Aboriginal Interpreter Service
The Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS) provides registered and professional Aboriginal interpreters, employing 233 registered interpreters, 74 of whom are nationally accredited or hold a Diploma of Interpreting.
Our interpreters work across the Northern Territory and in the cross-border regions of the APY Lands in South Australia and Ngaanyatjarra Lands in Western Australia.
In 2018-19, the AIS supported communication between Aboriginal language speakers and service providers through 8872 interpreting jobs, completing a total of 33 852 interpreting hours in 36 languages.
A total of 282 training sessions were delivered by the AIS, and client Working-With-Interpreter- Training was provided to 899 participants from various Australian and Northern Territory governments and non-government organisations.
While still delivering a number of regular services like daily ABC Radio news bulletins in Yolngu Matha, Warlpiri and Kriol, AIS completed several major projects including:
- food and water safety and melioidosis advice in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Trevor
- new Banned Drinker Register guides
- 2019 federal election remote mobile polling messages
- key language translation of bowel cancer screening messages
- citrus canker response program radio advertisements.
Last updated: 22 January 2020