Australia: Training Translators


To further the work of Bible translation in our country, Bible Society Australia supports the training of local Bible translators through a Certificate of Bible Translation at Nungalinya Theological College in Darwin and ‘In Community’ Bible translation workshops.

Mother Tongue translators are vital to the success of any Bible translation project – which have the potential to transform communities, breathing new life into languages and Opening The Bible with many people. Yet, while many translators are passionate about making the Scriptures available in their heart language, they lack essential knowledge and formal training.


  • Around 25 students are set to enrol in 2023 for the Certificate II in Indigenous Translating course in three cohorts: Yolngu, Murrinhpatha and Kunwinjku
  • 9 students graduated from the Certificate II ‘First Nations’ Language Course in two language cohorts: Yolngu and Murrinhpatha
  • 11 students graduated from the Diploma of Translation course
  • 20 ipads were provided through Bible Society for the students to assist in their studies

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