Entry-Level Translation

Date and time:

Saturday, 25 May 2019 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm


Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.


7 hours of face-to-face sessions 

PD points towards recertification:

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be eligible to claim 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 translation in community settings, intended for proficient users of English and at least one other language interested in entering the field. Topics covered will include basic theoretical concepts in translation, professional ethics and the role of the translator, relevant genres for community settings, and consideration of the skills and resources required to work as a translator. The short course will combine presentations from academics and experienced T&I professionals. This course does not lead to NAATI certification but will give participants an understanding of the industry, the skills, and knowledge required to work within it and the steps to take to become certified.

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 proficient users of written English and at least one other language who are interested in entering the community translation industry.  Prior translating experience is not required. 


$273.00 (GST included).

AUSIT and ASLIA members receive a 10% discount: $245.70 (GST included).

Application process:

Applications will be opened in early 2019.  Join our mailing list using this link, to be notified once the course is open for registration.

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.


For general enquiries about our professional development short courses, please email us on  arts-translation-studies-enquiries@monash.edu or call: (03) 9905 2123.