Course Title: Analyse text types for translation of special purpose texts (LOTE-English)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6153 Advanced Diploma of Translating

Course Title: Analyse text types for translation of special purpose texts (LOTE-English)

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 60

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2021

Course Contact: Ya-Ping Kuo

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3771

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Course Description

This unit describes the skills required to analyse a special purpose source text in one language, identify the text type, and apply the analysis in translation to another language.

This unit applies to those working as translators of special purpose texts, where there are significant equivalence problems between source and target texts. There may also be a need to undertake extensive research and translate complex language and concepts. The purpose of special purpose texts is to convey information for a specific audience. This unit will be delivered in a cluster as follows:

Translation cluster  

  • LANG5828C/PSPTIS060 Analyse text types for translation of special purpose texts (English into LOTE) (C), and

English into LOTE  (Semester 1), and

  • LANG5829C/PSPTIS062 Translate special purpose texts from English to LOTE (E) 
  • LANG5839C/PSPTIS067 Demonstrate complex written LOTE proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts (E) 
  • LANG5830C/PSPTIS064 Read and analyse special purpose English texts to be translated (E) 

LOTE into English (Semester 2) 

  • LANG5836C/PSPTIS063 Translate special purpose texts from LOTE to English (E) 
  • LANG5838C/PSPTIS068 Demonstrate complex written English proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts (E) 
  • LANG5837C/PSPTIS065 Read and analyse special purpose LOTE texts to be translated (E) 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS060 Analyse text types for translation of special purpose texts (LOTE-English)


1. Analyse source text

2. Identify requirements of translation

3. Consider target text requirements

4. Apply analysis to translation

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:

- peer reviewed practical tasks

- real or simulated assignments where translated texts are independently checked and proofed.

- individual/group projects

- action learning tasks.