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ITB Graduates: The Role of AUSIT- Your Professional Association

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST

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This industry training webinar will give ITB Course Graduates an introduction to AUSIT.  

The Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) is the professional association for Interpreters and Translators.  

The President of AUSIT, Erika Gonzalez, will explain: 

  • What is AUSIT? 
  • What does AUSIT do? 
  • What are the benefits of being an AUSIT Member? 
  • What events does AUSIT organise? 
  • How do you get interpreting jobs through AUSIT? 
  • How do you meet other interpreters through AUSIT? 

Speakers

Grace Zhou- Head of CALD Communities, 2M Language Services

Grace manages all aspects of CALD enquiries at 2M. A translator in her own right, Grace’s expertise lies in understanding CALD community needs and servicing clients with acute attention to cultural sensitivity, language terminology and inclusivity. Grace oversees tender and RFP projects related to CALD audiences, ensuring close adherence to project requirements and audience-specific preferences at every step.

 

 

Erika Gonzalez- President, AUSIT  

Erika Gonzalez completed a BA in Translation and Interpreting and an MA in Specialised Translation at Universidad de Valladolid (Spain). She also holds a certificate in Medical Interpreting from the University of Massachusetts. She started her career as a conference interpreter in Europe, and then combined it with legal interpreting at community level. To deepen her knowledge and understanding of this field, she completed an MA by research on community interpreting at Universidad del País Vasco. In 2006, she was awarded an Endeavour Europe Award by the Department of Education, Science and Training, and came to Australia to do her PhD under Professor Sandra Hale’s supervision. She graduated with a PhD in professionalism and community interpreting in 2013. She was the AUSIT National PD co-ordinator for two years, and is now a senior lecturer in Translation and Interpreting at RMIT. She continues to work as a freelance translator and conference interpreter. She joined the National Council, inspired by her colleagues and the work they do in order to improve the situation of the profession in Australia.

Presenter(s): Grace Zhou, Erika Gonzalez

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Date:
August 19
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
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