Applications for the 2024 Interpreter Scholarship in Victoria are now open!
The Interpreter Scholarship Program works to improve the supply, quality and use of language services in Victoria by offering scholarships to eligible students seeking to undertake the following courses, commencing in 2024:
Each year, the program includes a range of languages that have been identified as needing more certified interpreters. This year, scholarships are on offer to students seeking to undertake the courses in one of the following languages:
- Advanced Diploma: Arabic, Greek, Italian and Persian
- Diploma: Burmese, Dari, Dinka, Samoan, S’gaw Karen and Somali
- Skill Set: Albanian, Bangla, Chichewa, Hakha Chin, Hakka Chinese, Hazaraghi, Hmong, Kirundi, Kurdish Kurmanji, Lingala, Macedonian, Nuer, Pashto, Rohingya and Ukrainian
The scholarships aim to bolster Victoria’s supply of qualified interpreters so that non-English speakers have better access to crucial government services, such as health care and housing support.
Since 2003, the Victorian Government has offered scholarships to support students undertaking a range of translating and interpreting courses at RMIT University and have helped more than 500 people gain certification with NAATI.
To see if you are eligible and learn more about how to apply click here: https://www.vic.gov.au/interpreter-scholarships
Applications close 31 January 2024, or when all available places have been allocated.