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We represent translators and interpreters right across Australia.

Translators and Interpreters Australia believes you should get the respect, recognition and reward you deserve.

We are part of the Professionals Australia network with more than 25,000 members across Australia.

We bring translators and interpreters together not only to work for better wages and to ensure your rights are protected, but to help resolve the issues facing your profession.

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Latest News & Updates

Information on application of itinerant worker taxation ruling
Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Professionals Australia responds to VEO&HRC report Beyond Doubt
Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Notice to members: Advice of rule change from Fair Work Commission
Thursday, 26 June 2014

Members please note a rule change in relation to the Association’s governance structure.

Building a better future for translators and interpreters - together
Friday, 20 June 2014

Last year, ASLIA and AUSIT and Professionals Australia (formerly APESMA) signed a joint statement of common goals, which set out principles for working together to fix problems facing our industry.

Professionals Australia achieves ’watershed’ moment for Translators and Interpreters
Monday, 16 June 2014

ACCC to allow Professionals Australia to collectively bargain for translators and interpeters.

Advocacy results in better guidelines for translators and interpreters
Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Professionals Australia has welcomed improvements to Victorian translating and interpreting guidelines after advocating for change over the last two years.

Many Languages, One Voice
Thursday, 24 April 2014

An important step forward for translators & interpreters

FWO settles sham contracting case affecting 10,000 call centre workers
Friday, 21 February 2014

Election Notice - Stage 3 Nominations Now Open
Friday, 17 January 2014

Stage 3 nominations are now open to Professionals Australia members.

Looking for workplace advice over Christmas?
Thursday, 19 December 2013

Professionals Australia extends to all members our best wishes for the holiday season. Our offices will be closed from 20 December to 6 January 2014.

’APESMA becomes Professionals Australia’ - What you said
Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Last week’s edition of Professional Edge officially launched Professionals Australia – the new name and direction for APESMA.

Nominations for our elections are open now
Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The contribution and involvement of members ensure that Professionals Australia is a strong voice for members in many arenas.

We Are Now Professionals Australia
Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The association representing Australian engineers, scientists, managers, pharmacists and other technical professionals has changed its name to Professionals Australia.

Why are we changing to Professionals Australia?
Wednesday, 16 October 2013

We are changing our identity and the way we operate to focus more directly on the issues that affect our members.

We win back $93,000 for a member
Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Next time you find yourself working excess hours and not getting paid, it might be worth taking a second look at your contract and then ringing our Workplace Advice and Support (WAS) team.

New Professional Divisions for APESMA
Monday, 30 September 2013

APESMA is changing the way it is structured to focus more directly on the issues that affect members and their professions.

APESMA attends secure jobs forum
Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Last week APESMA attended a forum held jointly between the South Australian Council of Social Services (SACOSS), SA Unions and the ACTU to discuss the impact of insecure work in our community.

Notice of change to Association’s rules
Thursday, 15 August 2013

An Application has been made to the Fair Work Commission in accordance with Section 159(1) for the new rules for the Association to be certified.

Many Languages One Voice celebrates first anniversary
Friday, 26 July 2013

In one short year, Many Languages One Voice has grown from a small group of translators and interpreters who wanted something better, to a national campaign that is starting to have real impact.

Translators and Interpreters: Join now and you could win
Thursday, 13 June 2013

Here’s a great offer to all translators and interpreters - join APESMA before 1 July and you could win an IPad mini.

Lost in Translation: a PA report on the TI industry

A Professionals Australia report on the barriers to building a sustainable Australian TI industry

The Case for Change - a report on risk in the TI industry

A report on consequences and costs of failures in the translating and interpreting industry


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