The Victorian Government supports training opportunities for interpreters and translators to improve the supply, quality and use of language services for Victorians.
Interpreter Scholarship Program
Since 2003, Victorian Government has provided scholarships to support students undertaking the Diploma of Interpreting or Advanced Diploma of Interpreting at RMIT University in selected languages.
Further information on the Interpreter Scholarship Program will be made available in late September 2017.
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.