Professional Development (PD) Program for 2018

21 April 2018, 08:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Interpreting in palliative care settings; details TBA

June 2018 – Interpreting for the elderly in residential care

October 2018 – Interpreting (Child Protection)


Interpreting For People Living With Dementia

This Professional Development session –  a joint venture of WAITI/Alzheimer’s WA – is the fourth Professional Development workshop WAITI has organised in a range of specialist fields in 2017. Focus: how dementia affects the individual especially in relation to communication.

Date: 11 Nov 2017

Time: 09:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Venue: Upstairs Conference Room, Citiplace Community Centre (Perth Railway Station)

Fee: WAITI members $25; non-members: $50 payable on registration. For payment details contact

RSVP: to by 06 Nov 2017. Late registrations will not be accepted. Places are limited.

NAATI Recertification PD Catalogue Points (category 1.5): 10


NAATI Public Briefing Session for Practitioners

Improvements to NAATI Testing (INT)

When: Saturday, 12 August 2017, 09.00 a.m.

Where: Gordon Stephenson House (entry via Murray Street Mall, Railway Line)

Bookings (essential):

This is an information session on the new NAATI certification scheme and its impact for current practitioners. The session will include a presentation by NAATI CEO Mark Painting.


9 June 2017 – Interpreting for Migration Agents and Lawyers Assisting Clients – a WAITI/School of Law, Murdoch University joint venture

This is the third of a series of Professional Development workshops WAITI is organising in a range of legal areas in 2017. The workshop will look at the particular issues which arise in the area of migration, including interpreting before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Date: Friday, 09 June 2017

Time: 3:30 p.m. for a 4:00 p.m. start; duration: 2 hours

Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills Lecture Theatre, Law School, Murdoch University

Fee: WAITI members $30 – non-members $50

RSVP: to by 02 June 2017

NAATI PD points: 20 (schedule 3.1)


5 April 2017 – Interpreting In The Magistrates Court – a WAITI/Perth Magistrates Court joint venture

This is the second of a series of Professional Development workshops WAITI is organizing in a range of legal areas in 2017. The workshop is offered free of charge and will be conducted by the Deputy Chief Magistrate.

Date:  Wednesday, 05 April 2017

Time:  3:30 for a 4:00 pm start; duration: 2 hours. Arrivals later than 3:40 cannot be admitted due to security clearance requirements.

Venue:  Court 37, 501 Hay Street Building, Perth 6000. Participants are requested to wait in the foyer for security clearance.

RSVP: RSVP to by 27 March 2017. Late registrations will not be accepted.


Diploma of Interpreting NMTAFE

North Metropolitan TAFE is planning to re-launch the Diploma of Interpreting (PSP50916) in July 2017 in a range of Languages other than English (LOTE).

Languages under consideration are: Arabic, Dinka, Greek, Hazaragi, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Oromo, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.

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