Course Title: Negotiate translating and interpreting assignments

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6153 Advanced Diploma of Translating

Course Title: Negotiate translating and interpreting assignments

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

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

Course Contact: Bing Lee Teh

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 0326

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills required to collect and assess information about the nature and conditions of translating and interpreting assignments, to review personal competence to undertake an assignment and to negotiate an agreed approach to assignments with clients and booking agencies.

This unit applies to those working as translators and/or interpreters in negotiating assignments. 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:

PSPTIS101 Negotiate translating and interpreting assignments


1. Collect and assess assignment information

2. Assess ability to complete assignment

3. Respond to assignment proposal

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 my include, but not limited to, the following:

-teacher directed group activities
-practical exercises
-group discussions
-evidence of correspondence where assignments, conditions were clarified, negotiated
-practical demonstration of understanding of contractual documentation from the industry