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For your convenience, we list below some useful links relating to translation/interpreting, and to languages in general:
Professions Australia – a local large association that includes members in a variety of occupations. It has extensive international links: http://www.professions.com.au/
NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) – the accreditation body in Australia for translators and interpreters: http://www.naati.com.au/
AUSIT (Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators) – an important local association of language professionals: http://www.ausit.org/
FIT (International Federation of Translators) – an international organisation that unites translators in different countries of the world: http://www.fit-ift.org/
AITC (International Association of Conference Translators) – a prestigious international translation organisation based in Geneva: http://www.aitc.ch/
AIIC ( International Association of Conference Interpreters): a prestigious international interpreting organisation based in Geneva: http://aiic.net/
The Group of Eight includes eight leading Australian universities. All of them have language departments, and some teach translation and interpreting. Below are the Group’s website address, and website addresses of the eight universities.
The University of Western Australia www.uwa.edu.au
The University of Queensland www.uq.edu.au
The University of Sydney www.sydney.edu.au
The University of New South Wales www.unsw.edu.au
The University of Melbourne www.unimelb.edu.au
The Australian National University www.anu.edu.au
Monash University www.monash.edu.au
The University of Adelaide www.adelaide.edu.au
Centrelink is an Australian Government statutory agency, delivering a range of Commonwealth services to the Australian community.
James Cook University – Ranked in the top four percent of the world’s tertiary institutions by the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities produced by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, James Cook University is dedicated to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide, through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. It offers, in particular, language programmes to its students. www.jcu.edu.au
The Cairns Institute – James Cook University has established an institute for advanced studies in the social sciences and humanities. The Cairns Institute brings together the expertise and intellectual resources of more than 20 academic disciplines, creating a uniquely robust and relevant research, consulting, training and teaching hub for Northern Australia, South and South-East Asia and the Pacific. Linguistics is one of the important research fields of the Institute.http://www.jcu.edu.au/cairnsinstitute