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
The Victorian Government is offering scholarships to students who are accepted into the 2018 Diploma of Interpreting or Advanced Diploma of Interpreting at RMIT University to study interpreting in one of the following languages:
Diploma of Interpreting
Amharic, Assyrian, Burmese, Chin Haka, Croatian, Dinka, Filipino, Hazaragi, Hindi, Karenni, Khmer, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Nepali, Punjabi, Samoan, Somali, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, Urdu, Vietnamese
Advanced Diploma of Interpreting
Cantonese, Croatian, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Macedonian, Malay, Polish, Tamil, Turkish, Vietnamese
Please note the application deadline for both the Diploma and Advanced Diploma has been extended.
To study in 2018, applicants need to apply to RMIT by 15 December 2017 (previously 30 November 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.