Professional Development (PD)

In 2017 WAITI’s PD program is focusing on Interpreting in Legal settings with three workshops confirmed for the period January to June 2017:

  • 03 Feb 2017 – Interpreting and Translating for the Police
    This workshop was oversubscribed and WAITI is considering a repeat and/or extension
  • 05 Apr 2017 – Interpreting in Court
  • 09 Jun 2017 – Interpreting for Migration Agents and Lawyers Assisting Clients, including interpreting before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

Period July to December:

  • 11 Nov 2017 – Interpreting For People Living With Dementia

For details of PD workshops go to ‘News and Updates’.

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WAITI:

  • Works closely with the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI), on state language policy and related issues
  • Has recently accepted representation on the Regional Advisory Committee of NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters)
  • Provides input in the T&I Task Force established under the Financial, Administrative & Professional Services Training Council Inc (FAPSTC)
  • Has built a dialogue with the State health sector on issues of concern
  • Was instrumental in the development of nationally endorsed competency standards for interpreting and translation (two Diplomas and two Advanced Diplomas in each of interpreting and translation)
  • For over two decades worked closely with Central TAFE, then the state’s sole training provider
  • Worked closely with Service Skills Australia on the project to scope the need for competency standards (nationally endorsed qualifications)
  • Was instrumental in the Cook Report on quality control in NAATI testing.
  • In 2003, conducted one of the most comprehensive surveys of the interpreting and translation industry ever completed in WA