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Survey on professional standards for interpreting and translation

In early August you were first contacted about a survey being undertaken by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and  Employment, in partnership with the Department of Internal Affairs to get feedback from interpreters and translators on whether the professional standards identified in the survey are those which we should be using for New Zealand.  These same standards were adopted by NAATI (Australia’s National Accreditation Agency for Translators and Interpreters) in December 2016 after consultation (using a very similar survey) with interpreters and translators in Australia.

If you completed the survey – thank you!  766 people responded to the survey, an awesome result.

The information gathered by this survey will be of great value to the industry in New Zealand and will help to set a workable and practical path forward to build the profession of interpreters and translators operating in the New Zealand Public Sector as the project works through the remaining three phases.

You may like to keep an eye on the Language Assistance Services Project information webpage on the Immigration New Zealand website: (https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/what-we-do/our-strategies-and-projects/the-language-assistance-services-project) which we will keep updated as progress is made.

Thank you!

Alison McDonald
Contractor

Refugee and Protection Unit | Immigration New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
15 Stout Street | PO Box 1473 | Wellington | New Zealand

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