PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE - English)

Program Code PSP50916
CRICOS Course Code 094308B
Status of Training Product Current
Duration 26 weeks (including term break) 
Language availables
Spanish and English
Mandarin and English
Hindi and English
Entry Requirements
English language requirements: Minimum IELTS 5.5 or equivalent #
Fluency in the Chinese or Spanish language: Qii accepts the successful completion of a higher education degree in Mandarin or Spanish as the evidence of fluency in the language
Intake Dates Monthly Intake Available
Delivery Mode Face to face
Course fees (AUD) Tuition fee: $8,250
Enrolment fee: $250
Material fees: $500

#Alternatively, student can choose to sit for Qii's entry test to determine the suitability for enrolment.

Course Description

This qualification covers the competencies required to interpret from a source language to a target language, in general dialogue and monologue settings where the interpreter is able to physically control the discourse to assist retention and recall.

Units of Competency

This qualification requires the completion of 12 units - 7 core units, 1 unit from Group A, and 4 elective units from Group B General elective units

Core Units
PSPTIS001  Apply codes and standards to ethical practice
PSPTIS002  Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments
PSPTIS003  Prepare to translate and interpret
PSPTIS040  Interpret in general dialogue settings (LOTE-English)
PSPTIS041  Interpret in general monologue settings (LOTE-English)
PSPTIS042  Manage discourses in general settings
PSPTIS043 Use routine subject matter terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)
Group A Elective Unit LOTE Specialisation (For All Spoken Languages)
PSPTIS044 Demonstrate routine LOTE proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts
Group B Elective Units General elective units
PSPTIS046 Use routine education terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)
PSPTIS047 Use routine health terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)
PSPTIS048 Use routine legal terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)
PSPTIS045 * Demonstrate routine English proficiency in different subjects and cultural contexts
ICTICT203 * Operate application software packages
BSBDIV301 * Work effectively with diversity

* Optional elective units from Group B

The students are required to complete 4 compulsory electives as indicated above, however students will be able to choose from one of the optional electives listed above to be their 4th elective from Group B to meet the qualification requirements.


The skills and knowledge gained in this qualification may lead to further studies or employment in Interpreting. On completion of this qualification, learners may seek further studies at any AQF6 or Advanced Diploma level.

How to apply for this course

International students can apply either directly to Queensland International Institute or via an education agent. If you have questions about your application, you can:

  • Speak to a Qii staff member; please phone +61 (7) 3194 6549 and follow the prompts.
  • Send an email to Qii at [email protected] 


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