Frequently Asked Questions

For Members & Practitioners

FAQs for Members

  • Can I hyperlink to my Online Profile?
  • I changed my details but they are not reflected on my public profile?
  • Does “collapse the entry” hide unused profile fields from my public display?
  • Can I add events that I have attended to MyAUSIT?
  • Are there any ceilings to how many PD points a year I can collect?
  • Does the duration of a PD event affect how many points I get?
  • Is there a ceiling to PD points in a particular category?
  • Translation of bilingual standard document
  • When are events added to TICPD?

 

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  • Does AUSIT offer work experience?
  • Are there any ceilings to how many PD points a year I can collect?
  • Does the duration of a PD event affect how many points I get?
  • Is there a ceiling to PD points in a particular category?
  • Translation of bilingual standard document
  • When are events added to TICPD?

For the Public:


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  • What is the difference between translation and interpreting?
  • What is the difference between hiring a freelance translator or interpreter and going through an agency?
  • How can AUSIT help me find the translation or interpreting services I need?
  • How do I find a translator or interpreter for rare languages? No one is listed for this language in the AUSIT or NAATI directory?
  • How long will my translation job take?

FAQs for Public: Rates and Pricing

  • How are translations generally charged?
  • How much does translation cost?
  • How much does interpreting cost?

FAQs for Public: Service Quality

  • How can I be sure the translator or interpreter I am employing has done a good job?
  • What are the signs of poor performance in translation?
  • What are the signs of poor performance in interpreting?
  • What can I do if I am unhappy about the translation or interpreting service I have received?

FAQs for Public: Pre and Post Assignment Checklist

  • Interpreting checklist (pre assignment)
  • Interpreting checklist (post assignment)
  • Translation checklist (pre assignment)
  • Translation checklist (post assignment)

 

FAQs for Public: Document Types and Preparation

  • I need a large technical document or brochure to be translated. How should I go about it?
  • I need an ‘official’ or ‘certified’ translation for legal or immigration purposes. How can AUSIT help me?
    How do I prepare a document for translation?

FAQs for Public: Computer Translation and Bilingual Staff 

  • I've heard that computers can translate documents - what is the advantage in employing a human translator?
  • Why do I need to employ a qualified translator or interpreter when so many people in Australia are bilingual?