Here at AUT University we have a proud length of service assisting bilingual communication to the whole of New Zealand.
A group of AUT Translation students and graduates (pictured above) are assisting the Diocesan School for Girls in their parent teacher interviews in April 2013.
The initiative enables students to practise their skills in a live environment while also helping ease language difficulties between parents and teachers.
On 11 December 2012, the National Council of the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters (NZSTI) made the following decision:
Graduates from the AUT University BA Interpreting and Graduate Diploma in Arts (Interpreting) will be eligible for full membership of the NZSTI as an interpreter if their grades for the interpreting specific components average B/B+ or better.
Similarly, graduates from the AUT University BA Translation and Graduate Diploma in Arts (Translation) will be eligible for full membership of the NZSTI as a translator if their grades for the interpreting specific components average B/B+ or better.
In 1988 we introduced New Zealand's first translation an interpreting courses.
Fast forward 20+ years later and we have a suite of qualifications from foundation certificates in both interpreting and translation (taught online) and a progression that flows through the Bachelor of Arts and onwards to postgraduate level.
The centre has a vibrant research focus.