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Date:October 01, 2012

Interpreters graduate under cooperative training MOU


Graduation Day at the Desert People’s Centre was an exciting occasion for the Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics (CALL) team. This year four Central Australian students completed their Diplomas of Interpreting in three languages: Pitjantjatjara, Warlpiri and Western Arrarnta. Under the new Memorandum of Understanding between Batchelor Institute (BIITE) and the Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS) workplace professional development and experience is dovetailed with Batchelor Institute training and assessments to provide comprehensive evidence of competency.

Paul Haines (Warlpiri) and Rowena Willis (Pitjantjatjara) were able to attend the graduation ceremony and share the celebration with family, friends and AIS representatives from Darwin and Alice Springs.

A great start for the new AIS/BIITE partnership model of cooperative workplace training and assessment!