Professional Development Program

Professional development is of the utmost importance in translation and interpreting training. We, therefore, provide many opportunities for students and practising interpreters and translators to develop and refine their skills. Students are strongly encouraged to undertake short courses dedicated to improving skills and techniques while examining what constitutes best practice in specific industry settings.

Short Courses - Victoria

Interpreters and translators may improve their work through the Professional Development Short Course Program developed in partnership with the Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion Division of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria. This program addresses the issues, practices and techniques of translation and interpreting in specialised areas such as the community, legal, health, mental health and technology fields.

Short courses - Outside of Victoria

PD Interstate Project: Interpreters working in family violence interactions

Monash University Translation and Interpreting Studies will run a pilot training program consisting of three courses in Family Violence. These courses will be delivered in the cities of Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth as these have been identified as cities with a growing demand for interpreter training on topics related to family violence.

The training program is underpinned by our experience in providing professional development training for interpreters and translators in Victoria, and consist of a one-day, face-to-face program combining materials and resources used in our existing short course ‘Interpreters working in Family Violence interactions’ as well as featuring local guest speakers who work in the area of Family Violence from any of the respective fields: practising interpreters, social workers, lawyers or healthcare practitioners .

Participants will be able to attend this training at a reduced cost, members of translation and interpreting associations (AUSIT, ASLIA, WAITI, IPIA) and current T&I students will receive a 10% additional discount. Successful participants will receive an electronic certificate of completion and be eligible to earn 20 NAATI PD points towards recertification (Section 1.4 of the NAATI Recertification Professional Development Catalogue).

The PD Interstate Project was developed with the support of the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) through its NAATI Industry Development Fund.

Places are limited, for further information, see course information and dates (TBA).