Professional development for TIS National interpreters


The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) highly regards accreditation from the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). TIS National is continually encouraging and recruiting interpreters to provide services in new and emerging languages.

Contact your Interpreter liaison officer for guidance about how to obtain or upgrade your NAATI qualification or visit the NAATI website.


TIS National is committed to the professionalism of the interpreting industry while recognising the valuable work of its interpreters. Scholarships are being offered for both NAATI accreditation and professional development short courses for TIS National interpreters. Eligible interpreters will be reimbursed for the cost of their NAATI accreditation testing fees or the cost of attending selected professional development short courses.

To request further information about the programme email

Professional development programmes

Professional development programmes for interpreters are regularly conducted around Australia.

The Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators Incorporated (AUSIT) develops and delivers a wide range of training and professional development courses and activities available to both AUSIT members and non-members.

The following table provides links to some professional development programmes in your state or territory which may be of value.

State or territory 


Australian Capital Territory (ACT)


New South Wales (NSW)

Northern Territory (NT)

Queensland (QLD)

South Australia (SA)

Tasmania (TAS)

Victoria (VIC)

Western Australia (WA)