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AUSIT launches new Tasmanian sub-branch!

AUSIT is holding a general meeting to formalise a new sub-branch for Interpreters and Translators in Tasmania. The meeting will take place on 30 September in Hobart. 

Tasmania's new sub-branch will make it easier to organise social get-togethers, networking events and create the opportunity to organise local PD events.

Presenters from Victoria and elsewhere have been able to offer various PD events in the past to Tasmanian practitioners, however AUSIT (at the national level and particularly at the branch level) has become increasingly aware that this is no real substitute for having an local entity on the ground.

The Tasmanian Sub-branch of AUSIT will help break the professional isolation that practitioners so commonly experience.

AUSIT invites and welcomes any other members who’d like to play a part (even a small one). 

Formal members of the sub-committee need to be financial members of AUSIT. Other people can be co-opted to serve on the sub-committee. 

Any AUSIT member who would be interested in formally being a member of a sub-branch committee is invited to download a nomination form and return it to the address shown on the form. 

Please submit the nomination form either:

  • by scanning and emailing to secretary@ausit.org by close of business on Thu 28 Sep 17, or
  • in person at the meeting.

For additional information or any queries, please contact the General Secretary on secretary@ausit.org, or the national office on 03 9895 4473.

Details of AUSIT General Meeting


12:45 - 13:30

A PD Event: Defending Translating/interpreting Decisions If Challenged will take place on the same day from 9.00 – 12.00 am


Upper Main Grandstand
Hobart Showground
2 Howard Rd, Glenorchy TAS 7010

Public transport information

Metro Tasmania’s regular Glenorchy service operates every 20 minutes from Hobart Bus Mall at weekends.  Take a Glenorchy Bus (routes 502, 510, 512, 520) from Hobart city to Bus Stop 23 on Main Road Glenorchy, cross the railway lines and enter off Howard Road.

Parking information

On-site parking is available at the Showgrounds.

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Free Professional Development training in WA: Recognising and responding to domestic violence.


Lifeline, the Office of Multicultural Interests and AUSIT WA are offering a free session for interpreters working with clients. The session is intended to train practitioners in recognising domestic and family violence. It will also involve appropriate and professional conduct in family violence situations and developing self-care strategies.    

Lifeline’s DV alert is a nationally recognised training program for frontline workers. It is being offered as a free introductory session to practitioners in Western Australia. 

Dates & Times:

Saturday 16 September 2017
9.00am–12.30pm, (Registration from 8.30am)


Saturday 7 October 2017
1.00pm–4.30pm (Registration from 12.30pm)

Both sessions are the same

Book your place

Places are limited and refreshments will be provided so please RSVP by Friday 8 September.

Email: harmony@omi.wa.gov.au

Please advise of any access requirements.


Level 2, 140 William Street, Perth

The session will enable practitioners to:

  • RECOGNISE the nature and scope of domestic and family violence
  • OPERATE appropriately in accordance with the professional role of an interpreter
  • DEVELOP self-care strategies to support your wellbeing

Flyer for the training session

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Transition to certification - what steps do you need to take?

Use this online form to work out the steps you need to take to transition to NAATI certification. Certification will replace NAATI accreditation in January 2018. Transition applications open on 1st October 2017. 

NAATI recommends practitioners preregister for transition to certification.

Use the button below to preregister and receive information directly as it becomes available. 

Preregistration will close at 5pm on 22 September 2017. 

More information

If you are already a NAATI accredited Translator or Interpreter, there is more information in our transition section

For more information about NAATI certification, go to the certification section


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Positions available in Sydney for Health Care Interpreter Service

Two positions have become available in Sydney Health Care Interpreter Service.

  1. Greek full time position, two year contract
  2. Arabic permanent full time position

Apply through the NSW Health website:

Greek - Staff Health Care Interpreter (Grade 1 – 3) Greek – Temp F/T (392146)

Arabic -  Staff Health Care Interpreter (Grade 1-3) F/T  (392687) 


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