Training on Engaging with Interpreters

DV-alert, Domestic and Family Violence Training, are holding a one-day Engaging with Interpreters online workshop on 17 March 2022. This is targeted at frontline workers who might need to engage with interpreters in the course of their work. The aim is to equip frontline workers with the knowledge and skills to engage effectively and safely with an interpreter in domestic and family violence contexts. To be eligible to participate, you must have received a Statement of Attainment for at least one of DV-alert’s eLearning courses, 2-day face to face workshops, or 3-day virtual workshops. Read more and enrol here. […]

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Call for Research Participants: Police Interpreting

The University of Newcastle, University of New South Wales and Griffith University are conducting a study of interpreted communication in police interviews. Certified Interpreters in Mandarin and Spanish are invited to participate in this research study. You will receive a $100 Coles/Myer gift voucher for your time. Total participation time will be approximately three hours, including a free online training course on police interviewing. Participation in the study counts towards your NAATI recertification points as 2 hours of training and 0.5 hours of interpreting practice. You are invited to attend a free professionally developed online course on police interviewing and […]

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International Mother Language Day

UNESCO image of International Mother Language Day 21 February

Today, 21 February, is the declared UN ‘International Mother Language Day’ – a day every year to celebrate the world’s languages and value multilingualism. What are great thing for a bunch of interpreters and language-lovers like us to celebrate! So, to celebrate and raise awareness around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and interpreting, the NAATI Indigenous Interpreting Project team and All Graduates Interpreting and Translating Service have collaborated on a special edition webcast on YouTube. The video is also embedded below. The first half is a conversation between Lavinia Heffernan (CPI Pintupi-Luritja, NAATI Indigenous Interpreting Project Officer) and Fatih Karakas from All Graduates, and then the video features […]

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Launch of Interpreter Training Boost Program in Queensland

On Thursday 17 February 2022, NAATI CEO, Mark Painting and key NAATI staff attended the official launch of the Interpreter Training Boost Program at the Queensland Multicultural Centre in Brisbane. Queenslanders interested in a career as an interpreter will have the opportunity to apply for one of the 120 spots in the subsidised interpreter training program, supported through a partnership between the Queensland Government, TAFE SA and 2M Language Services. The interpreter training is for people who want to undertake interpreter training in languages from new and emerging communities, including Chin languages, Farsi, Thai, Oromo, Kinyarwanda, Kurdish languages and Tigrinya, among others which are in […]

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Job Opportunity: Freelance Translators with Ethnolink

Ethnolink are currently looking for talent to join their panel of independent contractors in all languages. Successful applicants will join their panel of independent contractors, working on translation projects for private, government and community sector clients. There is a particular need for linguists who translate into the following languages: Hindi Korean Punjabi Japanese Thai Persian Dari Somali Sinhalese Fijian Indonesian Malay Applicants must have the following: Must hold a NAATI credential in their language pair (for languages where credentialing exists). Must be a passionate language professionals with at least 2 years experience in translation. Ideally should hold a degree in […]

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Call for Research Participants: Mandarin Certified Interpreters

Assessing the Manner of Speech in Australian Courts: A University of New South Wales Study of Chinese-English Professional Interpreters in Remote Settings If you are a Mandarin NAATI Certified Interpreter, you are invited to participate in a research project about court remote interpreting in simultaneous or consecutive mode with or without visual inputs. This study investigates the effect of the manner of speech on interpreting accuracy in remote settings. All participants will have an opportunity to participate in a zoom court interpreting session with or without visual inputs. Findings will assist practitioners to make evidence-based decisions about risks and benefits […]

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Ethics Training Scholarship for Translators and Interpreters

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH), Victoria Government, “Ethics Training Scholarship for Interpreters and Translators” project aims to provide opportunities to the significant proportion of T&I practitioners in Victoria who have not had the opportunity of completing formal translating & interpreting training.  Through the project, the successful applicants will receive ethics training designed and delivered by expert T&I academics.  The training will be provided through the online self-paced course, “Ethics and Professionalism for Interpreters and Translators” which focuses on the development and application of interpreters’ and translators’ knowledge and application of the AUSIT Code of Ethics.  The online […]

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SlatorCon Remote 2022: Discounted Tickets

SlatorCon Remote on March 16th will examine the industry’s high growth sectors and transformative language technologies that will help language service providers and their enterprise clients to enter new markets, grow revenues, improve operational efficiencies and strengthen teams. Join us to hear and learn from industry leaders across the globe, and to network with language industry executives, technologists and end-clients from around the world, and take away the critical market knowledge to help your business compete and grow. Check the most updated conference agenda. It will be updated regularly ahead of the conference with more information about the conference, topics […]

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Call for Research Participants: NAATI-certified Interpreters in Mandarin and Spanish

Remote simultaneous interpreting in investigative interviews: The effect of language and interpreter training on deception detection, interpreting accuracy and witness credibility. This study tests an intervention to familiarise interpreters with police interviewing strategies. All interpreters will have an opportunity to participate in an online training course and will participate in a live zoom police interviewing session with a role-playing witness. Findings will assist interviewing practitioners to make evidence-based decisions about risks and benefits of video-link interpreting and simultaneous vs consecutive interpreting modes. Dates of each interview are to be determined, but will start in November and will continue until we […]

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Interpreter scholarships soon available in Queensland

Interpreting scholarships will soon be available for aspiring Queensland interpreters under the Interpreter Training Boost Program. The program, a partnership between the Queensland Government, TAFE SA and 2M Language Services, will offer scholarships from early 2022 for up to 120 Queenslanders wanting to pursue a career as an interpreter, including subsidised NAATI certification testing fees. The program aims to support those who speak languages from new and emerging communities, including Chin languages, Farsi, Thai, Oromo, Kinyarwanda, Kurdish languages and Tigrinya, among others which are in demand in the state. Learn more from the Queensland Government here. If you are an aspiring interpreter […]

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