The first thing you should know is who you need, do you need an interpreter or a translator? A translator works with written text while an interpreter works with the spoken word. Some interpreters will also provide translating services while some translators also do interpreting, however this isn’t always the case. Therefore, it’s important to discern whether you need someone to translate written text or to interpret a verbal speech.

If you were born overseas and you have an Australian citizen parent and you are looking to be an Australian citizen, then you have come to the right place.

You may be eligible for Australian citizenship if you have at least one parent who is an Australian and you were born after 25th of January 1949.  That is, you were born on Australia Day 1949 or after you may be eligble.

When applying for citizenship, if your documentation is not in English, it will not be accepted unless it has been officially translated.  Any document in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. 

Google has updated their search function to provide instant results for some translations. 

Try it for yourself.  Go to Google search.

Start by typing Translate

By Karen Hodgson


Telephone Interpreting

Telephone communication still plays an important part in most businesses, even though it sometimes seems like everything is done online these days. This makes telephone interpreters vital to the operations of some companies, especially for companies that operate internationally or do a significant amount of business with foreign clients. Using telephone interpreters allows phone conversations to occur even when the parties involved don’t share a common language.

Proper planning and access to the best resources available will help you achieve VCE success!

We have identified several essential resources for students preparing for Chinese Language VCE studies