The Victorian Government supports training opportunities for interpreters and translators to improve the supply, quality and use of language services for Victorians.
2019 Interpreter Scholarship Program
The Victorian Government is offering scholarships to students who are accepted into the 2019 Diploma of Interpreting or Advanced Diploma of Interpreting at RMIT University to study interpreting in one of the following languages:
NOTE: the deadline for applications for the RMIT Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Interpreting has been extended to Friday 14 December 2018.
Diploma of Interpreting
Albanian, Amharic, Assyrian, Burmese, Chin Haka, Dinka, Hazaragi, Hindi, Indonesian, Karen, Macedonian, Malay, Nepali, Nuer, Oromo, Polish, Punjabi, Samoan, Somali, Swahili, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese
Advanced Diploma of Interpreting
Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Vietnamese
Find out more about the Advanced Diploma of Interpreting
Download a copy of the Advanced Diploma of Interpreting Guidelines.
Professional Development Program for Interpreters and Translators
The Victorian Government has engaged Monash University to deliver the 2017-2019 Professional Development Program (PDP) for Interpreters and Translators.
The PDP provides opportunities for practicing interpreters and translators to extend their skills, and meet the professional development requirements to revalidate their accreditation with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).
The PDP comprises short courses delivered in specialist areas such as: interpreting for health, mental health, education, family violence, and legal settings, as well as interpreter ethics and stress management.
Find more information about upcoming courses and make an application at Monash University’s PDP website.