The Victorian Government is offering scholarships to students who are accepted into the 2024 program at RMIT University to study interpreting in one of these languages, Arabic, Greek, Italian and Persian.
The Scholarship is to study an Advanced Diploma of Interpreting, which is a one-year, full-time program that begins in February 2024 and finishes in November 2024.
Classes will be held at RMIT University City Campus in Melbourne, CBD. Classes may be held during the day or evening depending on the timetable.
Up to $7,000 will be awarded as a scholarship to cover the program fees in full and the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) for students in a government-subsidised place. For other fee places, students will be required to cover the gap. The specific amount will depend on each student’s enrolment status.
Scholarships will be paid directly to RMIT University on behalf of the student.
There are 2 steps to apply for this scholarship:
- Apply to study this program at RMIT University
- Meet the entry requirements
More information about the steps can be found in the How to apply section.
28 September 2023
31 January 2024(Please note: the deadline for applications is 31 January 2024, or when all available places have been allocated.)
Successful recipients notified
January to February 2024
12 February 2024
Final date to withdraw
3 April 2024This program cannot be deferred.
To be eligible for a scholarship you must:
- live in Victoria
- speak Arabic, Greek, Italian or Persian
- be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency (consideration will be given to applications from people seeking asylum)
- be undertaking the RMIT University Advanced Diploma of Interpreting in one of the targeted languages offered for 2024
- remain enrolled and meet attendance requirements for each unit at RMIT University for the duration of the program
- apply for the program online through RMIT and upload required evidence by 31 January 2024 (Please note: there is a possibility of a deadline extension if there are still available places in the scholarship program.)
This program cannot be deferred.
Step 1 – Apply to RMIT University
To apply to study for the Advanced Diploma of Interpreting in one of the target languages:
- Visit the .
- Complete an online ‘Direct Application’.
- You must indicate the language you are applying by completing a selection task.
- The link to submit your selection task will appear on the applicant dashboard after you have submitted your application.
- You will receive a confirmation email from RMIT University when your application has been completed.
Step 2 – Meet the entry requirements
- All applicants must meet both the English and LOTE language requirements. You may also be interviewed if further information is required.
- For more information about entry requirements, view 'Admission' section of the page.
The scholarship places are on a 'first come, first served' basis. This means priority is given to applicants based on the order they apply and demonstrate they meet the eligibility requirements. Applications may close early if all places are allocated.
Students who successfully complete the Advanced Diploma of Interpreting program will be eligible to sit the external Certified Interpreter test run by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). The scholarship will also cover the Certified Interpreter test fees in full.
Graduates must sit the test within approximately 6 months of completing the program.
Reviewed 28 September 2023