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Interpreter Role: From Strict Boundaries to Necessary Cooperation

The live event has passed. Webinar Date: 13th July 2021, 6:00pm - 7:30pm. This webinar looks at these debates and the crucial arguments over impartiality and stance of the interpreter in different contexts, as most issues of role will turn on the principle of impartiality.


45 years after the establishment of NAATI, and 35 years after the establishment of AUSIT, there is still ongoing debate over the role of the interpreter. But this is also part of a debate internationally, particularly related to community interpreting. This webinar looks at these debates and the crucial arguments over impartiality and stance of the interpreter in different contexts, as most issues of role will turn on the principle of impartiality. The webinar will propose that while there are contexts which make different demands on interpreters, from highly adversarial contexts to contexts demanding cooperation and negotiation between interpreters and other parties, impartiality does not disappear and remains essential for ethical interpreting.


Registration Fee:

  • $15 - General Public

  • 10% Discount for All Graduates T&I (with ID verification. See below ‘How to Register’)

  • Free – Students Only (please email from your valid student email address for more information)


This 90-minute webinar will cover:

  • Diverse contexts which make different demands on interpreters

  • Interpreting in highly adversarial contexts

  • Interpreting in non-adversarial contexts

  • Contexts where cooperation and negotiation between interpreters and other parties is essential

  • Relating different ethical contexts to codes of ethics


Who would this be useful for?

  • Practising interpreters who may not have had formal training in ethics and interpreting skills

  • Experienced interpreters wishing to extend their ethical understanding of diverse settings


Presented By:

Dr Uldis Ozolins 

Dr Uldis Ozolins is a well-known teacher, researcher and writer on Interpreting & Translation with an international reputation. He has taught at several Australian universities, most recently at Western Sydney University where he was head of the languages and I&T area for several years. Uldis has conducted numerous professional development and training seminars for various organisations including All Graduates; was one of the authors of the Code of Ethics for AUSIT, the national professional association for I&T in Australia; and has participated in the restructuring of the NAATI testing regime. With a background in social sciences and politics, he advises on language service policy and is keen to develop cultural and linguistic awareness among service providers and the wider community.  


Fatih Karakas, MSocSc(Trans&InterpSt)

Fatih Karakas is the Trainer and Training & PD Coordinator at All Graduates. He is also a lecturer in the Translating and Interpreting Program at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University where he also completed his Masters in Translation and Interpreting. He teaches both at Vocational and Higher Education levels and has delivered training in other states across the country for RMIT University and AUSIT. He is particularly interested in teaching interpreting skills as well as ethics and professionalism with a focus on providing non-language specific training via online Learning Management Systems. Fatih is also a NAATI certified interpreter and translator (Turkish-English) specialising in legal and healthcare interpreting.  




PD Logbook:

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued after the webinar has passed and/or recording has been accessed. Participants will be eligible to 10 PD points towards recertification (Section 2.20 of NAATI Recertification PD Catalogue). Some webinars may attract PD points from multiple categories. Please choose the most appropriate category for your recertification.

The NAATI Recertification Catalogue can be downloaded via this link.



Online via GoToWebinar – any purchase includes access to the webinar recording, handout(s) and a certificate of completion.

  1. Participate in real time – submit live questions

  2. Watch on-demand – If you’ve registered but are unable to attend the live broadcast, you will be emailed a link to access the webinar recording the following day. 

  3. Purchase from our on-demand page AFTER the live broadcast. 


How to Register:

Step 1. Click on the Register button at the top of the event page.

Step 2. Complete your Attendee details including Name, Email and other details as required.

NOTE: If you are an All Graduates Registered Interpreter or Translator, enter your unique ID into the 'All Graduates ID' for an exclusive $20 inc GST price. If you do NOT know your All Graduates ID, please contact All Graduates before completing your registration. If your ID cannot be verified, you will not be eligible for discounted rates where applicable.

Step 3. Review your Order Contact and Billing address. These are the details that will be listed on your tax invoice.

Step 4. Tick the checkbox to accept the terms and conditions.

Step 5. Review and confirm your order. Process payment via Credit Card allowing you to secure your registration(s) immediately.

Step 6. On successful payment, you will receive 2 confirmation emails: With your Tax Invoice attached (1) and Event Instructions (2).

Step 7. You will also receive a confirmation email from GotoWebinar with instructions on how to join the webinar. For the best attendee experience, we recommend you join the live webinar on a computer or laptop device.

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