PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting(LOTE-English)

Qualification: PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting(LOTE-English)

Qualification CRICOS Code: 097597G

Qualification Status: Current

AQF Level: 5

Entry Requirement:

  • Have demonstrated an IELTS level at a score of at least 6.0 or equivalent or demonstration of successful completion of at least General English at Advanced level or English for Academic Purposes at Advanced level.

  • Student applicants for this course must have completed at least one year of a Bachelor or a Master’s degree where English is the medium of instruction. If the Bachelor or Master’s degree is completed offshore and not completed with English as the medium of instruction, then candidates must have an IELTS 6.0 or equivalent to IELTS (no band score less than 6).

  • Evidence of LOTE background learning, i.e. High School certificate/degrees awarded in LOTE countries. Otherwise a Newton College internal LOTE language proficiency test is required.

  • Successfully meets the requirements and satisfies the criteria of Genuine Student Test.

  • Must have sound digital literacy and access to working internet and access to working PC or laptop with a configuration suitable to meet study requirements. Please seek your trainer/assessor assistance in this regard.

  • Have a suitable level of language, literacy and numeracy to complete course requirements with or without additional support that the Newton College is able to provide.

  • Have successfully completed Australian year 12 or equivalent. Are at least at age of 18 on the date of course commencement. Newton College cannot support the learner as required under Australian law if they are younger than 18 at the time of course commencement. If learners wish to discuss any of their matter relevant to their entry and study requirements further, they can contact the Newton College marketing department.

  • Please Note: All the students commencing this course are required to complete the LLN test on the orientation day to assist the Newton College to identify student’s needs for additional support during their study with the Newton College. If the student is opting ELICOS packaged with any vocational course, the student is required to demonstrate IELTS of 5.0 or equivalent.

Total Core Units: 7

Total Electives Units: 5

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-face 20 hours per week.

Total Course Duration: 26 Weeks including 2 weeks of term breaks.

Language Stream: Mandarin and English.

Delivery Location: Brisban Campus, Melbourne Campus.

Total Terms: 2 Terms.

Possible Employer Pathways: Provisional interpreter on NAATI certification.

Course Structure:

To complete the PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting, you need to pass twelve units (consists of 7 core units and 5 electives) of competence. If you leave the program early, you will be given a Statement of Attainment for any units you have been assessed as competent in. We have selected the following units:

C PSPTIS001 Apply codes and standards to ethical practice
C PSPTIS002 Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments
C PSPTIS003 Prepare to translate and interpret
C PSPTIS040 Interpret in general dialogue settings (LOTE-English)
C PSPTIS041 Interpret in general monologue settings (LOTE-English)
C PSPTIS042 Manage discourses in general setting
C PSPTIS043 Use routine subject area terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)
E PSPTIS045 Demonstrate routine English proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts
E PSPTIS046 Use routine education terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)
E PSPTIS047 Use routine health terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)
E PSPTIS048 Use routine legal terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)
E SITXLAN003 Conduct oral communication in a language other than English

Newton College’s Diploma of Interpreting Course (PSP50916) is made available to the students via face-to-face sessions held in fully equipped, contemporary classes. The training is a blend of theory and practical examinations, both conducted within the college premises. Each student who has enrolled for the course is expected to pass all the 12 units to conclude the training program.


1. For international student course fee details, please refer to the International Student Prospectus .

2. For domestic student course fee details, please contact Newton College.

3. Newton College does not guarantee that:

i) a learner/student will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or

ii) a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of Clause 1.1 and 1.2 of Standards of Registered Training Organisation 2015; or

iii) a learner/student will obtain a particular employment outcome where this is outside the control of the Newton College


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