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Training handbook for Health and Medical Interpreters in Australia
Handbook for legal and court Interpreters in Australia

​​Author: Mary Vasilakakos

Publisher: Language Experts 

Date Published: 2015

Genre: Interpreting , Translation and Teaching

ISBN: 978-0-992587321 (paperback)

A Training Handbook for Health and Medical Interpreters in Australia 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Fellow Practitioner,

Welcome to February 2018!

Language Experts is delighted to inform you that the new Chuchotage - Whispered Simultaneous Interpreter Course is now available in Brisbane, Queensland. The course is being delivered onsite as well as online in Brisbane. All practitioners , wishing to obtain Revalidation/Certification can register for this course which is a day course also available onsite in Melbourne and Sydney as well as online via Webinars, our Online Learning program for practitioners who reside outside the above mentioned cities such as SA, WA, NT, ACT and Tasmania. 

Please refer to the BOOK YOUR CLASS ONLINE on the right side of this page by clicking on the relevant title depending on your state.You can register in this course by selecting a suitable date and following the prompts for online payment. 

In addition, Language Experts has also developed the Police Interpreter/Translator Course which it will deliver shortly. These and all our other initiatives are part of our commitment to deliver regular and quality professional development opportunities ​to meet your training requirements. 

The importance of interpreters and translators receiving competent and ongoing professional training cannot be underestimated. It benefits the professional interpreter, the community at large and also helps to maintain the integrity of the profession.  Here at Language Experts, our goal is to keep you up to date with training opportunities. This initiative contributes to the quality of language service provision.

This website is our one-stop shop for all your training needs, and contains comprehensive information about the many and varied training services such as certification/revalidation, professional development, examination preparation, refresher courses, specialist short courses program as well as the online learning through Webinars. Please refer to the relevant page to find out more. To view our 2018 calendar of events, please scroll down this page. 

Language Experts continues to provide regular onsite and online training for interpreters and translators. The onsite training is provided in major capital cities in Australia. Please refer to the BOOK YOUR CLASS ONLINE on the right side of this page for revalidation and other training in your state. You can select the modules you wish to attend and pay online. If you are unable to attend the onsite training, Language Experts can provide you with on-line training via Webinar. Please click on the entry titled: National PD/Certification/Revalidation Courses delivered ON-LINE via Webinarto the right side of this page. 

The next scheduled pd training in Melbourne is on Saturday, 17 February 2018. Please click on the right side of this page under BOOK YOUR CLASS ONLINE.

New South Wales practitioners can take advantage of the modules and workshops to be delivered on the 24 March 2018. Please refer to the BOOK YOUR CLASS ONLINE on the right side of this page. You can select the the course you wish to attend and pay online. Please click on the entry titled: Sydney Certification/Revalidation Short Courses delivered onsite.  

Further to on-site training in the major capital cities in Australia, we provide training services to practitioners who live in other parts of Australia via the On-line Learning Programme by using the  latest Webinar technology, where record attendances have been noted to our specialist certification/revalidation/pd competency units/modules training. 

Please refer to the BOOK YOUR CLASS ONLINE on the right side of this page and click on the title: National Certification/Revalidation PD Courses delivered ON-LINE via Webinar   to select your modules and courses. 

For practitioners in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane wishing to revalidate their qualifications, Language Experts has in placeTraining packages for interpreters and separate ones for translators. The training packages can incorporate a combination of both on-site and on-line training services.This initiative was introduced in 2015 and has had a fantastic response due to the packages meeting all certification/revalidation criteria at discounted prices. 

Practicing interpreters and translators can access this website and register and pay online for any of the courses/modules and workshops delivered regularly in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane as well as via Webinars by visiting the BOOK YOUR CLASS ONLINE section on the right side of this page.

All Language Experts services are delivered in accordance with our commitment to continue to deliver quality regular and ongoing training opportunities for professional development and revalidation purposes. 

We are very pleased to have assisted many practicing interpreters and translators with their specific objectives such as  completing one-on-one custom developed preparation training towards an examination and those who are part of the government policy on certification/revalidation. Our ultimate goal is simple: To keep interpreters and translators up to date with training opportunities and to continue to provide the best quality services  possible and in doing so enhance the quality of the language service provision.

We look forward to making certification/revalidation simple!

Please refer to the Calendar below for pending events. 


Professional Development Modules and Workshops 

The next Professional Development training featuring modules and workshops will  be delivered on site as follows:

Sydney:  Saturday, 24 March 2018, 14 April 2018, 5 May 2018, 23 June 2018.

Brisbane: 24 February 2018, 3 March 2018, 17 March 2018, 7 April 2018 and 21/4/2018. 

Melbourne:  Please contact us for further information. Online training via Webinar is available as well.

Adelaide:Online training via Webinar  as per our National Webinar Calendar. Refer to book your class online on the right side of this page.

Perth: Online training via Webinar  as per our National Webinar Calendar.  Refer to book your class online on the right side of this page.

Please click on the PD/Certification/Revalidation Modules or Courses in the relevant city to register on-line under BOOK YOUR CLASS ONLINE on the right side of this page.

Professional Development/Certification/Revalidation Specialist Courses

delivered on-site as follows:

In Sydney, the Short Courses Program includes:

Saturday, 24 March 2018, 14 April 2018, 5 May 2018 and 23 June 2018.

2. Medical Terminology Course will be delivered on Saturday, 21 April 2018 and

also on Saturday, 19 May 2018.

3. Introduction to Health-Legal Interpreting Course to be delivered on:
 Saturday, 7 April 2018.

4. Legal and Court Interpreting and Translation Course will be delivered over two days on Saturday, 10 March 2018 and Saturday, 17 March 2018.

Registrations are now open. Please click on the PD/Certification/Revalidation & Preparatory Short Courses in Sydney to register on-line under BOOK YOUR CLASS ONLINE on the right side of this page.

In Melbourne, the Short Courses Program includes:

1. CHUCHOTAGE WHISPERED SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETER COURSEto be delivered on Saturday, 17 February 2018, 10 March 2018. 

2. Introduction to Health-Legal Interpreter & Translator Course to be delivered on:

 Saturday,  7 April 2018.

3  Medical Terminology Course to be delivered on Saturday, 3 March 2018, 21 April 2018.

4. Legal and Court Interpreter and Translator Course will be delivered over two days on ​16 and 17 March 2018 and 24 March 2018.

5. Health and Medical Interpreter and Translator Course, will be delivered on Friday, 15 June 2018 and Saturday, 16 June 2018. 

6. Translation Techniques Course - Saturday, 3 March 2018 and 21 April 2018. 

7. Linguistics Module 1,  - Saturday, 24 March 2018.

1. Introduction to Interpreting and Translation Course. 

Please contact us via our website to express your interest in this course.

Registrations are now open. Please click on the PD/Certification/Revalidation & Preparatory Short Courses in Melbourne to register on-line under BOOK YOUR CLASS ONLINE on the right side of this page. 

Preparatory & Recognition/Certification/Revalidation Training:

Melbournethe Program will include:

Introduction to Interpreting and Translation Course ​

This is a two-day prerequisite course for persons applying for recognition of their languages and work experience with NAATI. Persons whose language is not tested and accredited are welcome to attend this course as are new graduates or new interpreters.

Online Learning via Webinars :
We continue to provide online learning via Webinar programs. You can register by clicking under the Book Your Class Online on the right side of this page.

For on-site training events in your specific city or state, please refer to
BOOK YOUR CLASS ONLINE on the right side of this page. To find out more about our National Comprehensive services,please contact us in writing.

​All courses, modules and workshops you attend attract PD points for certification/revalidation purposes as required . Certificates of Attendance are issued to participants who complete the courses upon request for a small fee. All expenses associated with professional development are tax deductible.

If you wish to become a qualified interpreter and/or translator; meet certification/revalidation requirements easily; gain professional development points; refresh and upgrade your skills and increase your employment opportunities, take advantage of our comprehensive training services in the form of courses (onsite) and webinars covering all facets of translating and interpreting delivered by highly trained educators and expert industry presenters. Our training services are flexible, high quality, intensive skills based, highly interactive, delivered on-site and via Webinar.   

When registering and paying for any of our training services via our website, you declare that you have read, understood, and accepted the Language Experts Terms and Conditions contained in the attached document.​ Click here to see the document.
We look forward to attending to your training needs and making Certification/Revalidation simple for you!

Your dedicated Language Experts ​Training Team

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