Course Title: Interpret through communication media

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5328 Diploma of Interpreting

Course Title: Interpret through communication media

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Atsuko Taniguchi

Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3973

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Interpreters are now able to offer their services, via communication media, to remote and rural areas. In this Unit you will review the technology available for interpreting situations, the potential impact of the technology on the interpreting assignment and its outcomes, and the management skills required to adjust delivery, taking account of the constraints and advantages of the technology.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS608A Interpret through communication media


1 Prepare environment and participants

2 Adapt delivery to equipment

3 Manage discourse

4 Evaluate delivery

Learning Outcomes

As above.

Overview of Assessment

For online groups - The assessment tasks for this unit will include a quiz to assess understanding of underpinning knowledge and also demostration of skills and knowledge in simulated telephone and video interpreting sessions. Details of assessment plans are included in the Assessment Plan document you will be provided at the begining of the semester.