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NSW Scholarships for interpreter training

A pilot program offering scholarships to speakers of in-demand languages in NSW to study interpreting has been opened. 

The  NSW Interpreter scholarship program will support people with fully funded scholarships to study interpreting at NSW TAFE. 

Applications for the first intake have now closed. if you are interested in this program and reside in NSW, then use the link below to contact Multicultural NSW to register for the next intake.   

The scholarship program was launched Tuesday 22 January 2018, with 45 places on offer for speakers of: 

  • Assyrian
  • Burmese
  • Chaldean
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Kirundi
  • Khmer
  • Kurmanji
  • Maltese
  • Nepalese
  • Tamil
  • Tibetan
  • Tigringa
  • Thai
  • Tongan
  • Pashto
  • Rohingya
  • Samoan
  • Somali
  • Vietnamese
Interpreters have a vital role to play in our justice system and are crucial in the provision of high-quality health, education and social services.” said the Minister for Multiculturalism, Ray Williams, when making the announcement.

To be eligible for the program candidates must successfully complete an English language proficiency test. Course graduates will be eligible to become NAATI Recognised Practising Interpreters.  

The program will commence in Sydney, and will be rolled out to regional areas by mid 2019. Apply now for Semester 1 2019. Applications close Friday 8 February. 

NSW Interpreter scholarship program 


Published: 02/02/2019