Entry Level 1: Community Interpreting - PDA1015

Entry Level 1: Community Interpreting

Professional development short course

This short course is an introduction to community interpreting and covers the fundamental skills and knowledge required to work as an interpreter in Australia. Topics covered include interpreting skills and techniques, the T&I industry, NAATI accreditation and testing, memory skills, ethics and the role of the interpreter, common interpreting settings, and dialogue interpreting practice. The short course will combine presentations from experienced T&I professionals and practical interpreting exercises.

This short course does not include NAATI accreditation. For those interested in gaining NAATI accreditation, further training and testing are required. The short course will provide information about how to gain this. Participants who successfully complete Entry-Level Community Interpreting Level 1 may be invited to attend a further Entry-Level Community Interpreting Level 2 workshop later in the year, which will extend the knowledge and skills established in this course.

This professional development short course is run with the support of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, State Government of Victoria.

Students may also apply for a bursary which allows for a heavily discounted enrolment fee in cases of financial hardship. Bursary applicants must satisfy the criteria to be considered. The cut-off date for bursary applications is 7 days before the course start date.

At a glance

Date
15/05/20, 03/07/20, 02/10/20

Time
9:00

Length
1 Day

Location
Monash Law Chambers

Cost
$204
$184 (10% discount for AUSIT and ASLIA members)

Aims:

An introduction to community interpreting and assist the trainee to understand the fundamental skills and knowledge required to work as an interpreter in Australia. The course is aimed at those with no prior experience in interpreting who are interested in working in the industry.

Topics covered:

Topics covered include interpreting skills and techniques, the T&I industry, NAATI accreditation and testing, memory skills, ethics and the role of the interpreter, common interpreting settings, and dialogue interpreting practice.

Assessment:

Your presenter will identify a variety of practical tasks during the course.

Recognition:

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be eligible to earn 20 PD points towards recertification (Section 1.4 of the NAATI Recertification Professional Development Catalogue). A Certificate of Completion will be awarded.