ASLIA National Mini Professional Development Event 2023 and AGM


Sat 04/11/2023 | Starts: 12:00 pm | Ends: 6:00 pm | State: National | Venue: Zoom

ASLIA National Mini Professional Development Event 2023

We have an exciting program planned for the online ASLIA 2023 Mini Professional Development Event.


Session 1    12noon- 1pm AEDT  “Interpreting medicines advice: Strategies used by experienced interpreters” presented by George Major, Auckland University of Technology

This presentation explores the strategies used by NZSL-English interpreters to effectively convey medicines advice in a pharmacy setting. Motivated by a lack of information on what interpreters actually do (as opposed to what we think we do, or should do), we worked with pharmacists to create a series of naturalistic role plays. The study took an ‘appreciative inquiry’ approach by inviting qualified and highly skilled interpreters to participate, so that the wider profession could learn from experienced colleagues.  Content analysis (Wadensjö 1998; Major & Napier 2012) was used to identify all instances where interpreters expanded the information in some way. In many instances interpreters were found to be doing more than ‘just interpreting’, for example repeating key information or explicitly checking understanding. In this presentation I will share video examples to unpack the interpreters’ decision-making in more detail and hopefully provide lots of food for discussion.

QLD 11am | NSW ACT Vic Tas 12noon | SA 11:30am | NT 10:30am | WA 9am


Session 2    1:15pm – 2:45pm AEDT  “Recommended National Standards for Working with Interpreters in Courts & Tribunals” presented by Della Goswell, Macquarie University and J. Angelo Berbotto, Translator and Lawyer, current National President of AUSIT

This presentation looks at the Recommended National Standards for working with interpreters in courts and tribunals in the context of Auslan and Deaf interpreters.

QLD 12:15pm | NSW ACT Vic Tas 1:15pm | SA 12:45pm | NT 11:45am | WA 10:15am


Session 3    3:00pm – 4:00pm AEDT  “New world, new Dilemmas” Ethics presentation” presented by Neil Phipps, ASLIA and Helen O’Malley, NAATI

This presentation considers the new world of ethical dilemmas with the emergence of social media and lateral violence; as well as looking at the new NAATI ethics test and how that may look for Auslan and Deaf Interpreters.

QLD 2pm | NSW ACT Vic Tas 3pm | SA 2:30pm | NT 1:30pm | WA 12noon


AGM             4:15pm – 6:00pm AEDT  “ASLIA National Annual General Meeting”

QLD 3:15pm | NSW ACT Vic Tas 4:15pm | SA 3:45pm | NT 2:45pm | WA 1:15pm


Members can attend all three events or pick one or two presentations to attend, see the table below for all options (scroll across the table).

1x Session  member $30 | non-members $60

3x Sessions member $75 | non-member $150

AGM is free for members


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NAATI PD PointsSession 1 1.4 | Session 2 1.4 | Session 3 2.20 | AGM 1.6
Attending Attending Attending Attending Attending
Session 1 only Session 2 only Session 3 only All 3 Sessions + AGM AGM only
Member: 30 Member: 30 Member: 30 Member: 75 Member: 0
Non-member: 60 Non-member: 60 Non-member: 60 Non-member: 150
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ASLIA National Mini Professional Development Event 2023 and AGM