Course Title: Interpret in complex monologue settings (LOTE-English)

Part A: Course Overview

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

Course Title: Interpret in complex monologue settings (LOTE-English)

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 100

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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,
Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term1 2021

Course Contact: Bing Lee Teh

Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 0326

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills required to interpret from a source language to a target language in complex monologue settings, preserving the communicative intent of the source language. The unit requires the ability to use a range of techniques to assist the message transfer process and to address problems in delivery.


An interpreter in the monologue setting is required to interpret from source to target language in one direction. The physical elements of the complex setting will likely prevent the interpreter from managing the discourse.

Interpreting in this setting typically requires high levels of accuracy and accountability and assignments involving formality, or participants with high status and accountability. The content may involve specialised subjects requiring a high level of subject knowledge, or intense assignment-specific preparation. The content of communication may not easily be predicted or planned for, and there are unlikely to be opportunities for error correction. The consequences of errors in communicative intent can have significant implications. The audience in a complex monologue setting typically requires the interpreter to use public speaking or presentation skills.

This unit is delivered in a cluster as follows:                       

Interpreting Cluster (Spoken languages)

  • LANG5840C Interpret complex dialogues setting
  • LANG5844C Sight Translate
  • LANG5845C Use complex subject area terminology in interpreting
  • LANG5841C Interpret in complex monologue settings
  • LANG5847C Use note taking to recall and reproduce source messages
  • LANG5846C Use chuchotage (whispered simultaneous) to interpret       

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS081 Interpret in complex monologue settings (LOTE-English)


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 be asked a variety of assessment tasks and activities to assess your level of competence against key performance criteria.

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

- Practical demonstrations

- Role plays

- Observation checklists

- Real or simulated interpreting assignments (live or recorded)

- Action Learning Tasks