Interpreter training and scholarships

2014 Interpreter Scholarship Program

The Department of Premier and Cabinet, through the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship (OMAC), provides scholarships of up to $2,000 to students enrolled in the RMIT University Diploma of Interpreting. More information about this course is available at:

Applications for the 2014 scholarships have closed. The scholarship languages for 2014 are Punjabi in Melbourne and Karen in Bendigo. Scholarship languages are selected each year in consultation with government service providers and language service providers. 

Students who complete the course with a grade of 70 per cent or higher become eligible for National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) paraprofessional accreditation. NAATI is the agency responsible for setting professional standards for interpreting and translating in Australia. OMAC also covers the costs of obtaining NAATI accreditation.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency. Applicants should also be fluent in English and one of the target languages, and be interested in working as an interpreter.


Professional Development Program for Translators and Interpreters

The Professional Development Program for Translators and Interpreters was delivered by Monash University between June 2012 and April 2014 to provide professional development opportunities to interpreters and translators in health, legal and community domains. It was funded and developed in partnership with the Office of  Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship and supported by the Department of Health, Victoria. The aim of the short courses is to provide opportunities for practicing interpreters and translators to further develop their skills and knowledge to effectively deliver language services in the community. It also provides a transition into practice for recent graduates of translating and interpreting programs. The Program targets translators and interpreters working in any language and the courses will be delivered in English.

The next delivery of the Professional Development Program is currently being developed.  More information will be provided when available.





Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 11:53
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