Diploma of Interpreting Careers: Duke
Have you completed your formal qualifications in Auslan and you are not sure where to go next?
Are you fluent in Auslan because you grew up around it or communicate with a loved one and want to expand your skills?
Take the next step towards a career in interpreting (Auslan/English) with Access Training and Education’s* PSP50916 - Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English) course.
*Access Training & Education (ATE) is the trading name of the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) of Deaf Services.
Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to apply for the NAATI Certification Test.
From there, your future as an interpreter (Auslan/English) awaits!
Interpreting can take you anywhere – just ask Certified Interpreter Duke Moolenaar.
Growing up hearing within a Deaf family, Duke’s first language was Auslan. Despite his natural proficiency, Duke was working as a mechanic before deciding to make a career change.
“I got to a crossroads where I'd either continue [as a mechanic] or leave and find something else to do in life,” Duke says.
As a proud graduate of formal study in interpreting, Duke believes he definitely made the right decision.
Now working as a casual and executive interpreter with national interpreting service Auslan Connections, Duke says it has been the perfect career for someone like him who can’t see themselves in a mundane 9-5 job.
“There’s no typical day,” he says. “You could be at a 7am pre-admission for a surgery, linking into a workplace meeting and then ending up at a post-work function. I enjoy the diversity of people you meet and the places you end up."
The PSP50916 – Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English) equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to interpret in general dialogue settings with the potential to interpret in general monologue settings and work in an exciting environment. “If you have a passion for working with people and a passion for languages, [Auslan-English interpreting] is definitely a great career,” Duke says. “It gives you diversity … and flexibility.”
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Please note: all candidates are required to attend a Screening Workshop in June (in-person or online) where their suitability for the course will be assessed.