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Interpreter scholarships

The Victorian Government offers scholarships to support training for interpreters.

The Victorian Government is working to improve the supply, quality and use of language services in Victoria.

Since 2003, the we have offered scholarships to support students undertaking one of the following courses at RMIT University:

  • Diploma of Interpreting
  • Advanced Diploma of Interpreting 

We have helped more than 300 people gain certification with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters.

26% of Victorians (over 1.53 million people) speak a language other than English at home.

The scholarships aim to bolster Victoria’s supply of qualified interpreters so that non-English speakers can better access crucial government services, such as health care and housing support.

Each year the program includes a range of languages that have been identified as needing more interpreters. 

Further information on the Interpreter Scholarship Program will be made available later in 2019.

Reviewed 30 August 2019

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