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SLIANZ Workshop: Jack of All Trades: Master of One

SLIANZ Workshop: Jack of All Trades: Master of One


Event Detail


Wednesday, 20 October 2021
7.00 pm - 7.30 pm
Online via Zoom


‘Interpreting, like all practice professions, requires skills and knowledge beyond the technical skills that are also required for work effectiveness’ (Dean & Pollard, 2001). Interpreters need to master the skill of interpreting. This 30-min presentation looks beyond the profession of sign language interpreting to examine the skills required of other professions and disciplines, in order to consider what skills and knowledge beyond technical skills are required.” 

If you wish to attend this workshop, please RSVP to Danny by Wednesday 13th October at

Zane’s biography:

Zane Hema originates from New Zealand, but started his career in London initially supporting Deaf students in Education before going on to train as a sign language interpreter 1996/7 at the City Lit in London. He then went on to complete a Post Graduate Diploma in BSL/English Interpreting in 2000 at the University of Central Lancashire.

Since 2007 Zane has worked part-time as an Interpreter Teacher, teaching selected modules on both vocational and academic programmes. His also has experience teaching on overseas programmes (US, Finland, Thailand, Panama) and in countries that do not yet have any formal training programmes (Gambia, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia,Fiji). He has given many presentations at a range of conferences and other events.

He is the former ASLI National Chair (2001-2005), former efsli Vice President (2002-2010) and former WASLI Secretary (2005-2011). Zane trained as a Mentor through the ASLI Mentoring Programme and has been actively mentoring since 2007.

In 2012 Zane moved to live in Australia and in 2016 earned NAATI certification as a Certified Interpreter. He has been the ASLIAQ Secretary since 2016, continues to work as an interpreter and interpreter trainer and mentor.



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