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Self-Paced Courses & Modules

Enhance your interpreting and translating knowledge or upskill with our self-paced short courses. As an interpreting and translating practitioner, you could enrol in our courses to get up-to-speed on a new topic within the T&I industry or sharpen your existing skills. Courses are designed and delivered by industry experts and focus on a particular skill or topic. They are aimed to be practical, so you can apply your newly gained knowledge to your professional life as soon as you complete a course.

Upon completion you will also be able to claim PD points towards NAATI Recertification.

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Mental Health

10PD points

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioural disorders.

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Neonatology

10PD points

Neonatology is a subspecialty of paediatrics that specialises in the medical care of newborn infants, especially those that are ill or premature. It is a hospital-based specialty and is usually practised in neonatal care units. In Australia, around eight per cent of babies are born prematurely (before 37 weeks’ gestation) every year (Better Health Vic).

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The Cardiovascular System

10PD points

The cardiovascular system is an important structure within the human body. Cardiovascular disease is one of Australia’s largest health problem and accounts for 1 in 4 of all deaths.

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Translation and Interpreting in the 21st-century: Practice, theory and training

10PD points

This online module was prepared in partnership with Macquarie University.

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Immunology

10PD points

Immunology is the branch of biomedical science that study the structure and function of the immune system. The immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that defends the body against infection.

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Gynaecology

10PD points

Gynaecology is the branch of medicine which specialize in women's health, with a focus on the female reproductive system. The gynaecological disorders include menstruation issues, urinary incontinence in women and postmenopausal disorders.

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Introduction to Translation Technology

10PD points

This online module was prepared in partnership with Macquarie University.

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The Digestive System

10PD points

The digestive system consists of the gastrointestinal tracts and accessory organs of digestion; this includes the liver, gallbladder, pancreas and salivary glands.

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Urology and The Male Urogenital System

10PD points

Urology is a branch of medicine that focuses on the surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs.

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Geriatrics and Aged Care

10PD points

Geriatric medicine or Geriatrics is a specialty that focuses on the health care of people aged 65 and over who usually have more than one age-related condition.

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Endocrinology and Diabetes

10PD points

Endocrinology is the study of medicine that relates to the endocrine system. The endocrine system is a series of glands that produce and secrete hormones that the body uses for a wide range of functions.

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Dermatology

10PD points

Dermatology is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders. Australia has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world.

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Ethics and Professionalism for Interpreters and Translators Course

20PD points

This online course will concentrate on developing learners’ knowledge and application of the AUSIT Code of Ethics in their translating and interpreting assignments. Learners will gain knowledge of the ethical requirements for translators and interpreters in Australia.

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Loyalty and Fidelity in Translation

10PD points

This online module was prepared in partnership with Macquarie University.

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The Respiratory System

10PD points

The Respiratory System is an important system in our body for gas exchange. It contains a series of organs responsible for taking in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide.

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Nephrology

10PD points

Nephrology is a specialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diseases of the kidneys. An estimated 1.7 million (10%) Australian adults aged 18 years and over had biomedical signs of chronic kidney disease (CKD) (Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2011–12 Australian Health Survey).

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Introduction to Chuchotage II

10PD points

This online module aims to provide interpreters with an understanding of what chuchotage is as well as when and how this essential interpreting mode is applied in community settings. Chuchotage 1 Module also provides interpreters with an opportunity to practise basic simultaneous interpreting techniques through practical exercises.

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The Nervous System

10PD points

Neurology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system.

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Paediatrics

10PD points

Paediatrics & Child Health is a branch of medicine centred on the health and medical care of infants, children and adolescents.

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Introduction to Chuchotage I

10PD points

This online module aims to provide interpreters with an understanding of what chuchotage is as well as when and how this essential interpreting mode is applied in community settings. Chuchotage 1 Module also provides interpreters with an opportunity to practise basic simultaneous interpreting techniques through practical exercises.

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Interpreting in Legal Settings Course

40PD points

This self-paced online course aims to provide a general overview of the Australian Legal System and best practices in Court, Legal & Police Interpreting settings.

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Rheumatology

10PD points

Rheumatology is the branch of internal medicine that deals with a variety of conditions affecting connective tissues of the body including joints, muscle, bone, the immune and vascular systems.

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Audiovisual Translation and Accessibility

10PD points

Release Date: October 2021. This online module was prepared in partnership with Macquarie University.

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Oncology

10PD points

Oncology is the branch of medicine that deals with tumours, cancer and providing care/treatment for patients diagnosed with cancer. The most common cancers in Australia (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) are prostate, breast, colorectal (bowel), melanoma and lung cancer (Cancer Council Australia).

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Haematology

10PD points

Haematology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study of diseases related to blood.

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Ophthalmology

10PD points

Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that specialises in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye. Globally, at least 2.2 billion people have a near or distant vision impairment. In at least 1 billion – or almost half – of these cases, vision impairment could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed (WHO 2020).

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Conference Interpreting

10PD points

This online module was prepared in partnership with Macquarie University.

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Orthopaedics

10PD points

Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

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Ear, Nose and Throat

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Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) is a medical specialty which is focused on the ears, nose, and throat. It is also called otolaryngology-head and neck surgery as the specialists are trained to treat patients with disorders and diseases of the ears, nose, throat and other structures of the neck/face.

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Sexual Health and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

10PD points

Sexual health-related issues are wide-ranging and encompass sexual orientation and gender identity, sexual expression, relationships, and pleasure. This module will focus on Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

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