Mental Health interpreting course for Auslan‹›English and Deaf Interpreters


Friday 9th November 2018
Saturday 10th November 2018
Sunday 11th November 2018
Friday 16th November 2018
Saturday 17th November 2018

Attendance to all five days is required.


Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.


Five days, face-to-face sessions, from 9:30 am to 4:45 pm

PD points towards recertification:

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be eligible to earn 60 PD points for professional development for NAATI certification purposes (Section 1.1 of the NAATI Recertification Professional Development Catalogue)

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.

About the course:

The short course will examine key interpreting principles and practices associated with mental health settings. Topics covered include an overview of the mental health system, guidelines, protocols, ethical considerations and interpreting best practice. The short course will also include presentations from expert mental health professionals providing different perspectives including clinical psychologists, consumer advocates and interpreters who will discuss the importance of the role of Auslan‹ ›English and Deaf interpreters in mental health settings in Australia.

The professional development short course aims to:

  • Examine key Auslan<>English and Deaf interpreting theories and techniques and how they best apply to working in Mental Health settings.
  • Increase the participants’ ability to monitor and evaluate their performance.
  • Extend and fine-tune participants’ interpreting skills through practice exercises and situated learning activities.
  • Provide essential background knowledge and practical advice regarding working in Mental Health Settings.
  • Discuss the importance of stress management and occupational health and safety issues when working in Mental Health settings.
  • Promote improved understanding the role of the Auslan<>English and Deaf interpreter and the principles of professional practice in Mental Health settings.
  • Provide a basic understanding on the clinician’s/users’ perspective in mental health. Interactions.

Intended audience:

Limited places are available and are open to Auslan‹ ›English and Deaf interpreters from across Australia.

Selection Criteria:

  • Certification level (preference given to interpreters who have transitioned to Certification)
  • ASLIA Membership status
  • Your experience in working in mental health settings (please list the differing settings/ treatment styles)
  • Any relevant formal studies (either related to mental health in general, or mental health interpreting).


Full fee $750 (GST Included).

Deaf Victoria will be offering a subsidised price  for Auslan<>English and Deaf interpreters who are based in Victoria. Successful applicants will be required to contribute of $320 (incl. GST) towards the cost of the course.

Application process:

Applications for this short course is now closed. If you wish to be notified once the next intake is open for registrations please follow this link to join our mailing list here

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.


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