NAC Sponsorship Opportunity

Keen to attend the NAC?

Auslan Connections is delighted to offer a fantastic sponsorship opportunity to Auslan Interpreters around Australia.

Auslan Connections is committed to providing our interpreters with quality professional development opportunities and we are now accepting applications to award three interpreters with fully funded sponsorships to attend this year’s National Auslan Conference.

About the NAC

Held in Melbourne on the 14th-16th October this year, the National Auslan Conference is expected to draw approximately 400 people with the aim of providing information on current knowledge in the interpreting sector. With the theme of ‘A New Era’ the 2016 NAC is the first time Deaf Australia and ASLIA have collaborated to present a conference focusing on expertise and skills within the sector and information regarding the necessary cooperation between the Deaf community and Auslan/English interpreting professionals.

About the Sponsorship Opportunity on offer

Auslan Connections will sponsor three interpreters (one Paraprofessional level, one Professional level and one Deaf Interpreter) to attend the NAC. Sponsorships include:

  • Flights to Melbourne from your closest major city airport
  • Accommodation in Melbourne for the duration of the conference (Friday & Saturday night)
  • Registration costs to attend the conference (including the Gala Dinner)

Who is eligible to apply?

Interpreters who are registered with Auslan Connections are eligible to apply.  If you are not registered with Auslan Connections, please complete a registration form with your sponsorship application in order to be considered.

How to Apply

In order to apply for this fantastic sponsorship opportunity, interpreters will need to:

  • Complete the enclosed application form
  • Submit a video (no more than three minutes) OR 400 word reflective piece detailing ‘What being an interpreter means to you’

Deadline for Applications

To be considered for this opportunity, applications will need to be sent to no later than 5pm on the 11th August 2016.

Auslan Connections will contact successful applicants no later than the 25th August 2016 with flight, accommodation and registration arrangements being finalised no later than the 16th September 2016.

Conditions of Sponsorship

As a successful recipient of our NAC Sponsorship program, you will be required to:

  • Submit a reflective story or article outlining your experience of the conference and what the sponsorship provided you by 5pm Friday, 21st October 2016
  • Be a brand ambassador for Auslan Connections at the NAC and work with our Marketing teams to promote conference presentations attended and the Auslan Connections via appropriate social media activity.
  • Photo opportunity and interview if required.

Want to know more?

Contact us on 1300 010 877 or email

NAC Sponsorship Application Form