1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2529-15 Translator

Transcribes text or recorded verbal matter from one language into another.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • studies original texts or recorded verbal matter to comprehend subject matter and converts them into another language to convey the original meanings
  • consults dictionaries and other reference sources to determine accurate meanings of terms
  • ensures that phraseology and terminology of legal, technical or scientific texts are correctly rendered
  • ensures material is translated into the other language in the appropriate register and style and that it will read as an original piece rather than as a translation
  • may specialise in particular languages, or in particular types of subject matter
  • may revise translations to improve them

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