NSW Interpreter Scholarship Program

Candidates MUST be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or Temporary resident with a valid work visa to apply.
NSW Interpreter Scholarship Program

Multicultural NSW is offering fully funded scholarships for people who speak certain languages to participate in an interpreter training course at TAFE NSW.

Course graduates will be eligible to become Recognised Practicing Interpreters with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters, and may be offered employment opportunities with Multicultural NSW.

The program is offered to people who meet the eligibility criteria and speak Assyrian, Burmese, Chaldean, Greek, Italian, Kirundi, Khmer, Kurmanji Kurdish, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepalese, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrinya, Tongan, Pashto, Rohingya, Samoan, Somali and Vietnamese.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a scholarship you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency (consideration will be given to applications from asylum seekers)
  • Successfully complete an English language proficiency test conducted by TAFE NSW

Applications for 2019 have now closed. Please check this page later in the year for updates on the opening of the 2020 NSW Interpreter Scholarship Program. You can also subscribe here for regular Multicultural NSW updates including recruitment for the NSW Interpreter Scholarship Program.

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