Advanced Diploma of Interpreting - LOTE-English

RMIT University - TAFE

This qualification is part of the Public Sector Training Package. It covers the competencies required for independent and self-directed work as an interpreting practitioner. It reflects the skills and knowledge required to interpret from a source language to a target language in complex dialogue and monologue settings where the physical elements of the setting or number of parties involved can challenge the capacity of the interpreter to manage the discourse. The interpreter will require advanced skills in retention and recall and may be required to switch modes.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University TAFE Institute/Polytechnic (Govt)
Level: Preparatory/Industry
Campus/Location: City
Institution CRICOS: 00122A


  • Core: Apply codes and standards to professional judgement
  • Negotiate translating and interpreting assignments
  • Interpret in complex dialogue settings (LOTE-English)
  • Interpret in complex monologue settings (LOTE-English)
  • Interpret through communication media
  • Manage discourses in complex settings
  • Sight translate (LOTE-English)
  • Use complex subject area terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English). Electives: Use note taking to recall and reproduce source messages (LOTE-English)
  • Demonstrate complex LOTE proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts
  • Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments
  • Interpret as part of a team
  • Apply theories to translating and interpreting work practices
  • plus more.

RMIT provides students with the opportunity to study and train at an institution with a distinguished reputation, established industry contacts and a proven track record for graduate employability. A qualification from RMIT TAFE will provide you with highly practical, hands-on experiences that focus on developing skills specific to your career path. With a relevant TAFE qualification, you could gain credit and transfer into a related university degree or head straight into the workforce.

Industry partnerships

RMIT works with its partners to deliver practical solutions to emerging global problems and gives its students the opportunity to learn from industry professionals. Our training programs are structured to meet the realities of today's tough and fast-paced employment markets. Throughout your studies, you will engage with industry, collaborate on real and simulated projects, use the latest technology and build your skills through practical application.

RMIT provides a range of services to support students in their studies and enhance their experience at university.

You will have access to:

  • arrival services
  • the MATES program - a highly recommended peer-mentoring program that introduces international students to life at RMIT in Melbourne through the eyes of a local student
  • housing advisory services to assist with all accommodation needs
  • clubs and societies to connect with like-minded students
  • sporting clubs and facilities
  • health and wellbeing services
  • study and English support
  • international student advisers.

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Campus life

  • Recreation trips and tours, including skiing, camping and surfing
  • Sports clubs - from basketball to taekwondo
  • Australian University Championships
  • Over 100 social clubs for students to bond over common interests
  • Spiritual Centre
  • LEAD program - leadership experience
  • Free cinema, art exhibitions, music, bands, dance crews, on-campus gym and much more

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