What are the Key Points of the Newly Launched Code of Ethics?
Recently a new Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct was released by the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT). This revised document has taken more than two years of research by industry professionals and reflects changes in industry requirements for professional Interpreters and Translators. With changing times and even more ethical issues on the horizon this revised Code of Ethics was created to handle certain issues that were not comprehensively addressed in the original Code.
The main points for professional conduct for Interpreters and Translators are outlined below:
Professional conduct. This will include allowing time to prepare for assignments. Any assignments accepted must be completed to the predetermined deadline.
Confidentiality. A professional will not disclose any information about the client in any way. Practitioners will not look to use any of this information outside of their direct responsibility in completing their assignment.