Simultaneous Interpreting

Dates and times:

11, 12 and 14 February 2019 (3 full-day sessions). Registrations are now closed.

Participants are required to attend all sessions.


Monash University Caulfield Campus, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, VIC 3145.


21 hours, comprised of 16 hours of face-to-face sessions split over three days, and 5 hours of self-study activities

PD points towards recertification:

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be eligible to earn 60 PD points towards recertification (Section 1.1 of NAATI PD Recertification Catalogue)

About the course:

This course is an introduction to simultaneous interpreting and is intended for experienced and certified/accredited spoken language interpreters only. Simultaneous interpreting is widely used at international conferences and meetings, during business and diplomatic assignments, in courts and tribunals, and  increasingly in other community settings.

This course is taught by NAATI certified/accredited conference interpreters and introduces the concepts of split attention, self-monitoring, Ear-Voice-Span (EVS), coordination, deverbalisation, reformulation and coping techniques, and provides exercises on these. Course participants will practice simultaneous interpreting in booths or in chuchotage and provide simultaneous interpretation of speeches mainly from English into their LOTE, under the supervision of an experienced simultaneous conference interpreter and trainer, member of AIIC (the International Association of Conference Interpreters). The course will culminate in a mock conference activity, giving participants the opportunity to practice their new skills in a realistic context.

Criteria for applicants:

Applications are welcome from interpreters of English <> Mandarin,  Korean, Spanish,  Vietnamese or French.

Applicants MUST be practising interpreters with both:

  • NAATI certified interpreters/accredited at Professional Level
  • a minimum of 3 years of professional interpreting practice.

NB: Offering of language streams is dependent upon sufficient numbers of trainees and will be confirmed prior to the commencement of the course.


Standard cost: $612 (including GST). AUSIT members receive a 10% discount.

Payment is required upon confirmation of acceptance into the short course. Successful applicants will be emailed payment instructions at this time.

Application process:

Applications for the 2019 intake have now closed.  Join our mailing list using this link, to be notified once the course is open againg 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 and complete all self-study activities.

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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