Course Title: Apply codes and standards to professional judgement

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6154 Advanced Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

Course Title: Apply codes and standards to professional judgement

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

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,
Term2 2019

Course Contact: Ya-Ping Kuo

Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3771

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills required to apply current and relevant standards of professional and ethical behaviour by translators and interpreters in complex settings and interactions. The unit requires knowledge of professional codes of ethics and the development and maintenance of professional judgement. It requires the ability to consider a wide range of professional issues and to reflect on and continuously develop a highly informed approach to practice. This unit will be delivered in a cluster as follows:

  • Ethics Cluster (3 units)          

    • LANG5826C Apply codes and standards to professional judgement
    • LANG5827C Negotiate translating and interpreting assignments
    • LANG5832C Maintain and enhance professional practice


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS100 Apply codes and standards to professional judgement


2. Develop professional practices and knowledge

3. Apply professional standards, knowledge and judgment to practice

1. Research ethical and professional issues

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:
- Role plays
- Observation checklists
- Teacher directed group activities
- Individual/group research activities within the T&I industry and/or relevant domains to the professional practice such as courts, hospitals, trade expos etc.
evidence demostrating application of codes and standards
- Practical demonstration of understanding and application of codes and standards in selected scenarios and simulated activities