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About This Course

Please find all the course details below. Don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or require advice – our friendly Student Services Team is always happy to assist.

Course Overview

  • Bring diverse people together with an Advanced Diploma of Interpreting & Translating. This course prepares students to translate special purpose texts and convey information between languages with significant equivalence problems.

    Students will learn to negotiate assignments, apply codes and standards to professional judgement, edit texts, and ensure quality control of translations conducted by themselves and others.

    Elective units provide the opportunity to learn additional skills including translating multimedia materials, using modern translation technologies, and translating special purpose texts.

Course Units

    PSPTIS100 Apply codes and standards to professional judgement Core
    PSPTIS101 Negotiate translating and interpreting assignments Core
    PSPTIS060 Analyse text types for translation of special purpose texts
    PSPTIS061 Quality assure translations Core
    CUAWRT401 Edit texts Core
    PSPTIS062 Translate special purpose texts from English to LOTE Elective
    PSPTIS064 Read and analyse special purpose English texts to be translated Elective
    PSPTIS063 Translate special purpose texts from LOTE to English Elective
    PSPTIS065 Read and analyse special purpose LOTE texts to be translated Elective
    PSPTIS068 Demonstrate complex written English proficiency in different subjects and
    cultural contexts
    SITXLAN3415 Read and write documents in a language other than English (Mandarin) Elective
    PSPTIS002 Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments Elective
    BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development  Elective

Career Outcomes

  • Graduates of this course will be qualified to work as professional Interpreters and Translators.

University Pathways

This course articulates into the following pathway courses:
Name of UniversityDegreeCreditsCredit Type
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Arts8Official Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Psychological Science8Official Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Art and Design4Official Packaged

Where & When

    • Hobart Intake: weekly
    • Delivery Mode: face to face and online

Entry Requirements

  • The training package does not have any entry requirement, but NIET’s specific course entry requirements are:

    • Education
    • Advanced Mandarin and English skills
    • Diploma or higher qualification
    • English
    • (International student only)
    • IELTS score of 6 or equivalent; or
    • Pass NIET entry test

Tuition Fees

    • Domestic Full Price: $5,000
    • Offshore International student: $8,000
    • Prices are indicative. Detailed pricing, terms and conditions will be provided in the Letter Of Offer when you apply.

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    Check the course details to make sure this is the course for you. We recommend that you also consult with our student services team if you want to discuss the course in more detail.


    Check the Requirements section to make sure you meet the criteria to enter the course. If you need to upgrade your English or your academic background, no problem, we can package these in.


    If you are eligible to join this course and you have your funding ready, applying is easy! Our simply online application form includes a Quick Guide section. Please read the guide first so you have everything correctly prepared before applying. After reading the guide, just contact us if you have any questions. Click the “Apply Now” button below to go to the application form and guide.

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