Diploma of Interpreting

PSP52412

Course Overview

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Description

The Diploma of Interpreting reflects the skills and knowledge required to interpret in general dialogue settings, with the potential to interpret in general monologue settings, where the interpreter is able to physically control the discourse to assist retention and recall.

Job roles

Employment in interpreting varies with the market for interpreting in particular languages and domains. The Diploma prepares interpreters for work typically in the community and business domains, interpreting content that is broad and routine or that may be readily predicted and planned for. The community and business domains will include sectors such as general health, welfare and community services, non-complex disability assistance, educational and social contexts, initial police interviews, over the counter interviews in customer and community information services, tourism, and other informal business and workplace contexts where the consequences of errors in communicative intent can be readily managed. The majority of interpreters are self-employed and are contracted on a sessional basis either directly or through interpreting service providers to work on interpreting assignments, but may find permanent employment in a specific sector such as education, government or health, or may work with a diverse range of clients and sectors. Interpreters may be contracted to work in a team.

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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Satisfied with Training

Percentage of graduates in the Society and Culture field who were satisfied with the training (Diploma).

Improved Work Status

Percentage of graduates in the Society and Culture field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Diploma).

Salary

The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Society and Culture field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Diploma).

Jobs

Graduates of the Society and Culture field (Diploma) are most often employed as:

Community and Personal Service Workers

43.0%

Community and Personal Service Workers
Professionals

25.5%

Professionals
Clerical and Administrative Workers

13.9%

Clerical and Administrative Workers

Industries

Graduates of the Society and Culture field (Diploma) are most often employed in:

Health Care and Social Assistance

51.1%

Health Care and Social Assistance
Public Administration and Safety

13.5%

Public Administration and Safety
Education and Training

9.9%

Education and Training

All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Financial Assistance

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There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

 

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Subsidised Training

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Unfortunately, no subsidies are currently available for this course.

VET Student Loans

Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.

Australian Apprenticeships


Australian Apprenticeships (also known as apprenticeships and traineeships) combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship.


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