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Scholarships for Interpreters in Western Australia
The Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) WA is offering scholarships to practising interpreters in Western Australia. The North Metropolitan TAFE (NMTAFE) has advertised three core units of the PSP50916 Diploma in Interpreting (LOTE) – language other than English to commence in Semester 1 (February) 2018. OMI is offering scholarships to people who have already applied to NMTAFE, participated in the interview, and received a letter of acceptance from the NMTAFE. The core units are: PSPTIS001 Apply codes and standards to ethical practice PSPTIS003 Prepare to translate and interpret PSPTIS042 Manage discourses in general settings.Read more
NAATI Online portal will be offline from 13 November 2017
As part of NAATI's exciting transition to a new certification system, we will be making major upgrades to the existing Online portal and Online Practitioner's Directory. Access to the portal will be closed from 13 November 2017, to give our development team the necessary time to make the upgrades. The Online Practitioner's Directory search will remain available for people to locate translators and interpreters. This means that during this period, practitioners will not be able to:Read more
- Edit your details online
- Purchase accreditation-related products (ID cards, translator stamps etc.) online
- Activate a free online directory listing or
- Edit your current online directory listing.
Judicial Council completes Recommended Standards for interpreters working in court settings
October 2017, saw the launch of the Recommended National Standards for Working with Interpreters in Courts and Tribunals, published by the Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity (JCCD). This published work is the result of two years of research and consultation, prepared by a JCCD appointed specialist committee. The JCCD is an advisory body formed to assist the Australian courts, judicial officers and administrators, to positively respond to issues cultural diversity in Australia. The Council is composed of members drawn predominately from the judiciary, with select representation from legal and community bodies. Members are selected to balance gender, court level and represent all Australian geographical areas. Many judicial officers serving the council come from diverse cultural backgrounds. Access to fair and equal justice is a legal and moral right in Australia, with “equality before the law,” a principle of our legal system. As Australian proceedings are normally conducted in English, it has long been understood that people from non English-speaking backgrounds should be given access to interpreters, ensuring they receive fair treatment in formal processes. The system should be fair to everyone, regardless of social status, education, disability, or cultural background. However experience in this sector indicates that there are common problems encountered with interpreters in the court system, such as;Read more
- A lack of clarity about who is responsible for engaging an interpreter
- A lack of training by court officials in assessing the need to engage interpreters
- Interpreters and translators who may not have a suitable standard of training and qualifications.
Simplify connecting with clients - Australian freelancer website for translators and interpreters.
Language Network is a new Australian online service that connects NAATI accredited translators and interpreters with clients throughout Australia and overseas. Creator, Nicolo Tiozzo, has a background in IT and logistics. Nicolo has worked in the T&I industry providing IT and admin services to a translation business. After 2 years working in this sector, he decided to create a service to support the specific needs of freelancers in the T&I Industry. Nicolo created the Language Network after his research into tools and directories revealed a lack of Australian websites providing a platform where job offers are linked with skilled translators and interpreters. He hopes the service will help NAATI professionals pursue their career in the Translator and Interpreting (T&I) industry and says it represents the ultimate tool for freelancers. Language Network is a marketplace that brings together clients and NAATI professionals;Read more
- Efficiently – with a targeted job search
- Effortlessly – with notifications for new job posts
- Fairly – with a private bidding system
- Affordably – with a free registration