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Partnerships & Presenters

Our presenters will facilitate workshops, webinars and conversations with T&Is, user client representatives (eg. Hospital language services manager) and All Graduates translations project managers/interpreter coordinators.

Industry experts (eg. police, teacher, clinician, judge), educators (T&I teachers), industry bodies (AUSIT, ASLIA, PA) and government policy departments will join the discussions as appropriate.

Our Professional Learning Facilitators and Consultants

Collaboration - Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing and All Graduates have collaborated through "Conversations: Interpreting and Translating" to provide training for interpreters and translators through a series of Aged Care webinars in 2021. The series consists of 5 parts and includes collaborations with other Aged Care organisations.  

Webinar Topics and Collaborations: 

  • Webinar 1 - Introduction to Aged Care (Australian Multicultural Community Services and Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing)
  • Webinar 2 - Aged Care Assessment Tools and Care planning (Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing)
  • Webinar 3 – Understanding Dementia (Dementia Australia) 
  • Webinar 4 – Understanding Incontinence (Continence Foundation of Australia)
  • Webinar 5 – Understanding Palliative care (Palliative Care Victoria)

Collaboration - National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters

NAATI and All Graduates have collaborated through Conversations: Interpreting and Translating to provide training and professional development to translators and interpreters and aspiring practitioners through a series of podcasts, panel discussions and webinars.

 

 

 

Partnership - Melbourne Health

Telehealth

All Graduates has been the major service provider of onsite and telephone interpreting services for Melbourne Health since 1994. Our latest project is the Melbourne Health Telehealth initiative in collaboration with the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

In 2018, Melbourne Health (Royal Melbourne Hospital [RMH]) expanded its use of video interpreting to facilitate telehealth consultations with multicultural patients. The initiative was supported under the Department of Health and Human Services – Language Services Innovation Grants program It followed research published in 2015[1] by Dr Thomas Schulz, Infectious Diseases Physician at RMH, which showed that patients from culturally and linguistically diverse communities preferred accessing interpreters via video conferencing rather than telephone, in situations when onsite interpreting was not possible.

Partnership - RMIT University

Interpreting and Translating – School of Global, Urban and Social Studies

All Graduates and RMIT University have been working together since the mid 1990s. During this time RMIT University, Translating and Interpreting Discipline, School of Global Studies Social Science and Planning and All Graduates have collaborated in numerous university forums, research projects and interpreter and translator training sessions, including:

All Graduates has supported RMIT University’s Translating and Interpreting programs by providing industry experts, guest speakers who have delivered lectures and workshops for practicing interpreters/translators and students as well as providing sample high-technology tools and equipment for use by the RMIT Translating and Interpreting program in training translators and interpreters.

Partnership - UNSW: University of New South Wales

School of Humanities and Languages

In 2019, a team of UNSW researchers, with the support of industry partner organisations received an ARC (Australian Research Council) Linkage grant for the research project Access to justice in interpreted proceedings: the role of Judicial Officers. The research team includes UNSW researchers: Prof Ludmila Stern, Prof Sandra Hale, A/Prof Stephen Doherty and Ms Melanie Schwartz and Mr George Bisas as an Industry Partner from Multicultural NSW. The partner organisations represent interpreter bodies, interpreting service providers and bodies representing the judiciary.

These include:

  • NAATI
  • AUSIT
  • TIS National
  • Multicultural NSW
  • The NT Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS)
  • All Graduates Interpreting and Translating Services
  • Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA)
  • The Judicial Council for Cultural Diversity (JCCD) of the Migration Council.

This national study will be the first to investigate the Australian Judicial Officers’ (JOs) role in achieving effective communication during interpreted bilingual proceedings. It will examine whether JOs adhere to the Recommended National Standards (RNS) and compare their practices to those of international criminal courts and tribunals.

With the assistance of its Partner Organisations, the research team will observe interpreted criminal court proceedings in most jurisdictions. These will be complemented by interviews and focus groups with JOs, interpreters and lawyers to capture the broader perspectives of different stake holders. To increase the representativeness of the findings arising from the observations and interviews, the researchers will compile and analyse a large corpus of transcripts of interpreted proceedings and judgments.

The project’s practical outcomes will include strategic recommendations for enhanced communication strategies in interpreted proceedings – an area of growing courtroom demand that presents significant challenges.

 

All Graduates Trainer and Training & PD Coordinator

FATIH KARAKAS, ALL GRADUATES, RMIT UNIVERSITY - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

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.

 

  

 

 

Dr Alperhan Babacan

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Dr. Alperhan Babacan holds Honours degrees in Law and Political Science, a PhD and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching in Learning. Dr Babacan is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia and has extensive experience in legal practice and legal education. In academia, Dr. Babacan has held various senior positions including as Chair of Criminology at Navitas, deputy head of School at Swinburne University and as Director of the Juris Doctor program at RMIT University. Dr Babacan has extensive experience in unit and course development, accreditation and review. He has published very widely in areas of law, criminology and teaching and learning in the higher education sector with a specific focus on the scholarship of learning in legal education.

Dr Miranda Lai

RMIT UNIVERSITY - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Dr Miranda Lai is a lecturer in interpreting and translating studies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University). Her research interests include ethics for interpreters and translators, public service interpreting and translating, police interviewing in bilingual settings. She has delivered training in Australia and overseas, and she is the co-author of Ethics for Police Translators and Interpreters (2017).

 

 

 

Dr Uldis Ozolins

LANGUAGE SOLUTIONS - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

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. 

 

Professor Ineke Crezee

AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY - AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Professor Ineke Crezee has been involved in teaching translation and interpreting since 1991 and has written several textbooks on the area. She has won multiple awards for her teaching, including Vice-Chancellor’s teaching awards in 2001 and 2012 and a student union award in 2011. Ineke is New Zealand’s first Professor of Translation and Interpreting.

She has been working as both a health and legal interpreter and translator both in the Netherlands and in New Zealand. Her book, "Introduction to Healthcare for Interpreters and Translators" was released in 2013, which has been adapted into Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Arabic. A Russian iteration is forthcoming and a Turkish-language iteration is in progress.

 

 

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