WAITI is committed to quality in both translator and interpreter (T&I) service delivery.
WAITI is a Western Australian T&I practitioner voice that has maintained its independence since its foundation in 1975. When the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) was founded in 1987 drawing together all other professional T&I organisations existing at the time nationally, WAITI decided not to amalgamate but to cooperate closely instead.
We participated in developing and ultimately adopted the AUSIT Code of Ethics. We were a driving force behind the creation, in 1977, of the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) Ltd. We also played a major role in the development of national T&I qualifications first introduced in 2010.
We organise Professional Development (PD) workshops to assist members in maintaining and upgrading their skills.
Our e-Bulletin keeps members informed of professional issues and provides a forum for discussion, advice and information on matters of relevance at state, national and international levels.
We offer T&I service users input into the professional development of their staff as well as training sessions for students of other professional fields who may have to work with interpreters in the course of their career, to improve their understanding of our profession and handling of interpreting situations.