Course Title: Interpret in complex monologue settings (LOTE)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6111 Advanced Diploma of Interpreting

Course Title: Interpret in complex monologue settings (LOTE)

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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


Term2 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term2 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014

Course Contact: Miranda Lai

Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3523

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers skills and knowledge required to undertake interpreting from a source language into a target language in complex monologue settings, in what is usually known as consecutive interpreting mode. The complex settings are usually meetings, conferences and group activities which are typically characterized by high level of subject knowledge,  intense assignment specific preparation, use of public speaking skills,  lack of opportunities to correct errors and difficulty to predict content. The main focus is to preserve the communicative intent of the message and transfer the meaning using a range of techniques. 

This unit will be delivered in a cluster with the following units:

LANG5783C Interpret through communication media
LANG5784C Interpret as part of a team

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS606A Interpret in complex monologue settings (LOTE)


1. receive and analyse source message.

2. transfer message to target language

3. evaluate interpreting performance.

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.

The assessment tasks/activities may include, but are not limited to:

- Practical demonstrations
- Role plays
- Observation checklists
- Peer review
- Real or simulated monologue interpreting assignments (live or recorded)