Roles and responsibilities
- translate communications between two parties
- provide simultaneous or consecutive interpretations of conversations or speeches
- orally translate written texts.
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.