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History of TIS National

Created: 30 November 2015

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) has a long history of providing language services in Australia. Commonwealth translating services began in 1947 as a result of the post-World War II migration program. As new migrants settled in Australia the need for language services emerged. In response, the Red Cross and the Commonwealth government began performing translation functions to fill this need. These services were consolidated into the Commonwealth government language services in more

About TIS National

Created: 21 July 2022

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is an interpreting service provided by the Department of Home Affairs for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients. TIS National has: more than 70 years' experience in language services access to more than 2700 interpreters in more than 150 languages.  We provide: immediate phone interpreting. ATIS automated more


Created: 15 December 2022

Security of our website Our internal network and databases are protected from unauthorised access using a range of security controls, including a secure gateway, intrusion detection and other protection technologies. However, users should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network that gives rise to a potential risk that: a user's transactions may be intercepted or modified by third parties, or  files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms more

Frequently asked questions

Created: 06 June 2013

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Frequently Asked Questions pages may have the answer. Frequently Asked Questions for people with no or limited English language skills View our Frequently Asked Questions for people with no or limited English language skills page for answers to some common questions in a range of high demand languages. Frequently Asked Questions for interpreters View our Frequently Asked Questions for interpreters page for answers to some common questions about appointment more

Tip Tuesday: Could you be a TIS National interpreter?

Created: 23 November 2018

TIS National is one of the largest interpreting services in Australia and the industry leader in the provision of telephone interpreting.  To be eligible to become a TIS National interpreter you must provide evidence of: • being an Australian citizen, permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen residing in Australia • being 18 years of age or older • having the required qualifications for the language you wish to interpret in • having of a National Police History Check/National Police Certificate (NPC) more

Meet Han-Yin Yang

Created: 31 October 2018

We periodically profile some of our high-performing interpreters who exemplify TIS National's mission and demonstrate the values we strive for as an organisation. Read the latest profile for Han-Yin Yang, one of TIS National's high-performing interpreters. View more TIS National interpreter profiles more

Information for current TIS National interpreters

Created: 21 April 2017

A range of resources are available to support and assist current TIS National interpreters in their work. Assignment information for interpreters Find information about completing phone, on-site and Illegal Maritime Arrival interpreting assignments with TIS National. Interpreter support and resources Find out about the support and resources we provide for our interpreters. Frequently Asked Questions Can’t find what you are looking for? View our Frequently Asked Questions for interpreters to find more

Find out if you are eligible for the Free Interpreting Service

Created: 06 June 2013

Use this calculator to find out if you are eligible for the Free Interpreting Service This calculator will give you an indication if your organisation might be eligible for free interpreting through TIS National and how to register for TIS National services depending on what category your organisation falls into. This is not an application for the Free Interpreting Service, but it will give you instructions on how to apply for the Free Interpreting Service if you are found to be eligible. The outcome of more

Help using TIS National services

Created: 23 May 2013

Help for non-English speakers If you are a non-English speaker or are assisting a non-English speaker to access our services, visit our Help using TIS National services for non-English speakers page. Help for agency and business clients If you are an English speaking agency or business and would like assistance using our services, visit our Help using TIS National services for agencies page. Frequently Asked Questions Cannot find what you are looking for? View our Frequently Asked Questions for answers more

Document Translations

Created: 02 November 2022

Free document translations The Free Translating Service is provided to people settling permanently in Australia, to support participation in employment, education and community engagement. Permanent residents and select temporary or provisional visa holders are able to have up to ten eligible documents translated into English, within the first two years of their eligible visa grant date. Further information is available on the Free Translating website or by contacting the Free Translating Service more