Course Title: Interpret through communication media

Part A: Course Overview

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

Course Title: Interpret through communication media

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 40

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


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 use technology to support interpreting in visual or physical isolation. The unit requires familiarity with the technology available for interpreting situations and the potential impact of the technology on the interpreting assignment and its outcomes. It outlines the management skills required to adjust delivery to take account of the constraints and advantages of the technology.

This unit applies to those working as interpreters in all consecutive and simultaneous modes in dialogue settings conducted through communication media and may have applications for interpreting for people in remote, interstate and international locations via telephone, video conferencing, call centres or conference calls, internet modes of delivery and TTY. The physical barrier of technology confirms this as a complex setting.

This unit will be delivered in a cluster as follows:

Communication Cluster (2 units)      

  • LANG5843C Manage discourses in complex settings                
  • LANG5842C Interpret through communication media  

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS082 Interpret through communication media


1. Prepare environment and participants

2. Adapt delivery to equipment

3. Manage discourse

4. Evaluate delivery

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 may inlcude, but are not limited to:

- practical demonstration
- roleplays
- real or simulated interpreting assignments via communication media
- self reflective reports
- action learning plans.