The Victorian Government is offering a scholarship to eligible students who are accepted into the 2024 at RMIT University to study interpreting in one of these languages: Albanian, Bangla, Chichewa, Hakha Chin, Hakka Chinese, Hazaraghi, Hmong, Kirundi, Kurdish Kurmanji, Lingala, Macedonian, Nuer, Pashto, Rohingya and Ukrainian.
The Introduction to Interpreting Skill Set is an introductory entry-level course for people wanting to gain foundational skills in interpreting and basic industry knowledge.
There are four units in the course:
- Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments (PSPTIS103)
- Prepare to translate and interpret (PSPTIS104)
- Apply codes and standards to ethical practice (PSPTIS102)
- Manage interactions in general settings (PSPTIS114).
Classes will be held online only. They may be held during the day or evening.
Up to $2,250 will be awarded as a scholarship to cover the program fees in full and the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
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
February and May 2024
To be eligible for a scholarship you must:
- live in Victoria
- speak one of the targeted languages
- be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency (consideration will be given to applications from people seeking asylum)
- be undertaking the RMIT University Introduction to Interpreting Skill Set 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 Introduction to Interpreting Skill Set 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
You must have successfully completed:
- An approved English proficiency test undertaken no more than two years prior to the commencement date of the program, or
- Successfully completed a tertiary qualification (degree level or higher) where the language of instruction was English.
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 Introduction to Interpreting Skill Set will be eligible to sit the external Certified Provisional Interpreter test or apply for the Recognised Practising Interpreter credential with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). The scholarship will also cover the application and test fees in full.
Graduates must sit the interpreter test or apply for the recognised practising interpreter credential within approximately 6 months of completing the program.
Reviewed 27 September 2023