Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing people who use Auslan often require Auslan interpreters to communicate with people who are not deaf in a multitude of domains.
Auslan interpreters are credentialed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) after passing the Auslan/English Interpreting exam. Pathways include the Diploma of Auslan (Melbourne Polytechnic), the Diploma of Interpreting (RMIT University) and the Advanced Diploma of Interpreting (Macquarie University).
As a part of this project, a specialist emergency interpreting/translating curriculum was established in partnership with Monash University. .
A list of Auslan interpreter booking agencies is available below for emergency services to book an Auslan interpreter for media briefings and evacuation centres during emergencies.