Course Title: Use complex subject area terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)

Part A: Course Overview

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

Course Title: Use complex subject area terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 50

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,
Term1 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 understand and use terminology from specific subject areas in English and a LOTE sufficient to interpret between the two languages in complex dialogue or monologue settings in those subject areas.

This unit applies to those working as interpreters in a range of contexts. This unit will be 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:

PSPTIS085 Use complex subject area terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)


1. Identify the context of the terminology

2. Extend understanding of the subject area

3. Use appropriate oral or signed communication in interpreting

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.