Ethics training scholarship helps in-demand interpreters build their skills
A solid understanding of the ethical principals outlined in the AUSIT Code of Ethics is critical to working as a translator or interpreter in Australia. However, this can be a challenge for practitioners working in new, emerging or rare languages that are not currently represented in formal tertiary-level training.
To help bridge the gap, the Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH), in partnership with All Graduates’ training arm Conversations, is offering a scholarship to enable translators and interpreters to complete an ethics training course online.
The Ethics and Professionalism for Interpreters and Translators Course aims to develop practitioners’ knowledge and application of the AUSIT Code of Ethics in their translating and interpreting assignments, and improve their knowledge of the ethical requirements for translators and interpreters in Australia.
The scholarship aims to provide opportunities to the significant number of practitioners in Victoria who have not had the opportunity to complete formal training. A total of 100 scholarships are available, with priority given to applicants working in 33 priority languages. These priority languages, which were identified by NAATI and All Graduates in consultation with the DFFH, are:
- Chaldean Neo-Aramaic
- Chin (Matu)
- Falam Chin
- Hakha Chin
- Hakka Chinese
- Mizo Chin
- Sgaw Karen
- Sudanese Arabic
- Tedim Chin
- Teo Chew
- Timorese Hakka
- Zo (alternate name Zomi)
NAATI Recognised Practicing Interpreters and Translators, Certified Provisional Interpreters and unaccredited practitioners are all welcome to apply. This scholarship is only available to Victorian based Interpreters and Translators.
Limited positions are available. Applications will be closed once all scholarships places are filled.
To apply, fill in the online form by clicking on the link below.