We are delighted to announce that Fatih Karakas has recently been appointed as the Head of Translations at All Graduates, in addition to his existing role as Head of Training.

All Graduates
All Graduates | 29 Jan 2024

🌐 Exciting News at All Graduates! 🌟

Translation Services Head | Fatih Karakas

We are delighted to announce that Fatih Karakas has recently been appointed as the Head of Translations at All Graduates, in addition to his existing role as Head of Training.

Fatih joined our team in early 2020 and has since proven himself as a valuable asset to the organization. With a rich portfolio of skills, Fatih is a Certified Turkish Interpreter and Translator, an esteemed higher education teacher at Masters, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma levels, a published academic, and a developer and facilitator of our professional development program.

In his new role, Fatih will be overseeing the Translations department, alongside managing the Training and Audio-Visual Services departments. His comprehensive understanding of various facets of language services, coupled with his commitment to utilizing technology for enhanced accessibility, positions him as an ideal leader for these crucial departments.

Notably, Fatih’s active involvement in the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) as an Examiner and his membership in both the NAATI Continuous Improvement Program Committee and the Victorian branch of the NAATI Regional Advisory Committee exemplify his dedication to industry excellence.

One of Fatih’s key strengths lies in his strong community connections in various target languages. As Head of Translations, he will play a pivotal role in facilitating community reviews of translated materials, ensuring cultural relevance and linguistic accuracy.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Fatih was honoured with the prestigious 2023 AUSIT Excellence Award for Outstanding Capacity Building in the field of interpreting or translation.

Join us in congratulating Fatih Karakas on his well-deserved promotion! We are confident that under his leadership, our Translations department will continue to thrive and deliver exceptional language services to our diverse clientele.

 

The 2023 All Graduates Interpreting and Translating Language Services Medal was awarded to Ngạc Thủy Han Do.

All Graduates
All Graduates | 26 Feb 2023

All Graduates was a proud sponsor of the 2023 Multicultural NSW Premier’s Harmony Dinner. Hosted by the Minister for Multiculturalism, in the presence of the Premier of New South Wales, the Premier’s Harmony Dinner is a glittering gala to recognise and celebrate the significant contributions made by our multicultural leaders.

Our CEO Ismail Akinci awarded the All Graduates Interpreting and Translating Language Services Medal to Ngạc Thủy Han Do.

All Graduates is a proud sponsor of this event and award. The award recognises the achievements of an interpreter or translator for the role they play in ensuring that the community of NSW has access to essential information and services.

Ngạc Thủy Han Do began her language services career in Vietnam in 1987 and came to Australia in 2008 to care for her elderly parents in Sydney. In 2012, Thuy gained national accreditation as an interpreter and continues to provide language services to the Australian Vietnamese community. Thuy contributes to her community outside her work, providing language services to those who need help, especially those living with disability. She sees her role as one who helps to break down barriers to ensure everyone is included in our society.

Congratulations Thuy and thank you for your service to the community and All Graduates.

#PHD23 

All Graduates
All Graduates | 8 Nov 2021

HealthShare Victoria

All Graduates have been re-awarded to the Panel Contract with HealthShare Victoria (Formerly Health Purchasing Victoria) to provide Onsite (face-to-face), Video and Telephone Interpreting as well as Translation Services.

Language services will be required across the state of Victoria 24 hours a day, seven 7 days a week and may be required to be delivered:

  • Face-to-face at participating Health Service sites or off-site
  • Remotely (via Telephone or Video Conference)
  • Written Translations

Commencing 1 November 2021, services are deliverable to all Public Health Services (as legislative defined) and other relevant participating Health and Health related organisations in Victoria.

Information for Interpreters and Translators

Are you interested in joining our National Panel of Interpreters and Translators? Don’t hesitate to contact our Recruitment Team for further information.

 

All Graduates
All Graduates | 29 Oct 2021

All Graduates has been awarded to a Panel Contract with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) to provide Onsite (face to face), Video and Telephone Interpreting as well as Translation Services.

Service delivery will begin in November 2021 and deliverable in all 8 States and Territories in Australia.

The AAT provides independent merits review of a wide range of administrative decisions made by the Australian Government. The AAT can review decisions made under Commonwealth and Norfolk Island laws such as –

  • Child Support reviews
  • Migration and Refugee reviews
  • Centrelink reviews

If you have not already expressed interest in interpreting for the AAT, we encourage you to make contact with one of our friendly team members to discuss how you can commence preparations.

Interpreters will be supported with the appropriate induction as well training prior to the allocation of any booking.

Further information about the Administrative Appeals Tribunal can be found from this link.

Information for Interpreters

Are you interested in joining our National Panel of Interpreters and Translators? Please contact our Recruitment Team for further information.

 

Top Honours All Graduates Interpreting and Translating Languages Services Medal awarded to Chamoun Salameh Bechara.

All Graduates
All Graduates | 28 May 2020

An Arabic interpreter who supports interpreting across hospitals in Western Sydney has received top honours from the NSW Government.

The All Graduates Interpreting and Translating Language Services Medal was awarded to Chamoun Salameh Bechara as part of the 2020 Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals.

Mr Bechara leads interpreting services for the Western Sydney Health District. He has also led training with TAFE NSW supporting aspiring interpreters from new and emerging community languages.

Acting Minister for Multiculturalism Geoff Lee said it was outstanding to see a local community member recognised with the prestigious medal.

“Mr Bechara has made an outstanding contribution to our local community and our health system across Western Sydney,” Mr Lee said.

“I wholeheartedly congratulated Mr Bechara on his achievements, particularly in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

“Now more than ever, the tireless work of our community leaders promoting social cohesion and community harmony is vital.

“Incredible leaders like Chamoun, and all interpreters, ensure language is not a barrier to accessing healthcare especially during this critical time.”

Mr Bechara said he felt honoured and privileged to have won the Premier’s Language Services medal.

“I dedicate the medal to my fellow interpreters and translators for being true enablers for our culturally and linguistically diverse communities.”

The Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals are traditionally awarded at the annual Premier’s Harmony Dinner gala event. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals were awarded virtually.

 

For more information about the Premier’s Multicultural Community Medals and Multicultural Honour Roll see: