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Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Webinar

December 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In Partnership with RMIT University, Austin Health, Eastern Health and Western Health, All Graduates presents – Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Webinar.

The format of this webinar will be a live panel discussion workshop, discussing matters surrounding the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 that came into effect in Victoria on 19 June 2019.

A limited number of seats are also available to attend this webinar in person. 40 seats are available on a first come first service basis. Please refer to the RSVP information at the bottom of this email for more information.

Facilitated by RMIT University, this live webinar will feature language service managers from the following health services:

  • Austin Health
  • Eastern Health
  • Western Health
  • and the VAD program manager from Austin Health


This live 90-minute webinar will cover:

  • Voluntary Assisted Dying Act and the impact to Interpreters
  • How might interpreters be involved in the Voluntary Assisted Dying process
  • Quality standards (NAATI certification requirements) for agency interpreters
  • Support available to interpreters

Handouts and documents presented during the webinar will be available to download in the attendee control panel during the live session.

* Whilst the VAD is related to the Victorian Act and will apply mostly to Victorian based interpreters, Interpreters outside of Victoria are welcomed to attend.

Presenter & Facilitator

Dr Erika Gonzalez, Program Manager, Master of Translating and Interpreting RMIT University

Erika has more than 15 years experience teaching translation and interpreting at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Europe and Australia. Her research focuses on the professionalisation of community interpreting and the impact that language barriers have on non-English speakers. Erika´s research and work focuses on the goal of providing fair access to public services for those who cannot communicate in the language/s of their host societies.

Erika is the current National President at AUSIT and had also previously served as the Vice-President (Events & Professional Development)



Maria Maggio de Leo, Manager, Language Services – Austin Health

Cynthia Zupan, Director, Language Services – Eastern Health

Lyn Bongiovanni, Manager Language Services – Western Health

Kat Penna, Program Manager, Voluntary Assisted Dying – Austin Health


PD Logbook

This webinar falls under the NAATI’s re-certification scheme 2.2 and is worth 10 PD points. Points will be applicable only if you attend the live webinar session. (Watching the recorded session post the live session will not attract NAATI PD points)


Actions you must take to Register

This PD is available only to the All Graduates panel of interpreters/translators/clients.
To register, please email: webinars@allgraduates.com.au

NOTE: Spots in the webinar is on a first come first served basis and is limited to the first 500 registrants only.

RSVP: Should you wish to attend this Live session in person (limited to the first 40 participants), please email webinars@allgraduates.com.au and confirm your attendance. Melbourne city based location details will be provided to you upon confirmation.


December 10, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


All Graduates