Course Title: Read and analyse special purpose LOTE texts to be translated

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6153 Advanced Diploma of Translating

Course Title: Read and analyse special purpose LOTE texts to be translated

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 30

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,
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

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills required to read and analyse a written message in a special purpose language other than English (LOTE) text for the purpose of later transfer to English. It requires identifying the key linguistic, cultural, societal and situational elements to be conveyed in the future language transfer process. 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:

PSPTIS065 Read and analyse special purpose LOTE texts to be translated


1. Identify translating requirements and expectations of audience

2. Analyse language of source text

3. Analyse grammar and cohesion of source text

4. Resolve difficulties

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.