Simultaneous Interpreting

Dates and times:

February 2018, 3 full-day consecutive sessions, dates to be confirmed

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 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 accredited spoken language interpreters only. Simultaneous interpreting is widely used at international conferences and meetings, as well as in business and diplomatic interpreting, in court interpreting or in mental health interpreting.

The course is taught by NAATI accredited conference interpreters and introduces the concepts of split attention, self monitoring, décalage, coordination, deverbalisation, reformulation and coping techniques, and provides exercises on these. Course participants will practice simultaneous interpreting in booths or in chuchotage under the supervision of an experienced simultaneous conference interpreter, and provide simultaneous interpretation of speeches mainly from English into their LOTE. 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:

Available languages will be confirmed in December 2017. 

Applicants MUST be practising interpreters with both:

  • NAATI Level 3 Professional Interpreter accreditation
  • 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 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:

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, 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.