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Created: 19 December 2019
The Free Interpreting Service aims to provide equitable access to key services for people with limited or no English language proficiency.
Parliamentarians and their staff can access the Free Interpreting Service to communicate with constituents.
Why parliamentarians use interpreters
Australia has a rich cultural diversity. The 2016 census revealed that Australians were born in almost 200 different countries and speak more than 300 languages.
As elected representatives, parliamentarians have a duty to...read more
Created: 21 April 2017
If you are a non-English speaker
The majority of Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) services are free to non-English speaking clients. Generally the organisation you are contacting will accept TIS National charges and provide you with an interpreter to access their services.
If you are a non-English speaker and need to access an interpreter, call 131 450 and tell the TIS National operator the language you need. Once the operator finds an available interpreter, tell the operator which organisation...read more
Created: 07 August 2017
I’m a Professionally accredited interpreter in Tamil. I have been working as an interpreter for TIS National for almost five years. I migrated to Australia from Sri Lanka to pursue my education. After completing my degree at Swinburne University in Melbourne, I started working in the Information Technology and Digital Media industry.
In my spare time I like:
reading technology related articles
working on IT projects that have scope for user...read more
Created: 28 September 2017
I was born in Poland during the time of communism. The country was being rebuilt after the damages of the Second World War. There were many challenges and lack of opportunities, especially for young people. I was inspired as a child by the life of my father. He experienced a more peaceful and happy life while he worked and lived in England for 12 years, so when the opportunity presented itself to study while learning to become an accountant, I was very happy. A new language as well as experiencing another culture...read more
Created: 21 May 2021
Last updated: 23/07/2021
This list displays language services currently available through TIS National.
As TIS National continuously recruits interpreters in new languages, we will update this list as new language services become available. Please ensure you check this page for the most up-to-date language services available through TIS National. More information on TIS National’s language listing policy, including factors we consider when naming languages in our language list, can be found here.
Created: 22 February 2015
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.
Watch a short video about TIS Online
Download the Word version of the TIS Online video transcript
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...read more
Created: 23 May 2019
TIS National interpreting assignments
TIS National may offer you the following types of interpreting assignments:
Immediate and pre-booked phone assignments.
Video interpreting assignments
Extended Travel and Illegal Maritime Arrival (IMA) assignments.
Assignments depend on the requests we receive from our clients. The duration of assignments, the location of assignments and the type of client you are providing services to will vary...read more
Created: 01 October 2015
About on-site interpreting
The on-site interpreting service is available for agency clients to book an interpreter to attend an appointment face-to-face.
When using a phone interpreter would not be suitable, TIS National can arrange for an interpreter to visit your location. On-site interpreting services can be arranged for any location in Australia (subject to interpreter availability).
An on-site interpreter may be most appropriate when:
you have a scheduled appointment with a client
Created: 23 May 2013
Mona has worked as an interpreter with TIS National since 1993. Mona speaks three languages fluently: Arabic, English and French. Over the years, she has observed a steady growth in demand for Arabic interpreting.
Before migrating to Australia in 1984, Mona and her family lived in a prosperous area near Beirut, Lebanon. It was a difficult time. The country was at war and they lost everything in their town which was completely destroyed.
‘We felt we had been forced to leave our homeland. Migration is a big turning...read more
Created: 03 September 2021
1.1 The Free Interpreting Service (FIS) is delivered by the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs (the Department).
1.2 These Terms and Conditions apply to all clients who apply for, and are approved to use the FIS. They replace the previous Terms and conditions of the Free Interpreting Service for non-government organisations. Where an approved organisation or individual holds multiple FIS TIS National client codes, these Terms and...read more