Course Title: Demonstrate complex written LOTE proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6153 Advanced Diploma of Translating

Course Title: Demonstrate complex written LOTE proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts

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,
Term1 2019


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 write in a language other than English (LOTE) fluently and accurately, to meet the written language and communication needs of translating special purpose texts. The language competence involves reading, analysing and summarising skills, which can be applied to a range of commercial, professional and literary documents. 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:

PSPTIS067 Demonstrate complex written LOTE proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts


1. Read and analyse complex documents

2. Provide summaries of complex written documents

3. Write professional and commercial documents

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment  and feedback will be ongoing during the semester. Assessments tasks may include, but not limited to, :

- translation projects

- peer reviewed practical tasks

- real or simulated translation assignments

- practical demonstrations/assignments in which theories and strategies are applied