Facilitate communications between people who do not speak the same language, by your knowledge of languages and cultures.
As an interpreter you could seek positions within the federal, state or territory government departments. These departments are concerned with immigration, legal issues and law enforcement, social security and education.
Organisations such as hospitals, banks, tourist agencies and private interpreting and translating firms may also employ interpreters. Interpreters with NAATI accreditation may work freelance and some highly-qualified interpreters work at international conferences, and government and/or business meetings.
The following study pathway shows the most common and direct route for a UWA student to pursue this career.
A degree is not necessarily required for professional qualification, however relevant majors include:
Postgraduate study is not necessarily required for this occupation, but may be helpful for career advancement.
Relevant postgraduate courses include: