Advanced Diploma of Interpreting
The Advanced Diploma of Interpreting reflects the skills and knowledge required to interpret in complex dialogue and monologue settings where there are additional demands in managing the discourse and the interpreter will require advanced skills in retention and recall and may be required to switch modes.
Employment in interpreting varies with the market for interpreting in particular languages and domains. The Advanced Diploma prepares interpreters for work in all of community, business and diplomatic domains, interpreting content that may not easily be predicted or planned for or may require specialist subject knowledge and context awareness. The community, business and diplomatic domains will include sectors such as health and welfare, policing and courts, formal immigration hearings, education, the media, commerce, government and international relations, professional sectors such as the law, technology and science, and assignments involving formality, or participants with high status and accountability where the consequences of errors in communicative intent can have significant implications. 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 and may be required to provide verification of the work of other interpreters.