PRODUCT ASSESSMENT TASK

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PRODUCT ASSESSMENT TASK

Task Number
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Task Name
Plan and Prepare for an Assignment

National unit/s code
PSPTIS003
National unit/s title
Prepare to translate and interpret

RMIT program / skill set code
S0146
RMIT program / skill set title
Interpreting Skills for NAATI Certification

RMIT Course code 
LANG5855C

 

Section A – Assessment Information

 

Assessment duration and/or due date

 

 

Refer to Canvas.

Task instructions

Type of Product (tick which applies)

☐ Project

 Report

☐ Portfolio

ü Case study

 

Summary and Purpose of Assessment

This is a simulated assignment to demonstrate your skills in:

collecting information for the assignment (nature and conditions of assignment)
determining your suitability for the job based on the information collected
reviewing your own competence to undertake the assignment
advising your clients and booking agencies of your decision
developing your work and preparation plan
evaluating your plan and preparation for the assignment

 

Assessment Instructions

This task simulates a real-life scenario whereby you decline or accept an assignment and plan and prepare for your assignment.

Part 1: Respond, plan and prepare for an interpreting assignment

Part 2: Respond, plan and prepare for a translating assignment.

You must prepare and plan for both the interpreting and translating tasks.

 

Instructions for “Part 1 – Interpreting” and “Part 2 – Translating”

This is a simulated task where it is assumed that you are an interpreter and translator with NAATI credentials. In this task, you are offered an interpreting assignment and a translating assignment and you are expected to ACCEPT and DECLINE both assignments using different communication platforms.

You are then required to plan and prepare for the assignment as an interpreter and translator with NAATI credentials. A template with questions related to planning and preparing for the assignment you received is provided in Section B. You are to respond to all questions.

 

Details of the offered interpreting assignment

 

From: ABC Interpreting Services Job Offer – Job ID: 641878

Tel: 03 9876 5432 Email: booking@abcinterpreting.com.au

 

Date Received
02/09/2022
Booking Type
Face to Face

Ref Number
641878
 
 

NESB/CALD
 
Client Ref No
986460

Language
 
 
 

Service Date
16/11/2022
Day
 

Time
13:00-14:30
 
 

Contact
 
Nature of Request
Employment

Location
Sarina Russo Job Access – Wyndham Vale Campus
 
 

Interpreter
 
 
 

Category
 
Fee
See pay schedule (Appendix 1)

 

Details of the offered translation assignment:

 

From: ABC Translation Services Job Offer – Job ID: 20302

Tel: 03 9876 5432 Email: booking@abctranslation.com.au

 

Date received:  
02/09/2022

Job number:  
20302

Deadline:   
16/11/2022 16:59 AEDT

Job type:  
Translation – Standard

Languages:  
 

Category:  
 

Project manager:  
 

Number of words:  
Refer to the attachment

Value:  
See pay schedule (Appendix 1)

Attachments:  
See attachment on Assignment Page as a separate file

Hard Copy of Translation:
Not required

Other information:  
National Diabetes Services Scheme online fact sheet re: insulin.

Translation to be provided in Microsoft Word, no formatting*

 

Please note: You do not need to translate this document.  These details and the English version/source text have been provided for preparation purposes only.

 

Once your template has been completed and you have answered all the questions and included and further information / screenshots, submit the saved template to Canvas.

 

Conditions for assessment

·      This assessment is to be completed individually.

·      You must provide an answer to each question in Section B and your completed report must be submitted to Canvas on the due date.

·      To achieve a satisfactory result, you will need to answer all questions satisfactorily in Section B.

·      You will be assessed as satisfactory or not satisfactory.

·      Please make arrangements with your teacher at least one week prior to the assessment due date if you feel you require adjustment to the assessment of any part of this task.

·      Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration.

·      If you have an equitable assessment arrangement which provides for negotiation of submission dates, extensions of more than seven days may be considered.

·      If you don’t meet the criteria for the task, you will be provided with an opportunity to resubmit work.

·      You can appeal the assessment decision according to the RMIT Assessment Processes.

·      Please note that as this is competency-based training, you must achieve a result of ‘SATISFACTORY’ for each assessment task. Failure to submit an assessment task will result in a ‘NOT YET COMPETENT’ grade for the unit and it may affect your eligibility to graduate.

Equipment/resources students must supply (if applicable):
Equipment/resources to be provided by RMIT or the workplace (if applicable):

·      Computer and Internet access
·      Access to assessment tasks and learning materials on CANVAS

 

 

Section B – Student Answer Sheet

Student Name
 
Student ID
 

 

Answer the questions in the spaces provided.
Satisfactory

PART 1 – Interpreting assignment
Comment

1a
Copy and record your booking information below from the instructions of this assignment. If any information is missing, please leave that section blank.
Y
N

 
Answer:

Agency:
 

Date received:
 

Reference #:
 

Booking type:
 

NESB/CALD:
 

Client reference #:
 

Contact:
 

Language:
 

Service date:
 

Service time:
 

Location:
 

Interpreter:
 

Category:
 

Other:
 

 

 

1b
Study your assignment offer carefully. Based on the initial offer information you received from ABC Interpreting Services, what do you need to clarify with them? List as least five questions that you want to ask the agency.
Y
N

Answer:

 

 

2

 

Based on the assignment information you received, answer the questions below.
Y
N

Answer:

a) Scope:
What are you required to do in this assignment? (Discuss the type of assignment and the setting.)
 

b) Client:
Who is requesting the work through ABC Interpreting Services? Do you have any contact details?
 

c) Date/time:
When is the job (including the day of the week/date and time)?
 

 

 
To be able to complete your interpreting assignment competently, interpreters need to consider their clients’ expectations of them other than ability to be accurate in meaning transfer. Clients can be either your English-speaking client or your LOTE-speaking client.
Y
N

3.
a)    List two other expectations that your client(s) may have for this assignment.

Answer: Note – Do NOT mention “accuracy”

 

b)  After identifying your clients’ expectations for your interpreting assignment, what are the reasonable standards for these expectations?

(HINT: Are they in line with the Code of Ethics?)

Y
N

Answer:

 

c)   How would these expectations affect your decision to undertake the assignment?
Y
N

Answer:

4.
What will be your responsibilities for the assignment? What are their implications? Please provide at least two examples.

Implications are like consequences or results of something happening or not happening. If you do not follow through with these responsibilities, what will happen?

Y
N

Answer:

Responsibilities
Implications

1)
 

2)
 

 

5.
Identify three sources from where you can seek advice and the advice that may be provided:
Y
N

Answer:

 
Advice from
Advice provided

1.
 
 

2.
 
 

3.
 
 

 

6.
Revisit the above questions and considering your responses to them, please determine your current competency (bilingual skills and knowledge, interpreting skills, academic/work experience, qualification and professional skills, etc.) and preparedness for this assignment.  Please provide reasons to your responses (NOTE: This is a simulated task where it is assumed that you are an interpreter with the NAATI credential).
Y
N

Answer:

 
Evaluate competence
Evaluate preparedness

Language skills and knowledge

[e.g. experience as a bilingual worker or a LOTE teacher] 

Interpreting skills, experience, qualification

[e.g. NAATI certified interpreter, completed Diploma of Interpreting]

Other professional skills relevant to the assignment

[e.g. knowledge of employment setting, experience as an age care worker, completed Graduate Diploma of Australian Migration Law and Practice]

Physical

[e.g. stamina to complete long jobs]

Technical tools or/and tech (if applicable)

Psychological

[e.g. vicarious trauma, PTSD]

Others
 
 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

7.
a)   Having evaluated your competency and other factors, write an email to the client to accept the assignment. Your response should include:
• Addressing the recipient (agency)
• Your decision to accept the assignment
• Details of the assignment including day, time, location and booking ref number

Attach a screenshot of your email below.

Y
N

 [screenshot only]

b)  Having evaluated your competency and other factors, you will decline the offer using your mobile phone. Work with a partner to role play the conversation. Your partner plays the part of the agency, and you play the part of the interpreter/translator.

In your role-play you are required to:

·      address the agency person in the appropriate polite manner

·      say what job you will be declining (details of the assignment including day, time, location and booking ref number)

·      state your reason/s for declining.

[NOTE: you would normally not have to explain your reason to decline with the agency, this is an assessment requirement only.]

Y
N

[No answer here, recording uploaded to Canvas only]

8.
a)       One of the strategies to preparation involves researching websites. Provide three relevant/useful internet resources you would examine in order to prepare for your assignment.
Y
N

Answer:

1
Web Page Title:
 

Web Address (URL):
 

2
Web Page Title:
 

Web Address (URL):
 

3
Web Page Title:
 

Web Address (URL):
 

 

 

b)        Based on your online research, collate some useful information to assist your assignment and attach to the last page of the report. (minimum one full page).
Y
N

Attach your answer to the last page of the report (minimum one full page).

c)       Create a sample bilingual terminology list relevant for your specific assignment.
Y
N

 
English
LOTE

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

 

9

 

10

 

 

9.
a)       What tools and assistance would you use while you are preparing for the assignment?
Y
N

Answer:

b)       Identify at least two possible WHS issues related to the assignment.
Y
N

Answer:

c)       What would you take to the assignment on the day? List at least five items that you are going to take with you.
Y
N

Answer:

 

10.
Travel plans to the assignment site
 
 

a)       How will you travel to the assignment site? Describe your planned trip in detail. You must include the following in your detailed plan:
• What time will you leave home to go to the assignment?
• How long will you estimate to take to arrive at the assignment site?
Y
N

Answer:

 

b)        Attach a map highlighting your travel route from your home to the assignment site. (Please attach a map here).
Y
N

[No typed answer, screenshot only]

c)       You must aim to arrive at the assignment site at least 15 minutes before the booking time. After your arrival, before the assignment starts, what would/could you do?
Y
N

Answer:
 

d)       If you have time for briefing with clients, what would you discuss?
Y
N

Answer:

11.
Reflection and revision of your work plan.

Complete Q1-10 first, and then give it 24 hours. Go through your preparation for this interpreting job (Questions 1-10) and think about the process and also how prepared you are for this job.

Y
N

a)    Discuss how prepared you feel for this job.

Consider:

·         Is there anything missing that you would also need to do/add before going to this job?

·         Are there any issues that you would fix?

·         Is there anything else you would do to better support your quality interpreting services on the day?

·         Does the preparation you have completed adequately address the job requirements?

In your answer, include at least two things you could consider changing.

Answer:

b)     What potential issues can you identify with your planning process? Describe at least two issues (or potential issues) and a strategy you will implement in your next job preparation to improve the process to be better prepared for all future jobs.

Include at least two things you could improve this process.

Y
N

Answer:

Issues / Potential Issues
Strategies to improve the process

1)
 

2)
 

 

 

 

 

Answer the questions in the spaces provided.
Satisfactory

 PART 2 – Translation assignment
Comment

1a.
Copy and record your booking information below. If any information is missing, please leave that section blank.
Y
N

Answer:

 

 

Agency:
 

Date Received:
 

Job number:   
 

Job type:   
 

Languages:   
 

Deadline: 
 

Attachments:   
 

Number of words:   
 

Fee: 
 

Category:   
 

Project manager:   
 

Hard Copy of Translation:    
 

Other information:   
 

 

1b.
Study your assignment offer carefully. Based on the initial offer information you received from ABC Translation Services, what do you need to clarify with them? List as least three questions that you want to ask the agency.
Y
N

Answer:

 

 

2.
Based on the assignment information you received. Answer the questions below.
Y
N

Answer:

a) Scope:
What are you required to do in this assignment? (Discuss the type of the assignment and the setting.)
 

b) Client:
Who is requesting the work through ABC Translation Services? Do you have any contact details?
 

c) Delivery:
By when does this work have to be submitted?
 

 

 

3.
To be able to complete your translating assignment competently, translators need to consider their clients’ expectations of them other than ability to be accurate in meaning transfer.  Clients can be either your English-speaking client or your LOTE-speaking client.
Y
N

a)     List two other expectations that your client(s) may have for this assignment.

Answer: Remember to NOT list “accuracy” as one expectation.

 

 

b)     After identifying your clients’ expectations for your translating assignment, what are the reasonable standards for these expectations?

(HINT: Are they in line with the Code of Ethics?)

Y
N

Answer:
 

c)     How would these expectations affect your decision to undertake the assignment?
Y
N

Answer:
 

4.
What will be your responsibilities for the assignment? What are their implications? Please provide at least two examples.

Implications are like consequences or results of something happening or not happening. If you do not follow through with these responsibilities, what will happen?

Y
N

Answer:

Responsibilities
Implications

1)
 

2)
 

 

 

5.
Identify three sources from where you can seek advice and the advice that may be provided:
Y
N

Answer:

 
Advice from
Advice provided

1.
 
 

2.
 
 

3.
 
 

 

 

6.
Revisit the above questions and considering your response to them, please determine your current competency (bilingual skills and knowledge, translating skills, academic/work experience, qualification and professional skills, etc.) and preparedness for this assignment.  Please provide reasons to your responses. (NOTE: This is a simulated task where it is assumed that you are a translator with the NAATI credential).
Y
N

Answer:

 
Evaluate competence 
Evaluate preparedness 

Language skills and knowledge 

[e.g. experience as a bilingual worker or a LOTE teacher]

 
 

Translating skills, experience, qualification 

[e.g. NAATI certified translator, completed Advanced Diploma of Translating]

 
 

Other professional skills relevant to the assignment 

[e.g. experience as a Graphics Designer; Bachelor of Applied Science (Nutrition)]

 
 

Physical  

[e.g. has a slipped disc, has glaucoma]

 
 

Technical tools or/and tech 

[e.g. has access to CAT software such as Trados, WordFast]

 
 

Psychological 

[e.g. vicarious trauma, PTSD]

 
 

Others 
 
 

 

 

7.
a)       Having evaluated your competency and other factors, use your mobile phone and write a text to the agency to accept the assignment. Your response should include:
• Addressing the recipient (agency)
• Your decision to accept the assignment
• Details of the assignment including the deadline, the topic of the translation and booking ref number
Y
N

[screenshot only]
 

b)     Having evaluated your competency and other factors, you will decline the offer using your landline. Work with a partner to role play the conversation. Your partner plays the part of the agency, and you play the part of the interpreter/translator. In your role-play you are required to:

 

·      address the agency in the appropriate polite manner

·      say what job you will be declining (details of the assignment including the deadline, the translation topic, and booking ref number)

·      state your reason/s for declining.

[NOTE: you would normally not have to explain your reason to decline with the agency, this is an assessment requirement only.]

Y
N

[No answer here, recording uploaded to Canvas only]
 

8.
a)    One of the strategies to preparation involves researching websites. Provide three relevant/useful internet resources you would examine in order to prepare for your assignment.
Y
N

Answer:

1
Web Page Title:
 

Web Address (URL):
 

2
Web Page Title:
 

Web Address (URL):
 

3
Web Page Title:
 

Web Address (URL):
 

 

 

b)     Based on your online research, collate some useful information to assist your assignment and attach to the last page of the report. (minimum one full page).
Y
N

Attach your answer to the last page of the report (minimum one full page).
 

c)    Create a sample bilingual terminology list relevant for your specific assignment.
Y
N

Answer:

 
English
Your LOTE

1
 
 

2
 
 

3
 
 

4
 
 

5
 
 

6
 
 

7
 
 

8
 
 

9
 
 

10
 
 

 

 

9.
a)     What tools and assistance would you use while you are preparing for the assignment?
Y
N

Answer:

 

 

b)    Identify at least two possible WHS issues related to the assignment.
Y
N

Answer:

 

 

10.
Reflection and revision of your work plan.

Complete Q1-10 first, and then give it 24 hours. Go through your preparation for this interpreting job (Questions 1-10) and think about the process and also how prepared you are for this job.

a.    Discuss how prepared you feel for this job.

Consider:

·   Is there anything missing that you would also need to do/add before doing this job?

·   Are there any issues that you would fix?

·   Is there anything else you would do to better support your quality translation services?

·   Does the preparation you have completed adequately address the job requirements?

In your answer, include at least two things you could consider changing.

Y
N

Answer:

 

 

b.    What potential issues can you identify with your planning process? Describe at least two issues (or potential issues) and a strategy you will implement in your next job preparation to improve the process to be better prepared for all future jobs. 

Include at least two things you could improve this process.

Y
N

Answer:

Issues / Potential Issues
Strategies to improve the process

1)
 

2)
 

 

 

 

Section C – Feedback to Student

Has the student successfully completed the task?
YES  /  NO

 
 

Feedback to student:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessor Name:
Date:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix 1: Pay Schedule

 

 

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