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“Conversations” is the Professional Development division of All Graduates and as part of this PD initiative, we, at All Graduates have decided to launch a fortnightly podcast to complement our webinars and online courses. Every episode we will have a guest and have a conversation about current and hot topics related to the T and I industry as well as interpreting and translation-related challenges and strategies. Guests will vary from T&I practitioners across Australia to key figures in the industry as well as expert names in other fields of practice that are intertwined with the interpreting and translation industry. Each episode will be available via YouTube, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast and Spotify as well as the All Graduates website. The purpose of our podcasts is to aid the professional development of translators and interpreters in Australia by providing them with easy to access T and I related content and current affairs in a conversational format.

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“Conversations” is the Professional Development division of All Graduates and as part of this PD initiative, we, at All Graduates have decided to launch a fortnightly podcast to complement our webinars and online courses. Every episode we will have a guest and have a conversation about current and hot topics related to the T and I industry as well as interpreting and translation-related challenges and strategies. Guests will vary from T&I practitioners across Australia to key figures in the industry as well as expert names in other fields of practice that are intertwined with the interpreting and translation industry. Each episode will be available via YouTube, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast and Spotify as well as the All Graduates website. The purpose of our podcasts is to aid the professional development of translators and interpreters in Australia by providing them with easy to access T and I related content and current affairs in a conversational format.

    S03 E08 - Ask NAATI December 2022 - Aurelie Sheehan & Michael Nemarich, NAATI

    S03 E08 - Ask NAATI December 2022 - Aurelie Sheehan & Michael Nemarich, NAATI

    Ask NAATI, December 2022, features NAATI National Certification Policy and Development Manager Aurelie Sheehan and NAATI National Operations Manager Michael Nemarich on the panel.

    NAATI and All Graduates have collaborated in an initiative that aims to provide information to  practitioners  directly  from  a  NAATI  representative.

    Twice  a  year,  a  panel  of  NAATI managers will answer questions that Interpreters and Translators have sent through using an online form. Questions arepicked at random and directed at the panel by All Graduates Head of Training, FatihKarakas.

    Visit our website for our professional development resources, courses, workshops and more.

    https://conversa.com.au

    • 1 hr 26 min
    S03E07 - Mary Gurgone, Vice Chair, Association for Culturally Appropriate Services.

    S03E07 - Mary Gurgone, Vice Chair, Association for Culturally Appropriate Services.

    Association for Culturally Appropriate Services (AfCAS) is a not for profit organisation based in Western Australia with a focus to enhance the quality and viability of CALD specific aged care service providers to better support CALD communities and seniors in the increasingly competitive market. AfCAS actively fosters and supports organisations to provide culturally appropriate services for the CALD population regardless of geographic location or diversity of needs.

    In this episode, Fatih chats with Mary Gurgone, Vice Chair of AfCAS about the organisation and their future plans and events.

    AfCAS website: https://www.afcas.net/

    MARY GURGONE

    Mary Gurgone was appointed to the NAATI Board of Directors on 1 November 2014 and is currently on the Board of the Perth Foundation for Women. She is the Director of the Centre for Capability and Culture with extensive executive experience in Government, private sector and community organisations. She was selected Chair and member of various board and Audit and Finance Committees. She is a founding member, Fellow and former National President of the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators. Mary has a Master of Business, Bachelor of Arts, as well as qualifications in governance, teaching, vocational education, and interpreting/translating. 

    In 2016 she led her organisation to win the WA Government's Multicultural Award. She introduced a range of interpreting and translating programs in the vocational education and training sector and presented at International, National and State conferences on policy, evaluation, diversity and inclusion. Mary’s personal experience as a migrant has led to her commitment and deep skill development in the cross-linguistic and cross-cultural sectors.
    Mary continues to be involved with international organisations such as Zonta International in leadership roles focusing on governance, inclusion, culture and domestic violence. She has significant experience in working with Aboriginal communities including in the Kimberley in Western Australia.

    • 52 min
    S03E06 - Magdalena Rowan, TAFE SA - Australia's 1st Fully Online Diploma of Interpreting Program.

    S03E06 - Magdalena Rowan, TAFE SA - Australia's 1st Fully Online Diploma of Interpreting Program.

    Overview:

    TAFE SA, located in Adelaide, South Australia is launching Australia's first fully online Diploma of Interpreting program catering to several languages.

    In this episode, Fatih chats with TAFE SA senior lecturer and Certified Spanish Interpreter/Translator Magdalena Rowan about the program and the pros and cons of online interpreter training.

    Guest Bio:

    Magdalena Rowan - Senior Lecturer, Interpreting and Translating, TAFE SA
    Magdalena Rowan has been a practising interpreter/translator for over 40 years. During this time, she has also been involved in most facets of the industry. She has been involved in interpreting and translating education since the eighties and has delivered courses and developed close links with other educators in the VET and higher education sectors throughout Australia and New Zealand.

    Magdalena has worked extensively with NAATI in the development of the NAATI certification system and the NAATI Continuous Improvement Program. In 2017 TAFESA, together with the RMIT, collaborated in developing and delivering the first online “Interpreting and Translating Skills for NAATI Certification” short course and, as a natural progression, Magdalena has led the development of the TAFESA online Diploma of Interpreting. This is a new model of delivery trialled in a very successful pilot run at TAFESA in 2021/22. Magdalena is passionate about improving the quality of performance and training opportunities in the T&I industry and the standing of the interpreting and translating profession in general.

    Applications for the TAFESA Diploma of Interpreting 2023 (online) are now open

    Start date: 27 February 2023

    Designed to fit around your busy schedule, this comprehensive course will be delivered:
    • online, by virtual classroom across Australia
    • part-time (two evenings a week)
    • by lecturers who are certified interpreters in your language.


    Nine language specialisations are being offered:

    Cantonese
    Mandarin
    Dari
    Persian 
    Hazaragi
    Spanish
    Indonesian
    Vietnamese
    Italian


    The final interpreting languages selected will depend on reaching student numbers required for each.

    Why study the diploma?

    The diploma enables you to take your skills to the next level. Course content is designed to help hone your interpreting skills and language proficiency to reach the necessary level to become a Certified Provisional Interpreter and a confident practitioner.

    If you are already certified, you can use the Diploma of Interpreting as professional development to further improve your skills.

    Interpreting profession
    • The interpreting industry has seen exciting and encouraging development in the last decade.
    • The recently improved certification system has helped to raise the skills levels of interpreters, and today there are many interesting professional development opportunities.

    Arguably, there has never been a better time to enter the profession as an interpreter!

    The Diploma of Interpreting is endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) and is the preferred and recommended pathway by NAATI to the Certified Provisional Interpreter test.

    More information:

    https://www.tafesa.edu.au/xml/course/aw/aw_TP01059.aspx?S=AWD&Y=2023


    Email: Trans.Int.Courses@tafesa.edu.au

    • 55 min
    S03E05 – Dr Erika Gonzalez Garcia, RMIT University T&I Program Manager, AUSIT National President

    S03E05 – Dr Erika Gonzalez Garcia, RMIT University T&I Program Manager, AUSIT National President

    Overview: 
    Interpreters and translators work in demanding and specialised settings that require solid linguistic skills.  As part of their research project RMIT University has designed a course that will assist interpreters and translators enhance the pronunciation of difficult English sounds and foster a correct grammatical and idiomatic use of English. The course is supported by the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing of the Victorian Government. 

    In this episode, Fatih chats with Dr Erika Gonzalez about the project and the course. 

    Guest Bio: 
    Erika Gonzalez completed a BA in Translation and Interpreting and an MA in Specialised Translation at Universidad de Valladolid (Spain). She also holds a certificate in Medical Interpreting from the University of Massachusetts. She started her career as a conference interpreter in Europe, and then combined it with legal interpreting at community level. To deepen her knowledge and understanding of this field, she completed an MA by research on community interpreting at Universidad del País Vasco. In 2006, she was awarded an Endeavour Europe Award by the Department of Education, Science and Training, and came to Australia to do her PhD under Professor Sandra Hale's supervision. She graduated with a PhD in professionalism and community interpreting in 2013.

    • 30 min
    S03 E04 AUSIT’s In Touch Magazine – August 2022 Issue, Hayley Armstrong, Managing Editor

    S03 E04 AUSIT’s In Touch Magazine – August 2022 Issue, Hayley Armstrong, Managing Editor

    In Touch is the official magazine of the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators. In this episode, Hayley gives Fatih a sneak preview of the upcoming August 2022 issue of the magazine.
     
    If you have any questions for Hayley regarding the magazine or would like to contribute, you can email her on intouch@ausit.org.au
     
    Guest Bio:
     
    Hayley is the current Managing Editor of AUSIT's In Touch Magazine. She is also a Spanish to English translator and interpreter specialising in the legal and business areas.
     
    Hayley grew up in Brisbane/Sunshine Coast, and has been based in Guadalajara, Mexico, for the last 13 years and has interpreted for the US Consulate in Guadalajara, Monterrey Institute of Technology, and translated for the Guadalajara International Book Fair. She has recently arrived back in her hometown, Sunshine Coast.

    • 28 min
    S03 E03 Ask NAATI - July 2022

    S03 E03 Ask NAATI - July 2022

    NAATI and All Graduates have collaborated on an initiative that aims to provide information to practitioners directly from a NAATI representative. Every quarter, a panel of NAATI managers will answer questions that Interpreters and Translators have sent through using an online form. Questions will be picked randomly and directed at the panel by All Graduates Head of Training, Fatih Karakas at the end of each quarter.

    Ask NAATI - November 2021, features Certification Policy and Development Manager Aurelie Sheehan and National Operations Manager Michael Nemarich on the panel.

    Websites mentioned in this episode:
    https://www.naati.com.au/our-industry...
    https://www.naati.com.au/wp-content/u...
    https://ausit.org/wp-content/uploads/...

    • 42 min

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