On-Demand Course



Introduction to Community Interpreting



This module will cover the specific skills and knowledge required to deliver interpreting services in community interpreting contexts such as health, legal, courts and tribunals.

Who would this be useful for?

Interpreters working in various community interpreting contexts: health, legal, courts and tribunals, police, social security, etc.

This course will cover the following items:

Core competencies for an interpreter

Meaning based interpreting

Interpreting modes: when and how

A professional introduction

Discourse management

Remote interpreting

Professional ethics

Course outcomes


specific characteristics of Community Interpreting

modes of interpreting

ethical dilemmas

professional behaviour


facing the challenges of community interpreting

discourse management

interpersonal relationships

Certificate Earned

 A professional development certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. Learners will be eligible to receive 10 points towards recertification (Section 1.4 of NAATI Recertification PD Catalogue). Some courses may attract PD points from multiple categories. Please choose the most appropriate category for your recertification.


Course Completion Guidelines

Students are required to read and complete all the course content, including watching all videos, and successfully completing all assessments. In order to attain your certificate, you need to score 100% on each assessment. Students will have unlimited attempts to complete the course over the length of their access.


Presented By

Presenter_Luisa Conte
Lecturer and Research Assistant
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University
Melbourne, Australia

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8 Modules
6 Lessons
1 Quizzes
12 Months Unlimited Access