Course Title: Use routine legal terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5364 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

Course Title: Use routine legal terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 25

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,
Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020,
Term1 2021

Course Contact: Stepanie Palomares

Course Contact Phone: +61399259228

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills required to understand and use routine legal terminology in English and a LOTE sufficient to interpret between the two languages in dialogue or monologue settings in routine legal and general policing contexts.

This unit applies to those working as interpreters in a range of routine legal and general policing contexts. The interpreter may be required to interact with members of the general public interacting with police, lawyers, the judiciary and court staff.

This unit will be delivered in a cluster as follows:

Spoken language stream - Terminology cluster:


• LANG5848C Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments

• LANG5863C Use routine health terminology in interpreting (LOTE/English)

• LANG5864C Use routine legal terminology in interpreting (LOTE/English)

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS048 Use routine legal terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)


1. Identify the context of legal terminology

2. Develop understanding of legal terminology

3. Use appropriate oral or signed communication in legal contexts

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.

Assessment tasks may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • teacher directed class activities
  • practical exercises
  • group discussions and debates
  • real or simulated monolingual interviews and dialogues
  • recorded speeches and summaries of speeches