Multicultural NSW is seeking Expressions of Interest from Interpreters and Translators
Multicultural NSW is currently seeking expressions of interest from Certified Interpreters and Translators in all languages.
Multicultural NSW will prioritise recruitment in the following listed languages:
A Amharic Arabic Armenian Assyrian Auslan B Bengali Burmese C Chaldean Croatian D Dari Dinka Dutch E Ewe F Farsi Fiji Hindi Filipino French G Ga Greek H Hazaragi Hebrew I Indonesian Italian J Juba Arabic (Sudanese) K Karen Kayah (Karenni) Khmer Kirundi Kurdish - Kurmanji; Sorani; Palewani
L LaoM Malay Maltese Maori Mongolian N Nepalese O Oromo P Pashto Portuguese Punjabi R Rohingya S Samoan Sierra Leone Sinhalese Somali Swahili Spanish Swedish T Tamil Thai Tibetan Tigrinya Tongan Twi U Urdu V Vietnamese W Western African Pidgin English
Multicultural NSW exists to build and maintain a cohesive and harmonious multicultural society that enriches the lives of all people in NSW.
It is driven by three key principles: Engage with all sections of society and break down barriers to participation; Enable equitable access to services and programs; and Enrich social and economic capacity through cultural diversity as an asset of our State.
Through its enabling Act, Multicultural NSW promotes the equal rights and responsibilities of all the people of New South Wales where individuals share a commitment to New South Wales and Australia, diversity is regarded as an asset, and English is the common language.
The Language Services Division is responsible for adopting industry-leading and innovative models, approaches and initiatives to the provision of interpretation and translation services to the NSW community. Guided by evidence-based customer satisfaction, the division is transparent and accountable for the performance of these services and the continual enhancement of services lead by the NSW community requirements for language services
The Language Services Division operates a Casual Panel of Interpreters and Translators which mainly assists clients and agencies in the legal and justice system by providing onsite interpreting services and video conferencing interpreting.
The Language Services Division provides comprehensive interpreting and translation services in 104 languages and dialects, including Auslan.
The service operates 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
Our panellists (Interpreters and/or Translators) are employed as a casual employee under the Crown Employees (Interpreters and Translators, Multicultural NSW) Award.
Crown Employees (Interpreters and Translators, Multicultural NSW) Award
The rate of pay will depend on qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience.
Important Note: Registration on the Multicultural NSW casual panel of interpreters and/or translators will be for a period of up to twelve (12) months with a possibility for extension.
The Role Description has been attached for your reference.
Please note: This is an ongoing recruitment campaign.
Assess your eligibility
MNSW will only consider applicants who have certified or are currently in the process of transitioning to the new NAATI Certification system.
To register your expression of interest, applicants must submit a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) which includes an up-to-date resume (maximum 3 pages) which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role.
The cover letter must address the selection criteria for Interpreters and Translators:
You must also submit the following documentation:
If you are interested in becoming an interpreter or translator with Multicultural NSW and meet the criteria, submit your application at
Click here for information on How to Apply.
Please note: Applicants must submit their application and documents in Microsoft Word or PDF format only.
The Language Services Division will review all applications against the requirements of the role and applicants will be shortlisted.
If your application progresses through to the next stage, you will be invited to attend an interview and you will be provided with further information.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.
For further information please contact Rema Nazha, Manager Panel and Industry Development via email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about Multicultural NSW we would love to hear from you.
Contact Multicultural NSW
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