Entry-Level 1 to Community Interpreting


April 2018, exact date TBC


Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne


8 hours, in a face-to-face session (9am to 5pm)

PD points towards recertification:

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be eligible to earn 20 PD points towards recertification (Section 1.4 of the NAATI Recertification Professional Development Catalogue)

About the course:

This short course is an introduction to community interpreting, and covers the fundamental skills and knowledge required to work as an interpreter in Australia. Topics covered include interpreting skills and techniques, the T&I industry, NAATI accreditation and testing, memory skills, ethics and the role of the interpreter, common interpreting settings, and dialogue interpreting practice. The short course will combine presentations from experienced T&I professionals and practical interpreting exercises.

This short course does not include NAATI accreditation. For those interested in gaining NAATI accreditation, further training and testing is required. The short course will provide information about how to gain this.

Participants who successfully complete Entry-Level Community Interpreting Level 1 may be invited to attend a further Entry-Level Community Interpreting Level 2 workshop later in the year, which will extend the knowledge and skills established in this course. 

This professional development short course is run with the support of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, State Government of Victoria.

Intended audience:

The course is aimed at those with no prior experience in interpreting who are interested in working in the industry. It is open to speakers of all languages, who have high-level language skills in English and another language or languages.


$204 (GST included).

AUSIT and ASLIA members receive a 10% discount: $183.60 (GST included).

Application process:

Applicants for this short course must have high-level language skills in English and another language or languages. No prior experience in interpreting is required.

Register your interest to be notified when applications open. 


Attendance requirements:

Participants are required to attend all face-to-face hours of the course.

Certificates of Completion will be issued to participants who attend all face-to-face hours of the course.

Payment conditions:

Payment of course fees is to be made via credit card. Instructions for payment will be provided to successful applicants following submission of the application form. Payment of course fees must be made in order to attend the course and be eligible to receive a certificate of completion. Refunds can only be provided when participants are unable to attend due to illness or other unavoidable circumstance, upon provision of relevant evidence.

Testimonials from participants at previous sessions:

“I would like to thank the presenter for informing us about different sectors of interpreting. I am really feeling satisfied that after this program I know how to interpret professionally.”

 “The program was very focused and well delivered with a mixture of theory and practice.”

“Everything about the program was amazing. The most enjoyable and useful thing was sitting in groups and interpreting the dialogues for practice.”

“The presenter is providing useful advice and I’m very pleased.”


Please direct any enquiries to arts-translation-studies-enquiries@monash.edu