Tongan Interpreter



The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is recruiting interpreters. To meet the growth in demand for interpreting services in Australia, TIS National will add interpreters to its panel of service providers. Interpreting work is generally done by telephone which allows interpreters to work from home, and is usually during business hours.

On-site work is also available which requires you to travel to your assignments. Interpreters on the TIS National panel are engaged under a Deed of Standing Offer and paid based on the number of services they are offered and accept. TIS National does not guarantee the number of services offered per week.

We encourage interpreters to have certification from the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the Certified Interpreter level where available. To be eligible to become a TIS National interpreter you must: be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen residing in Australia be 18 years of age or older have the required qualifications for the language you wish to interpret in. We accept Nil credentials in languages where NAATI credentials are not available.

be able to provide a certified copy of a National Police History Check/National Police Certificate (NPC) dated within the past 12 months be able to provide a current employment Working with Children Check from your state or territory of residence, where required. It’s required for the Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory and South Australia be able to provide certified copies of 100 points of identification documentation have reasonable availability to work between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday. TIS National is also accepting applications in Spanish and Portuguese languages from suitably qualified interpreters who have a reasonable availability outside of standard business hours.

For more information regarding our recruitment priorities or to apply go to

au/interpreters ..

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21 Jan 2020


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