C6154 - Advanced Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

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Plan: C6154 - Advanced Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Advanced Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)
Qualification national code: PSP60916
Nominal hours: 640
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year full-time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Design and Social Context (375T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/svdsc
CRICOS code: 094337G

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Purpose of the Program

In the Advanced Diploma of Interpreting you will learn the skills and knowledge required to interpret in complex and specialist dialogue and monologue settings that require complex language usage and content.  It prepares you to work in domains that include health services, education, business, government, media, international relations, legal services, immigration, conferences and assignments.

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Articulation and pathways


Graduates of this program may be eligible for credit towards the following program:

  • Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)

Learn more about pathways and eligibility for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning into this program.



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Entrance requirements

Academic entrance requirements: Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent senior secondary school studies, or RMIT Foundation Studies program, or a recognised post secondary diploma or certificate in a relevant discipline. Applicants with work experience in this field will also be considered.

VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - English (any)

International English language requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Paper based): 580 (TWE 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT): Overall score of 92 with minimum of 20 in any sections
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE(A)): 58 (no band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English – Advanced (CAE): CAE Grade B
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) – English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs: Advanced Plus certificate

Extra requirements
Applicants must sit an intake test.

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External accreditation and industry links

The program is approved by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI). The Advanced Diploma meets the training prerequisite for interpreters who wish to sit the Certified Provisional Interpreter test with NAATI.

NAATI is the body responsible for setting and monitoring the standards for the translating and interpreting profession in Australia. It does this through its system of accreditation. Certain employment conditions, assignments and work roles will require practicing interpreters to have NAATI accreditation.

For more information visit http://www.naati.com.au

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and Services
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.
Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.
The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.
You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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