Professional development as a vehicle on the road towards professionalism. The AUSIT experience

Gonzalez Garcia, E 2019, 'Professional development as a vehicle on the road towards professionalism. The AUSIT experience', Intralinea, vol. 21, no. 21, pp. 1-10.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Professional development as a vehicle on the road towards professionalism. The AUSIT experience
Author(s) Gonzalez Garcia, E
Year 2019
Journal name Intralinea
Volume number 21
Issue number 21
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher University of Bologna
Abstract The profession of Translation & Interpreting (T&I) includes practitioners from a diverse range of professional and educational backgrounds. Compulsory education and training is more an exception than a norm in many countries around the world and therefore, many practice this profession without the necessary skills, abilities and knowledge. Aware of this situation, the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) conducted a national survey in order to compile data regarding the background, professional profile and professional development (PD) needs of T&I practitioners across Australia. The results of this survey showed an enormous gap regarding professional background, education needs and type of work carried out by the respondents. With the information gathered through the survey, AUSIT crafted an ambitious PD program to address the professional gaps existing among Australian translators and interpreters. This article demonstrates the important role professional associations can play in the education and training of T&I professionals, as well as in the professionalisation of the discipline.
Subject Translation and Interpretation Studies
Keyword(s) professional development
professionalism
education
training
translation & interpreting
certification
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