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Source: State of Tasmania Government

8 July 2020

Roger Jaensch, Acting Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

The Tasmanian Government is committed to ensuring every Tasmanian is treated fairly, with respect, without discrimination and has an equal opportunity to engage in Tasmanian life no matter where they are from.

Interpreters play an essential part in delivering government services to the more than 26,000 Tasmanians who speak a language other than English.

The Tasmanian Interpreter Scholarships Program is now open, designed to increase the supply and quality of credentialed interpreters, particularly for languages in demand.

The scholarships, valued at $1000 each, will help local interpreters and bi-cultural workers enrol in an online training program through RMIT University.

The program is run by the Tasmanian Government in partnership with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters.

Scholarships are available for interpreters and bi-cultural workers in languages including: Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Cantonese, Dari, Farsi, French, Hakha Chin and Chin dialects, Hazaragi, Japanese, Karen, Nepali,Oromo, Polish, Punjabi, Spanish, Tigrinya, Thai, Urdu and Vietnamese.

The Interpreter Scholarships Program is now open for Expressions of Interest, with applications closing on 12 July 2020.

For more information, please visit: https://www.communities.tas.gov.au/csr/for_and_about/migrant_and_multicultural_communities/interpreter-scholarship-program-2020

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