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Conversations Podcast


The purpose of our podcasts is to aid the professional development of translators and interpreters in Australia by providing them with easy to access T&I related content and current affairs in a conversational format.

Each episode facilitated by Fatih Karakas will have a special guest and conversation about current and hot topics related to the T&I industry as well as interpreting and translation related challenges and strategies.

Guests will vary from T&I practitioners across Australia to key figures in the industry as well as expert names in other fields of practice that are intertwined with interpreting and translating.

The episodes are FREE to stream and are available to subscribe to via YouTube, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast and Spotify.

NAATI Certified Practioners may be eligible to claim NAATI Professional Development points by subscribing to our channel. This can be nominated as additional relevant PD activities under CATEGORY 1: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND KNOWLEDGE (1.11). You may need to provide a brief explanation to justify its inclusion.


Season 1 - Episode 20: Launch of 'Ask NAATI '- Published on 27th November 2020

Guests: Chief Executive Officer - Mark Painting, Certification Policy and Development Manager - Aurélie Sheehan, National Operations Manager - Michael Nemarich and Communications Manager - Tony Murray.


Season 1 - Episode 19: Graduated! Not What? - Published on 20th November 2020

Guest: Simone Aliano, Founder, Translator/Interpreter, Contigo Translating and Interpreting


Season 1 - Episode 18: AIIC Research Committee - Published on 13th November 2020

Guest: Associate Professor Marc Orlando, Director - Translations & Intepreting Program, Macquarie University


Season 1 - Episode 17: A day in the life of a Conference Interpreter - Published on 6th November 2020

Guest: Karine Bachelier, Conference Interpreter


Season 1 - Episode 16: Vicarious Trauma among Interpreters - Published on 30th October 2020

Guest: Dr Miranda Lai, Senior Lecturer, RMIT University


Season 1 - Episode 15: News in Auslan - Published on 22nd October 2020

Guest: Stef Linder, Deaf Interpreter, Translator, Presenter and Trainer, Expression Australia


Season 1 - Episode 14: Multicultural NSW - Published on 16th October 2020

Guest: George Bisas, Director, Language Services, Multicultural NSW


Season 1 - Episode 13: Interpreting in Domestic Violence Settings, Part 2 - Published on 9th October 2020

Guest: Olga Garcia-Caro, Lecturer/PhD candidate, RMIT University


Season 1 - Episode 12: Interpreting in Domestic Violence Settings, Part 1 - Published on 2nd October 2020

Guest: Olga Garcia-Caro, Lecturer/PhD candidate, RMIT University


Season 1 - Episode 11: Video Remote Interpreting - An interpreter's perspective - Published on 25th September 2020

Guest: Jemma Ives, Interpreter, Translator, Teacher


Season 1 - Episode 10: "Girl, Interpreted" - Published on 18th September 2020

Guest: Grace Feng Fang Juan, Writer/Director, "Girl, Interpreted"


Season 1 - Episode 9: MyNAATI Portal - Published on 11th September 2020

Guest: Aurelie Sheehan, Manager, Certification Policy & Development at NAATI Certified, Certified Translator (English>French), AUSIT ACT Branch Chair


Season 1 - Episode 8: In Touch, Official Magazine of AUSIT - Published on 4th September 2020

Guest: Hayley Armstrong, Managing Editor, AUSIT's In Touch Magazine


Season 1 - Episode 7: ARC Linkage Project Communication between judicial officers and court interpreters: Implications for access to justice – Observations of International Courts (Part 2 of 4) - Published on 28th August 2020

Guest: Professor Ludmila Stern, University of New South Wales, Current Chair of NAATI's Technical Reference Advisory Committee (TRAC)


Season 1 - Episode 6: Upcoming NAATI tests and COVID-19 updates regarding NAATI testing - Published on 21th August 2020

Guest: Michael Nemarich, Manager, National Operations at NAATI


Season 1 - Episode 5: ARC Linkage Project Communication between judicial officers and court interpreters: Implications for access to justice (Part 1 of 4) - Published on 14th August 2020

Guest: Professor Ludmila Stern, University of New South Wales, Current Chair of NAATI's Technical Reference Advisory Committee (TRAC)


Season 1 - Episode 4: Language Service Delivery in hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic - Published on 7th August 2020

Guest: Emiliano Zucchi - Director Transcultural & Language Services, Northern Health


Season 1 - Episode 3: Why some patients of established languages refuse the service of interpreters - Published on 31st July 2020

Guest: Despina Amanatidou, Healthcare Interpreter, AUSIT Vice President Events & PD


Season 1 - Episode 2: NAATI's Certification System - Published on 22nd July 2020

Guest: Mark Painting, Chief Executive Officer, NAATI


Season 1 - Episode 1: Importance of Formal Training for Translators and Interpreters - Published on 13 July 2020

Guest: Featuring Dr Erika Gonzalez Garcia, Master of Translating and Interpreting Program Manager, RMIT University


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