Job description

Agency Department of the Chief Minister and Work unit Aboriginal Interpreter Service


Job title Trainer Designation Administrative Officer 6

Job type Full Time Duration Fixed to 30/06/2022

$92,620 - $103,538 Location Darwin

Position number 30537 RTF 200460 Closing 29/11/2020

Contact Allan Girdler on 08 893 64060 or

About the agency

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Information for applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume.

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all

diversity groups to apply for vacancies. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the

OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be

granted priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective

Work in collaboration with other AIS staff to develop training resources and provide interpreting workshops and on-the-job

training for new and experienced Aboriginal language interpreters. The training team aims to empower the AIS interpreters to be

competent and confident to deliver professional interpreting services.

Key duties and responsibilities

1. Prepare training materials and facilitate workshops for interpreters in general interpreting skills as well as specialised areas

such as law, health, Centrelink, housing and child protection.

2. Prepare briefing materials or rescripts and brief and support interpreters for complex jobs, including face-to-face interpreting

and audio recordings.

3. Provide on-the-job training and assessment towards internal quality monitoring and accredited training outcomes (eg, diploma

of interpreting).

4. Facilitate NAATI testing of interpreters, including preparation of materials, facilitating training and preparation, organising and

briefing appropriate markers.

5. Prepare and co-facilitate user-training workshops with interpreters for our clients (e.g., lawyers, doctors, government


6. Assist other staff with language assessments.

7. Ensure all training outcomes are recorded on the AIS database and prepare reports on training activities.

Selection criteria


1. Demonstrated ability to teach Indigenous adults and a sound knowledge of adult learning principles and community


2. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with indigenous people across the Northern Territory.

3. Strong work ethic, with a demonstrated ability to work under pressure, to manage competing priorities, achieve work

outcomes within tight timeframes and maintain high quality standards.

4. Ability to work in a team environment and to work independently and with initiative.

5. Knowledge of economic, linguistic, social and cultural issues impacting on Indigenous people in the Northern Territory and

service delivery models in urban and remote communities.

6. Current driver’s licence and a willingness to travel to remote communities.


1. Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.

2. Qualifications or experience in linguistics.

3. An ability to speak an Aboriginal language and/or sound knowledge of Aboriginal teaching styles.