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Foundations in Translating and Interpreting




Short course towards NAATI certification test for Certified Provisional Interpreter & Certified Translator



Foundations in Translating and Interpreting 


OMI Alert: WA Interpreter Scholarships 

The WA Interpreter Scholarships are an initiative in partnership between the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI), the Australian Institute of Translators and Interpreters (AUSIT) and the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

Scholarships are available for practising interpreters to undertake the Foundations in Translating and Interpreting face-to-face course to be delivered by Babel International College (BIC) in Northbridge from February to June 2022.

For the February 2022 intake, in-demand languages that will attract scholarship support are:

  • African languages/dialects: Amharic, Dinka, Kiswahili, Oromo, Somali, Tigrinya 
  • Asian languages/dialects: Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Burmese, Dari, Gujarati, Hakha Chin, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Hazaragi, Pashto, Punjabi, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
  • European languages: Bosnian, Croatian, Italian, Portuguese, Serbian, Spanish.

The Scholarship Guidelines can be accessed on the OMI website.

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in applying for a scholarship, please contact the Babel International College (BIC) by email info@bic.wa.edu.au or phone 6243 1203.

BIC will explain the course entry requirements, send you the scholarship application form and assist you with queries.

Applications close by 4.00pm Friday 8 October 2021.


Course Description:

This course covers the competencies required to apply the AUSIT Code of Ethics, build glossaries and prepare for interpreting and translating assignments, and manage discourse in interpreting assignments, with particular focus on intercultural issues and understanding. Graduates of this course satisfy NAATI's prerequisites for sitting the Certified Provisional Interpreter. NAATI also recognises graduates who have specified languages and relevant work experience for award of Recognised Practising credential. The course lays the foundations for progress to the full PSP50916 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English).


Units of Competency:

  • PSPTIS001 Apply codes and standards to ethical practice
  • PSPTIS002 Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments
  • PSPTIS003 Prepare to translate and interpret
  • PSPTIS042 Manage discourses in general settings


Target Group:

Domestic students who wish to begin a career in interpreting or translating, or practising interpreters seeking ongoing professional development.


Optional Extra:

Domestic students who wish to satisfy NAATI's prerequisites to sit the Certified Translator test may also enrol in PSPTIS064 Read and analyse special purpose English texts to be translated. The commitment is for an additional 20 class contact hours over a period of 3 weeks.


Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age;
  • Completed Year 12;
  • IELTS Overall Band 6 or equivalent.


Amount of Training:

The class contact hours are 66 hours over a period of 10 or 13 weeks.


The new class commences on the 28/02/2022.




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