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The Organ Donation Process for Interpreters



Explore the intricate world of organ and tissue donation with our specially crafted course for interpreters developed by Donate Life in collaboration with Conversations Education. Gain a deep understanding of the donation and transplantation processes in Australia, while delving into essential topics that equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate this critical aspect of healthcare.

Who would this be useful for?

This course would be useful for interpreters working in healthcare and organ donation settings.

This course will cover the following items:

Overview of donation and transplantation in Australia

Which organs and tissues can be donated

Introduction of donation pathways

Family communication discussing donation

The role of the interpreter

Course outcomes


Gain an understanding of Australia’s organ and tissue donation landscape, including the DonateLife Network and the Organ and Tissue Authority.

Identify organs and tissues eligible for donation, considering age-related criteria and suitability factors.

Comprehend the legal and ethical frameworks governing organ donation, including brain death and neurological death pathways.

Gain an understanding of the intricacies of family discussions when discussing donation within end-of-life care, recognizing motivating factors influencing family decision-making.

Recognize the pivotal role of interpreters, understanding challenges and strategies for precise translation in donor family interviews and conversations.


Develop effective communication skills for discussing organ donation within the sensitive context of end-of-life care.

Navigate challenges and ensure precise translation in donor family interviews, fostering clear and respectful communication.

Enhance skills in facilitating family decision-making by understanding motivating factors and effectively conveying information about organ and tissue donation.

Certificate Earned

 A professional development certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. Learners will be eligible to receive 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

Senior Education Coordinator
Donate Life Victoria
Melbourne, Australia

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