How to book an interpreter?

When booking an interpreter on-line you will need to provide:

  • The name of your organisation
  • The language spoken by your client. Consider the ethnicity and dialect of your client and try to match the interpreter as closely as possible
  • Your contact details
  • The non-English speakers name
  • Decide which type of interpreting assistance you require (phone or in-person)
  • Decide how long you will need the interpreter for. They can be booked in half hour blocks. You will need to consider the cost as part of you decision making process.

Activity – Book an interpreter

Follow the steps above to book an interpreter. Book a telephone interpreter through TIS or set up a face to face interview with a parent following the steps outlined above.

You will need to have your organisational client code to do this. Then access and fill the booking form.


  • Have information about your program and/or your concerns ready so that you can plan your communication with the parent
  • Consider the visuals, the learning environment and the documents you may want to show or talk about with the parent
  • Check your phone and speakers if you plan to engage an interpreter over the phone.
Last modified: Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 8:58 AM