How to become an Auslan interpreter
To undertake training to become an interpreter you must first be fluent in Auslan.
The Australian Sign Language Interpreters’ Association outlines the steps you may need to take to become a qualified Auslan interpreter. Click here to read their explanation.
Melbourne Polytechnic is currently the only education institution in Victoria that offers the Diploma of Auslan. Click here to read about Melbourne Polytechnic’s Auslan Courses.
Studying to become an Auslan interpreter is a different skill set to learning Auslan language in isolation. The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) offers a Diploma of Interpreting in Auslan. Click here to learn about RMIT’s Diploma of Interpreting.
Through our interpreting service, Auslan Connections, we only employs interpreters certified by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). Click here to read about their certification system.
For more information, contact Auslan Connections:
Auslan Connections provides Auslan interpreting, VRI (Video Remote Interpreting), notetaking and captioning services.
Auslan Connections is a joint venture of Expression Australia and Deaf Services. We provide interpreting across the whole of Australia.
All profits from Auslan Connections are invested back into services for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing.
You can book an interpreter via email, SMS, phone or using our online portal on the Auslan Connections website.