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Business Skills Webinar Series (1 of 2): We Mean Business! Skills for new T&I practitioners

  • 17 June 2023
  • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM (AWST)
  • Zoom Online Webinar
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  • For Registration Code please email with your member number.

AUSIT WA Presents

Business Skills Webinar Series (1 of 2)

We Mean Business!

Skills for new T&I practitioners

Webinar Via Zoom
  Saturday 17 June 2023

10.30am - 1.00pm AWST


Case studies of the Business Skills you need to get started in your T&I business

This webinar is dedicated to new practitioners in the T&I industry wanting to find out more on how to set up in business and effectively communicate with agencies and clients, based on real-life experiences.

The webinar will be divided in three parts:

•  Starting out as a Freelance Translator - presentation delivered by a recent graduate from The University of Western Australia, on the steps she took to start her own translation business. This will include insights on becoming a sole trader, choosing a business name, creating a logo and using social media. It will also include tips on how to spend your time - not just translating or interpreting, but also managing other business-related activities, such as marketing, admin and invoicing, CPD…and generally, how to stay organised to meet deadlines!

•  Interpreting in the Real World -  A panel discussion, taking in the viewpoints of practitioners and Language Service Providers (LSPs). What is the best way to contact agencies? What are the common pitfalls experienced by new interpreters in community settings? How can you effectively establish professional standing with clients and other professionals?  Hear from an agency owner and experienced practitioners in a range of languages on how they navigated the 'do’s and don’ts' of the profession and learned to deal with commonly-experienced difficulties.

•  Building your Network - discussion on the importance of feeling part of 'something bigger', in this case the T&I profession. All panellists will contribute, covering how they established relationships with their colleagues, who they turn to for advice and how they seek support.

Biography - Zoe Womack

Zoe Womack is a professional Japanese-English translator and linguist based in Australia.
Zoe has been translating full-time since the end of 2022. She completed a Master of Translation Studies (Japanese) with Distinction from the University of Western Australia and was awarded an AUSIT Student Excellence award in the process. She recently set up her own translation business, EZo Translation.

Biography - Ella Davies

Ella Davies is the Managing Director of WA Interpreters, established in 2005. With nearly 300 interpreters on its books, and clients including major hospitals, government organisations and community organisations, the agency has built its reputation on quality service and solid working relationships with interpreters.
Ella will be joined by several experienced interpreters working in a variety of languages.

Joining the Webinar

The Zoom links for the webinar will be sent out two (2) days prior to the event. Please ensure you have downloaded the latest version of Zoom in preparation.

PD Logbook

Introductory PD.
Please  consult the NAATI Recertification Catalogue to allocate the relevant PD Points - downloadable from Some activities can be included under different categories, so please choose the most appropriate category for your recertification purposes.

Certificates and recordings

Certificates for PD purposes and copies of recordings (if available) may take approximately two (2) weeks to be released following the event.

This is a live webinar event and will be recorded. Recordings will be sent with certificates to registrants only.


Saturday 17 June 2023
10.30pm - 1.00pm AWST

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Zoom online Webinar


AUSIT Members - AUD 25

AUSIT Student Members - AUD 10

Members of ASLIA, NZSTI and associations that are FIT-ITF members - AUD 25

AUD 75

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