The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship supports training opportunities for Victorian interpreters and translators to improve the supply, quality and use of language services for Victorians.
Interpreter Scholarship Program
The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship (OMAC) offers scholarships each year to students studying interpreting with RMIT University in specific languages.
The languages that are being targeted for scholarships in 2015 are:
Melbourne – Burmese, Khmer, Rohingya, Samoan, Somali, Tamil
Mildura – Hazaragi
Melbourne – Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Polish, Turkish, Vietnamese
Applications for the 2015 Interpreter Scholarship Program have closed and are currently being assessed.
The eligible languages for the 2016 Program will be announced in mid-2015.
Professional Development Program for Translators and Interpreters
This Program is delivered by Monash University and offers training for experienced translators and interpreters, as well as an introductory course for aspiring interpreters. These courses are open to all languages and are being offered in Melbourne, Ballarat, Geelong, Morwell and Wodonga between September 2014 and June 2016.