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2M partners with TAFE SA to deliver Interpreter Training Boost Program

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The Queensland Government invests $730,000 in interpreter training program delivered by TAFE SA and 2M Language Services.

TAFE SA and 2M Language Services have joined forces to deliver an interpreting program, formally known as the Interpreter Training Boost Program, expected to improve communication outcomes for multicultural communities. Over the course of three years, Queensland participants will undergo training with the chance to become nationally certified interpreters under the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

The program comes after the COVID-19 pandemic exposed a need for improved access to in-language support for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) audiences in Australia. TAFE SA anticipates the program will create more job opportunities in the interpreting field for up to 120 Queensland participants.

With the first course expected to begin in May 2022, 2M will help to promote the program alongside Queensland multicultural organisations and ethnic community councils to drive interest and registration.

2M Head of Interpreting Tamas Nyeste comments:

 

"This is a very important program for many reasons but the one that stands out for me is that it will likely utilise the wonderful talents and skills of newly arrived migrants while promoting their social inclusion and integration by expanding on their existing language skills or by making information accessible to them in their first language."

 

 

About the partnership, Education Manager at TAFE SA Jenice Wheeler said, "TAFE SA is delighted to be working in partnership with 2M, to provide training in this important community based support area of Interpreting, for Queenslanders".

TAFE SA is offering a 12-week online Interpreting Skills course, endorsed by NAATI, for participants of the Interpreter Training Boost Program. There will also be a 20-week English language bridging course available, prior to the program start date, for participants who need additional training to refine their English language skills.

Learn more about the Interpreter Training Boost Program and register your interest here.

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