Work Integrated Learning Industry Placements

Program introduction

LTCS3002 “Translating & Interpreting Studies” is a School-wide course that introduces translating and interpreting as a professional practice to language students who aspire to the career or are interested in the uses of translating and interpreting in society.

Since 2019, a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) period has been embedded in the LTCS3002 curriculum. The placement will follow several weeks of classroom instruction and preparation; and will be followed by classroom-based debriefing and critical reflection on the WIL placement experience.

All placements and related software will be provided by the School. Students are not required to look for a placement or purchase software during their WIL course.

Students are required to work a minimum of 25 hours during their WIL placement. Subject to enrolment, the School may offer different types of WIL placements.

Industry placements – Short-term placements in a work environment hosted and supervised by an industry partner, where students will work as interns.

Industry projects – Industry projects overseen by an academic in collaboration with an industry partner to produce an industry standard translation work. Projects are likely to be conducted on-campus. Students may need to utilise a Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) tool to complete their translation project.

Work simulations - Activities that are specifically designed to simulate a work environment, using equipment and practices that are standard in the industry, e.g. MAJIT forums for conference interpreting. Generally, they are conducted in specialised teaching facilities on-campus rather than at a workplace site.

Field experience – Activities supervised by a subject matter expert or industry professional, that expose students to an environment where they can observe the application of theory into work practices or the outcome of such work, e.g. worksite visits, study tours to sites of significance. The student’s participation has no impact on the service provision of the host organisation.