Policies

NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters)
All our interpreters have NAATI credentials.
NAATI is a government appointed authority that is responsible for setting, maintaining and promoting high professional standards for the Translating and Interpreting sector.

Professional Development
We encourage our interpreters to undertake a minimum of 4 professional development events per year. We believe this is a good way for interpreters to keep up to date on best interpreting practices to work with our customers.

Code of Ethics
All of our interpreters are bound by the ASLIA Code of Ethics. To view the Code of Ethics, click here.

ASLIA (Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association)
We encourage our interpreters to be members of ASLIA.
ASLIA is a not-for-profit body and is the national peak organisation representing the interests of Auslan/English Interpreters and Deaf Interpreters in Australia.

Insurances
All our interpreters are covered by:

  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Workers Compensation Insurance

Cancellation Policy

As a part of our working relationship, it is also important that you are aware of our cancellation policy, which may require you to pay fees that will be remunerated to the interpreter(s) booked for your event.

Cancellation fees will vary depending upon the nature of your production or event however the following is provided as a guide:

  • When appointments are cancelled at short notice, it is often difficult for the interpreters to find a new appointment. In consideration of this, all bookings cancelled within 48 hours of the start time will incur the full cost of the booking. This 48-hour period does not include public holidays and weekends.
  • Major events including theatre shows, musicals and concerts:
    • Consideration will be made for exceptional circumstances (for eg: COVID lockdown), however time spent on rehearsal of scripts/lyrics will still need to be paid to the interpreters. This will be assessed at the time of cancellation and discussed with Auslan Stage Left Director to ensure a fair and reasonable arrangement is reached for all parties.¬†

Thank you for your understanding.

For further information, please feel free to contact Auslan Stage Left on 0403 227 978 (Voice/SMS) or by email info@auslanstageleft.com.au

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