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Cohesion and Belonging: The Role of the National Professional Association in the Australian T&I Landscape

In-Person and Streamed Lecture by Dr Erika Gonzalez Garcia, AUSIT National President


Click here to watch the live stream on the Conversations YouTube Channel

Professional associations play a vital role at the time of providing cohesion and belonging to their membership. Translation & Interpreting (T&I) is a profession which mainly consists of freelancers and contractors who have very little opportunities to share professional experiences and concerns in a common space. The presentation will introduce the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT), the National professional association for translators & interpreters in Australia. AUSIT stands for ethical, competent and informed practice by promoting the AUSIT code of ethics, organising quality professional development, endorsing research and supporting adequate remuneration and working conditions.

AUSIT is also a member of FIT, the International Federation of Translators which provides access to a broad international network of T&I professional associations.

In the presentation Erika will talk about the structure, aims and goals of the organisation, but will also highlight the important work it is doing for the advancement of the T&I profession in Australia.


Registration Fee:

  • $15 INC GST - IN-PERSON ATTENDEES ONLY at All Graduates Training Facilities in Melbourne (Bookings are essential. A networking session and finger food will be provided after the lecture)

  • FREE - Watch via the online stream on our Conversations YouTube Channel.  Subscribe to receive notifications of live streams or visit our channel at the broadcast time


Presented By:

Dr Erika Gonzalez Garcia - AUSIT National President

Dr 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. She graduated with a PhD in professionalism and community interpreting in 2013 at the University of New South Wales.  She is a senior lecturer at RMIT University and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK(SFHEA). Erika is the current National President of the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators.


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IN-PERSON ATTENDEES will be issued a Certificate of Attendance and will be eligible for 10 PD points under NAATI Category 1.4.

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LIVE STREAM ATTENDEES are eligible for PD points, however we will not issue a certificate. You can check with NAATI what can be accepted as evidence i.e. screenshots, statutory declaration that you have viewed the lecture. 




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