Applications are now open for 2023!
Applications will close at 11:59 p.m. on 16 April 2023.
Successful applicants will be notified in writing by 8 May 2023.
A mentoring program is a structured and purposeful relationship between a mentor (an experienced and trusted advisor) and a mentee (a person seeking guidance and support to grow personally or professionally). Mentors provide guidance, advice, and support to mentees in a specific area of interest to help them achieve their goals and attain their full potential.
The AUSIT Mentoring Program (MP) is offered once per year. Applications open in the first quarter of the calendar year, and the program typically runs for six months. To successfully complete the program, participants will have to complete 20 hours of MP activities within the established timeframe.
Mentoring activities may include, but are not limited to:
Mentor and mentee define the terms of their mentoring relationship by means of a Mentoring Agreement, where they define the mutual commitments they are willing to undertake. The agreement should:
Read the AUSIT Mentoring Program Guidelines for more details.
Both mentors and mentees will need to formally apply for the MP in order to participate in the program.
Past AUSIT Mentors will also need to reapply as eligibility criteria have changed.
Please note all applicants need a referee (preferably an AUSIT member) to complete an online Character Reference Form (CRF) as part of their application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to have the referee complete the CRF prior to submitting their Mentor/Mentee Application Form to avoid potential delays in the application review process.
Applications are now open for 2023. Please apply by 12:59 p.m. on 16 April 2023.
Prospective mentees may apply under either of the following three categories: student candidate, non-student candidate, and peer-mentoring.
Student candidates must
Non-student candidates must
✓ be a current AUSIT member; and
✓ be graduands of an Australian T&I program and apply within 12 months of graduation OR
✓ hold a NAATI credential in a Tier C/D language (refer to the Recommended National Standards by the JCDI, 2nd edition) OR
✓ have obtained a NAATI credential no more than five years prior to applying, and live in a regional area (to be understood as 200 km away from a State/Territory capital).
Aimed at more experienced AUSIT members who are early career researchers or T&I practitioners who have at least 2 years’ industry experience and are looking to:
✓ learn more about a specific topic;
✓ diversify their portfolio or specialise in a new field;
✓ grow their translation or interpretation businesses;
✓ become T&I trainers; or
✓ are T&I practitioners new to the Australian market and seeking NAATI certification.
These sessions are peer-led and can consist of 1:1 or group sessions. The roles of mentor/mentee will be fluid and defined by the individuals/groups themselves. It will be up to the practitioners to form these partnerships (i.e. AUSIT will not pair up mentors/mentees).
Applications submitted past the deadline but within 30 days of the start of the program will be recorded as a ‘late application’. Late applicants’ participation in the program that year will be subject to the availability of mentors.
Mentee applications received outside of the published deadlines or received more than 30 days after the commencement of the program will not be accepted and applicants will need to resubmit the application in order to participate in future MP rounds.
Mentoring is a two-way street providing significant benefits for both the mentor and the mentee insofar as a good working relationship is established and that there is a clear mentoring agreement. Potential benefits for mentees include:
✓ Personal and professional growth, gaining new skills, knowledge, and perspectives.
✓ Exploring career goals, establishing career networks and accessing job opportunities.
✓ Increased confidence and job performance following advice and constructive discussions with the mentors.
✓ Learning to develop meaningful and collaborative relationships with coworkers.
✓ Improved communication and interpersonal skills, leading to better relationships with colleagues and clients.
✓ Promotion of diversity and inclusion by connecting individuals from different backgrounds and experiences.
Additionally, upon successful completion of the AUSIT MP, mentees will receive a Certificate of Participation and will be able to claim 20 PD points (see NAATI Recertification PD Catalogue 2.8 as of 15/03/2023).
Mentor applications are accepted all year around.
N.B. Applications received outside the official application period for mentees will be reviewed and, if successful, mentors will be included in the mentor list and considered in the following year’s call.
A prospective mentor must:
Eligible applicants may apply by completing the online Mentor Application Form and providing one Character Reference. The average processing time is 3–4 weeks. Successful applicants will receive a confirmation letter and be added to the mentor list.
Successful mentor applications will remain valid for two years unless they contact us in writing to withdraw from the program. Should the mentor be willing to continue mentoring after two years, the Character Reference check may be waived at the discretion of the MP Coordinator.
Mentoring is a two-way street providing significant benefits for both the mentor and the mentee insofar as a good working relationship is established and that there is a clear mentoring agreement. Potential benefits for mentors include:
Additionally, upon successful completion of the AUSIT MP, mentors will receive a Certificate of Participation and will be able to claim:
N.B. Mentors can take a maximum of two mentees per year. Mentors in the peer-mentoring stream will be entitled to one voucher only.
for court interpreters to report incidents or issues that occur in court interpreting assignments.
Purpose and function of this information submission form.
This form enables you to report issues or problems that you encounter in the course of court interpreting assignments. These issues and problems will be collected by AUSIT to report to the JCCD (the Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity) to monitor the implementation of the Recommended National Standards. The reporting of these issues and problems enables AUSIT to work with the JCCD to suggest steps to address these issues and to avoid the repetition of these problems in the future.
Select your desired option below to share a direct link to this page