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Interpreter & Translator Requirements

What you need to work with us.

There are a few requirements you need to meet so you can start interpreting and translating for our diverse communities.

Work Requirements

Click on your region of residency to learn about our requirements.

Interpreters located in Australia
Based in Australia

Language Qualification

You need to hold the highest level of language accreditation and/or certification available in NAATI tested languages. Copies of documentation supporting your language accreditation/certification (certificate or letter of accreditation) is required. Alternatively, please provide your NAATI number for validation.

Nature of Relationship

We engage interpreters and translators as independent contractors unless negotiated differently.

You need an Australian Business Number (ABN)

You need to provide your current tax status for the purposes of payment of services.

  • All contractors are to provide valid ABNs unless exempt (evidence of exemption is required)
  • All contractors registered for GST to provide valid ABN
  • If a valid ABN is not provided within 30 days, the ATO requires 49.5% of tax to be withheld.

Security Clearances

You need to provide a current National Police Check and a Working with Children Check. Documentation you have previously supplied to other language service providers is acceptable - as long as the clearances are less than 12 months old.

Non-Disclosure

To work with us, you will need to sign a Deed of Confidentiality which forms part of your working agreement with us. On occasion, certain clients may require our contractors to sign specific agreements to undertake work - this will be coordinated on a case by case basis.

Quality Audits

You need to consent to independent quality control audits undertaken by us.

Experience

You need to demonstrate you have relevant experience working as an interpreter. To provide you with more specific opportunities, please nominate your specific sectors of choice to work in.

Proof of Identity

A copy of your photo identification – for example, a drivers licence or a passport is required to authenticate your identity.

Right to Work

It is a requirement that interpreters and translators in Australia have citizenship, permanent residency or a visa status that allows them to work. This will be verified during your onboarding process.

Professional CV

To strengthen your application, we encourage you to provide a CV which includes copies of documentation supporting any professional/tertiary qualifications you may have or professional development you have undertaken.

Based in New Zealand

Language Qualification

You need to hold the highest level of language accreditation and/or certification available in NAATI tested languages. Copies of documentation supporting your language accreditation/certification (certificate or letter of accreditation) is required. Alternatively, please provide your NAATI number for validation.

Nature of Relationship

We engage interpreters and translators as independent contractors unless negotiated differently.

You need a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN)

You will need to provide your current taxation status for the purposes of payment of services.

All contractors are to provide valid NZBN unless exempt (evidence of exemption is required)

All contractors registered for Tax/GST to provide valid NZBN

Security Clearances

You need to provide a current National Police Check and a Working with Children Check. Documentation you have previously supplied to other language service providers is acceptable - as long as the clearances are less than 12 months old.

Non-Disclosure

To work with us, you will need to sign a Deed of Confidentiality which forms part of your working agreement with us. On occasion, certain clients may require our contractors to sign specific agreements to undertake work - this will be coordinated on a case by case basis.

Quality Audits

You need to consent to independent quality control audits undertaken by us.

Experience

You need to demonstrate you have relevant experience working as an interpreter. To provide you with more specific opportunities, please nominate your specific sectors of choice to work in.

Proof of Identity

A copy of your photo identification – for example, a drivers licence or a passport is required to authenticate your identity.

Right to Work

It is a requirement that interpreters and translators in New Zealand have  citizenship, permanent residency or a visa status that allows them to work. This will be verified during your onboarding process.

Professional CV

To strengthen your application, we encourage you to provide a CV which includes copies of documentation supporting any professional/tertiary qualifications you may have or professional development you have undertaken.

Interpreters located in New Zealand
Interpreters located overseas
Located outside Australia and New Zealand

In order to qualify for registration, you need to demonstrate that you possess appropriate interpreting certifications from your region. For example, if you’re based in the US, you would need to provide validation of your interpreting credentials from a certified language testing accreditation body or government statutory body.

You will need to have a minimum of 3+ years of professional interpreting experience.

You must consent to be engaged as a contract interpreter by agreement, which includes applicable jurisdictional laws based on your residency and compliance with our Code of Ethics and Policies.

Nature of Relationship

We engage interpreters and translators as freelancers unless negotiated differently.

You will need to provide your current taxation status for the purposes of payment of services.

Security Clearances

You need to provide a current national security clearance. Documentation you have previously supplied to other language service providers is acceptable - as long as the clearances are less than 12 months old.

Non-Disclosure

To work with us, you will need to sign a Deed of Confidentiality which forms part of your working agreement with us. On occasion, certain clients may require our contractors to sign specific agreements to undertake work - this will be coordinated on a case by case basis.

Quality Audits

You need to consent to independent quality control measures undertaken by us.

Experience

You need to demonstrate you have relevant experience working as an interpreter. To provide you with more specific opportunities, please nominate your specific sectors of choice to work in.

Proof of Identity

A copy of your photo identification – for example, a drivers licence or a passport is required to authenticate your identity.

Professional CV

To strengthen your application, we encourage you to provide a CV which includes copies of documentation supporting any professional/tertiary qualifications you may have or professional development you have undertaken.

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