Course Title: Use routine subject matter terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5364 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

Course Title: Use routine subject matter terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)

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


Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020

Course Contact: Bum Lee

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9665

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills required to understand and use terminology from specific subject areas in English and a LOTE sufficient to interpret between the two languages in general dialogue or monologue settings in those subject areas.

This unit applies to those working as interpreters in a range of contexts.

This unit will be delivered in a cluster as follows:

Dialogue cluster:

  • LANG5856C Interpret in general dialogue settings (LOTE-English)                
  • LANG5858C Manage discourse in general settings                                    
  • LANG5859C Use routine subject area terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS043 Use routine subject matter terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)


1. Identify the context of the terminology

2. Develop understanding of the subject area

3. Use appropriate oral or signed communication in interpreting

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be ongoing during the semester and you will be asked a variety of assessment tasks and activities to assess your level of competence against key performance criteria.
These assessment tasks/activities include, but not limited to, the following:

- Practical demonstrations

- Role plays

- Observation checklists

- Peer review

- Real or simulated interpreting assignments