Why It Is Important to Be Culturally Competent in Australia

Back in 2015, when I was studying my first ever degree abroad in Australia, the question that kept bothering me was: “How can I compete with local students in the labour market upon graduation? Which strengths should I focus on in order to make up for my limited English proficiency?” I once raised those questions … Continue reading Why It Is Important to Be Culturally Competent in Australia

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Ethical Dilemmas for Translators in Australia

NAATI-accredited translators and interpreters in Australia are governed by their code of ethics. So if you're about to take on a NAATI test, here are some ethical dilemmas for you to consider. You are asked to translate the narration of a brief video, described to you as “advertising material”. On viewing the video, you see … Continue reading Ethical Dilemmas for Translators in Australia

International Students at Work

“You’ll work like a dog and they’ll pay you low,” says a Chinese restaurant owner in the suburbs, who is proud of paying his waiters $14 per hour. It might be well below legal requirements, but for many students it’s more enticing than rates elsewhere.