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Interpreter

Transfers a spoken or signed language into another spoken or signed language, usually within a limited time frame in the presence of the participants requiring the translation.


Tasks Include:


  • assembling historical data by consulting sources of information such as historical indexes and catalogues, archives, court records, diaries, newspaper files and other materials
  • organising, authenticating, evaluating and interpreting historical, political, sociological, anthropological and linguistic data
  • undertaking historical and cultural research into human activity, and preparing and presenting research findings
  • providing simultaneous and consecutive verbal or signed renditions of speeches into another language
  • rendering the meaning and feeling of what is said and signed into another language in the appropriate register and style in a range of settings such as courts, hospitals, schools, workplaces and conferences
  • studying original texts and transcripts of recorded spoken material to comprehend subject matter and translating them into another language
Job prospects for Social Professionals in Victoria

Occupations in the Social Professionals group include Historian, Interpreter, Social Professionals (other) and Translator.

Employment prospects
There are currently 3,700 Social Professionals in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

Average weekly wage
$1,336.00

Hourly earnings
$42.00

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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