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Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE English)




26 weeks

Domestic / Permanent Resident FEES







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Brisbane Centre Campus

What study modes are available?

  • Entirely On-Campus
  • Entirely Online (Face to Face)
  • Entirely Online (Self-study)
  • Mixed Mode (Part On-Campus & Online)

*Domestic students are only required to attend practical & lecture sessions

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Brisbane Centre Campus

Our care-focused Diploma of Interpreting 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.

About the Course:

Charlton Brown’s Diploma of Interpreting offers a formal qualification in interpreting that is endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

The Diploma of Interpreting prepares interpreters for work typically in the community and business domains, including sectors such as general health, welfare and community services, educational and social contexts, and tourism.

As a pre-requisite course for the NAATI Certified Provisional Interpreter credential, Diploma of Interpreting offers an opportunity for students who are bilingual in English and LOTE to better harness their language proficiency for professional purposes. Incorporated with a well-rounded teaching with both essential knowledge of the industry and plentiful exercises to hone their skills in interpreting, students may get prepared for a career in the language service sector that serves a critical need in regards to multiculturalism and diversity.

What You’ll Learn:

  • how to manage interactions such as initial police interviews, over the counter interviews in customer and community information services,
  • Handle non-complex disability assistance, and other informal business and workplace interactions would be expected in this role.


Career Outcomes

Industry Accredited




Minimum age of 17 years

Education & Experience Requirements

Year 11 Australian Senior High School Certificate, or equivalent (e.g. completion of Year 12 or High School in the students home country) with full academic results.

English Language

Upper-Intermediate English (equivalent to 6.0 academic or general IELTS)

Required Identification

Photo ID and evidence of citizenship (international students must provide copy of passport)

Computer Skills & Equipment

Students on this course require computer access for learning purposes and to complete course assessments. As such, learners must have beginner/intermediate computing skills including use of Microsoft Office programmes, in addition to hardware requirements of a desktop or portable computer with keyboard, pointing device, speaker, web camera and microphone, and a broadband internet connection.

Additional Requirements

Requires advanced Mandarin & English skills.

Further Information

Students who are unable to meet the academic or English language criteria may in some cases be eligble to undertake our Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test. Criteria may change at any time without notice. Additional English language requirements may apply to international applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds wishing to articulate on a visa package into a university programme.



Unit Code
Unit Name
Apply codes and standards to ethical practice
Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments
Prepare to translate and interpret
Interpret in general dialogue settings (LOTE-English)
Interpret in general monologue settings (LOTE-English)
Manage discourses in general settings
Use routine subject area terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)


Unit Code
Unit Name
Conduct oral communication in a language other than English (Mandarin)
Conduct career planning
Work effectively with diversity
Build client relationships and business networks
Manage personal work priorities and professional development
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Course Information

Brisbane Centre Campus Intake Dates

2023 Academic Calendar & Intake Dates:
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Brisbane Centre Campus Tuition Fees

Course NameCourse
Domestic / Permanent ResidentCampus
Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE English)26 weeks$3,500BNEANNMonthly

Additional Fees:

Enrolment Fee: $250
Material Fee: $250

Brisbane Centre Campus Study & Schedule

Lecture (F2F Online)
Lecture (On-Campus)
Practical (Offsite)
Practical (On Campus)
Supervised Training (Online)
Tutorial (F2F Online)
Tutorial (On Campus)
Session Recorded

Group A

9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Eddie Da Teng
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Eddie Da Teng
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Eddie Da Teng
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Eddie Da Teng
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Eddie Da Teng

Brisbane Centre Campus Course TRAINERS

Eddie Da Teng

NAATi Certified Translator of English from/to Chinese, NAATI Certified Interpreter of English and Mandarin, Master of Arts in Chinese Translation and Interpreting at the University of Queensland, Certificate IV in Teaching and Assessment. Out of great enthusiasm in translation and interpreting study, I started working in the language service sector since 2016, and joined the vocational education sector as a translating and interpreting trainer one year later.

I have always felt blessed being able to work in a career which I have a true interest in. Making communication between meanings of two completely different languages, deliberating on the choice of a word that is so subtle yet significant enough to affect the whole sentence, exploiting every possibility to formulate the ideal semantic structure that can best fit in the context … they all fascinate me so much. It is not only about teaching students to be proficient in translating and interpreting skills, but also to take enjoyment in this practice. And I just feel obliged to pass on every bit of it to anyone who wishes to learn.

Brisbane Centre Campus Campus & Facilities

Your Campus

NIET Group Brisbane Centre is the home of Charlton Brown vocational courses in Brisbane CBD, with a dedicated Fashion Lab, aged care and child care training facilities. With 10 massive classrooms and intimate breakout rooms.

Session Locations

  • Online Video Conference

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Zhang Jing
Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE - English)
An effective teacher is one who directs, facilitates and manages the students' learning process. Da Teng is one of them. I like his flexible teaching style, positive belief in the ability to solve translating problems, willingness and motivation to listen and caring for students.

Why study with ?

Very Affordable.

Our low fees are designed to make education accessible to all students, and we provide a range of funding options, and customised payment schedules.

Lots of Pathway Options.

We offer more than 200 different package and pathway options to award-winning Australian universities, like Griffith, Bond and UTAS.

Accessible Entry Requirements.

Our college caters to learners of all academic backgrounds and English levels, with a huge range of free study support and tutoring options.

Just the education you need.

Our hyper-focused, student-support-heavy training programmes are designed to get students out into industry, with exactly the skills that industry demand.

How do I apply?

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I’ve had a really fantastic time studying with the college – our training team are really personable and give us a really in-depth and industry-relevant training experience – both in terms of learning to cook, but also running a kitchen.

Rahul Maharjan

My trainer Richard Kim provided great support and care when I was sick due to the pandemic. Richard gave me extra time on assignments. He also explained every topic with great patience. I consider myself extremely lucky to be his student.

Dhruv Dev

Yashi is amazing! She has years of experience in community services. Her class is engaging and interactive. Her assistance and guidance in my studies have improved my confidence in getting a job in the field.

Karent Camacho

During my work placement at Edge Early Learning Centre, I was promoted to lead educator! I thoroughly enjoyed studying at Charlton Brown – easy access to ECEC resources, constructive feedback on the assessments, and tons of help and encouragement from my trainer Fei Yu.

Zhuang Yuci

Great learning experience! A very welcoming environment with a great location in Hobart City! Huge thanks to trainer Jean for his enthusiasm and dedication.

Rajitha Pathum

After completing the work placement, I received a job offer at a renowned childcare centre in Hobart. I would like to thank my trainer Adam for providing a huge amount of support and encouragement during the course.

Lan Huong Luu

Thank you for the great service and guidance in educating students. I finished my certificate in this college because they’re very helpful and professional.

Franchezca Israel

Words cannot express accurately enough how grateful I am for having Fanny as my trainer during most of my Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. The level of her service delivery was above and beyond my expectations, as well as her ethics and the knowledge and skill set she kindly shared with her students, always with a positive attitude, broad smile and gentleness that are her trademark.

Angelica Okawa

Teachers and general staff are always willing to attend our needs, tutoring, questions or even basic documents from reception. The campus is organised and clean. Library, learning materials and even the kitchen are always available for student’s use. I feel comfortable studying here and supported by my teachers. Having chosen to study Childcare at Charlton Brown has being a great decision. Thank you Fanny and Fei for your constant support both in theory assessments!

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Charlton Brown’s trainers are excellent, helping me throughout my Certificate III in Early Childhood Education with incredible examples from the industry, blending their experience and background into the lessons; it really makes the training engaging.

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