Strategic Plan

ASLIA Vision and Goals

The Australian Sign Language Interpreters’ Association (ASLIA) is a volunteer, non-profit body and is the national peak organisation representing the needs and interests of Auslan/English interpreters and Deaf Interpreters in Australia.

ASLIA is comprised of a Board with representatives from ASLIA associations in most Australian States and Territories


To lead and promote sign language interpreting across Australia


ASLIA is the peak body representing Auslan/English interpreters and Deaf interpreters through:

  • Partnerships and engagement with ASLIA associations, members, practitioners and stakeholders.
  • Promoting and providing on-going professional development and best practice in Auslan/English interpreting.
  • Providing a professional framework, including a Code of Ethics, policies and guidelines.

ASLIA’s goals are to:

  • strengthen the position of ASLIA as the peak body representing Auslan/English interpreting and in Australia
  • promote, maintain and enhance collaboration with ASLIA associations, members, practitioners and stakeholders
  • sustain and increase ASLIA’s financial position
  • provide a professional framework for Auslan/English interpreting
  • promote best practice in Auslan/English interpreting
  • support practitioners from special interest groups, and
  • be an effectively functioning organisation

The Board conducted a Strategic Planning Day on 25 November 2017 to inform a new Strategic Plan for years 2018 -2022 Strategic Plan. The Board took into consideration the results of a member survey held a few months prior the planning day. The new 2018-2022 Strategic Plan is currently be compiled and will be available shortly.