Click here for a list of examples of where an interest in LOTE can lead you, including University Courses, TAFE courses and Apprenticeships. Information provided by the IMVC in their Subject Selection Kit

Why Study LOTE?

The study of a language other than English contributes to the overall education of students, most particularly in the area of communication, but also in the areas of cross-cultural understanding, intercultural learning, cognitive development, literacy and general knowledge. It provides access to the culture of communities which use the language and promotes understanding of different attitudes and values within the wider Australian community and beyond.

The ability to communicate in another language, in conjunction with other skills, may provide opportunities for employment in the fields of interpreting, social services, ethnic affairs, the tourism and hospitality industries, international relations, the arts, commerce, technology, science, education etc.

(Extracted from V.C.A.A. Study Summaries: LOTE (2002-2010)

Career Possibilities Related to LOTE:
  • Actor
  • Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Army Soldier or Officer
  • Bank Officer
  • Barrister
  • Call Centre Operator
  • Child Care Worker
  • Clerical Officer
  • Customs Officer / Broker
  • Diplomat
  • Driving Instructor
  • Education Aide
  • Exporter/ Importer
  • Film Critic
  • Flight Attendant
  • Foreign Affairs & Trade Officer
  • Historian
  • Hotel/Motel Manager/Clerk
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Interpreter
  • Journalist
  • Language Teacher/ Aide
  • Lawyer
  • Library Asst/ Technician/ Librarian
  • Linguist
  • Nursing Asst/ Nurse
  • Police Officer (State) (AFP)
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Receptionist
  • Sales Representative
  • Ships Officer
  • Social Worker
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Subtitler
  • Tour Guide
  • Translator
  • Travel Consultant
  • University Lecturer
  • Welfare Worker
  • Writer

LOTE – industry & related information

www.ausit.org/eng/showpage.php3?id=646 AUSIT is the professional association for Translators and Interpreters in Australia. Whether you are looking for a Translator (written word) or Interpreter (spoken word) or would simply like to find out more about what Translators and Interpreters do, or how to become one, one of the following links will help you.

www.naati.com.au/ NAATI is also an advisory body for the Translation and Interpreting (T & I) industry in Australia providing advice and consultancy services on T & I standards, accreditation, role and conduct of Translators and Interpreters and T & I skills in various settings. Includes employment information.

www.atesolnsw.org/ ATESOL NSW Inc. is an incorporated professional association of people working in the field of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and related areas. Includes teaching opportunities.

www.aas.asn.au/ The Australian Anthropological Society represents the anthropologists of Australia. The goals of the Society are to promote the advancement of anthropology as a professional discipline grounded in the systematic pursuit of knowledge, to promote its responsible use in the service of humankind, and to promote professional training and practice in anthropology.