Taniguchi

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3973

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers skills and knowledge required to conduct complex, cto conduct complex, creative, routine and non-routine communication in English and another  language to meet the language and communication needs of translating and interpreting. It involves very effective and  fluent communication skills with the ability to conduct  negotiations, present information and participate in social  and cultural activities at a high level of complexity and  fluency.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS511A Demonstrate language proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts


1. Conduct negotiations in different languages.

2. Deliver presentations in different languages.

3. Participate in social and cultural activities.

4. Provide summaries of complex communication.

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 are not limited to, the following:

  • teacher directed class activities
  • practical exercises
  • group discussions and debates
  • real or simulated monolingual interviews and dialogues
  • recorded speeches and summaries of speeches