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Free dementia training for interpreters: MINDSET project

Update: Please click here to read an update on this project (20/12/2023)

The National Ageing Research Institute’s (NARI) MINDSET project (Improving interpreting for dementia assessments) has developed a training package specifically to support interpreters who work with people with dementia or interpret for cognitive assessments.

You can apply to participate in a randomised control trial of the training to evaluate whether it is effective. If you are a Certified or Certified Provisional Interpreter with at least 6 months experience in one of the following languages you can participate:

    • Arabic
    • Cantonese
    • Greek
    • Italian
    • Mandarin
    • Vietnamese.

    Participation is free and online. If you take part in the trial, NARI will give you access to the training and if you complete it you can claim professional development points towards NAATI recertification.

    If you are interested, click this link to sign up.

    Once the trial is complete the MINDSET training will be available for any English-speaking interpreter in Australia

    The MINDSET project has been supported by NAATI, AUSIT, TIS National, All Graduates, Dementia Australia, Translating and Interpreting Service (NSW), Migrant & Refugee Health Partnership, Televic and NHMRC.

    Associate Professor Bianca Brijnath (UWA & National Ageing Research Institute) is leading this project. If you have questions or are interested in taking part, please contact Andrew Gilbert: mindset@nari.edu.au or +61 3 8387 2567.

    Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) has approved this study (HRE2021-0477).

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