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Accessibility

Created: 06 June 2013

This website is progressing to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) Level AA, a technical standard from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). WCAG 2.0 explains how to make web content more accessible and user friendly for all people. The Department of Home Affairs is committed to providing websites that are accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. TIS National plays a key role in the Australian Government's aims to achieve fairer and more accessible...read more

Sima Keyvan

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Created: 19 December 2017

I am a professional level Farsi (Persian) interpreter based in Melbourne. I believe that a good interpreter never stops learning and improving their skills. I was born in Tehran, Iran, to Russian parents. I studied English and Arabic in my early years, and supplemented these with counselling courses when I came to Australia. Throughout my life I have seen the importance of language for effective relations, interpersonal and cross-cultural communication and overcoming barriers. With my natural ability to connect...read more

Susan Laval

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Created: 31 August 2017

I grew up in a country named Tanganyika, that technically no longer exits. It was part of the British share of the German territory of East Africa. In 1922 it came under a UN protectorate under British supervision, and then in 1964 formally became part of Tanzania. Swahili was the language spoken on the coast of Tanganyika where I was born. Since then the use of Swahili as the lingua franca of Eastern and Central Africa expanded into the whole of Tanzania and Kenya, parts of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, eastern...read more

Application to join the interpreter panel

Created: 06 June 2013

To apply to become a TIS National interpreter, complete and submit this form with the following: your NAATI Practitioner ID for those who hold credentials. We will use this on an ongoing basis to verify the credentials that you hold with NAATI. Please click here to see our Privacy notice. a copy of your National Police History Check/National Police Certificate (NPC). Your NPC must not be more than 12 months old. If your NPC is from Australian Federal Police or State Police, you will need to provide...read more

Charges and free services

Created: 03 September 2021

Interpreting service charges The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) provides interpreting services on a fee-for service basis. Use our cost calculator or view our interpreting service charges to find out what it will cost to use a TIS National interpreter. Free services through TIS National The Free Interpreting Service aims to provide equitable access to key services that are not government funded, for people with limited or no English language proficiency. TIS National delivers the Free...read more

Contact us

Created: 21 July 2022

Due to workplace adjustments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our enquiry phone lines are currently unavailable. During this time we ask that you send your enquiry by email or via our online form below. The relevant area will respond to you as soon as possible. Phone interpreting Immediate phone interpreting (24 hours, every day of the year) Phone: 131 450 (within Australia) ...read more

TIS Online for agencies

Created: 12 September 2022

TIS Online is an automated booking tool which allows our agency clients to request, manage and monitor all of their TIS National on-site interpreter bookings online and allows our interpreters to select the jobs they would like to complete. There are a range of benefits to using TIS Online: Manage your bookings: TIS Online gives you more visibility of your on-site interpreter requests and bookings, allowing you to view and make updates quickly and easily. Keep informed: TIS Online automatically...read more

How do I provide feedback to TIS National

Created: 11 July 2022

TIS National endeavours to provide a high quality of service to all our clients and values feedback for continuous improvement of our services. Please provide your feedback by completing the Department of Home Affairs’ Compliments, complaints and suggestions form.  If required, TIS National clients with limited or no English language skills can submit feedback about TIS National services via telephone. If you require an interpreter, please call TIS National on 131 450 and tell the operator you would like to...read more

Does TIS National provide document translation services

Created: 30 June 2017

TIS National does not provide a commercial document translation service. If you need to complete a commercial translation, you can search for a credentialed translator through the National Accreditation Authority for Translating and Interpreting (NAATI) website. The Department of Home Affairs provides a free translating service for people settling permanently in Australia. Permanent residents and select temporary or provisional visa holders are able to have up to ten eligible documents translated, into English,...read more

11- Can I get documents translated through TIS National?

Created: 30 June 2017

No. TIS National does not provide a commercial document translation service. The Department of Home Affairs provides a free document translating service for people settling permanently in Australia. 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. More information about the Free Translating Service is available at www.translating.homeaffairs.gov.au/en You...read more