Following on from our blog about Number Four, we are dispelling myths that the number is unlucky in China!

Today, we would like to tell some more stories about Number 4 in Australia:

The Top four Universities in Australia

According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the top four universities in Australia are:

1 University of Melbourne, ranked 33rd in the world

2 Australian National University, ranked 47th in the world

3 University of Sydney, ranked 60th in the world

4 University of Queensland, also ranked 60th

Australia’s four most expensive schools

1.Geelong Grammar School, annual school fee: AU$35,721

2.SCEGGS Darlinghurst, school fee AU$34,000

3. The Scots College, school fee AU$33,098

4.Sydney Grammar School, school fee AU$31,419

Melbourne’s four seasons

Melbourne’s four seasons are very distinctive. Some would say that Melbourne has four seasons in a day, but it is wonderful to experience what each season has to offer.

Melbourne’s four-sided CBD

Melbourne’s CBD is designed as a four sided square – known as the Hoddle Grid. This is not often seen around the world. You will not lose your way around the Melbourne CBD.

Within all the streets, Queen Street is a street known for many things, including the following four historic sites,

1 Queen Victoria Market

2 Former Bank of New South Wales

3 Former ES&A (English, Scottish & Australian Bank)

4  National Trustees Executors & Agency Co

Queen Street is the home of Chin Communications (on level 4)

On level four at 221 Queen Street, resides a language specialist company called Chin Communications. The company was established a quarter of a century ago, and is the best Chinese English language specialist in Australia. Chin Communications is dedicated in providing value-added translation and interpreting services to Australian and Chinese businesses, governments and individuals across a wide range of industries and disciplines, underpinned by our vast translation and interpreting resources and strict quality control procedures.

Chin Communications was established in Melbourne in 1992. The head office is conveniently located in the centre of Melbourne’s CBD – in Queen Street – to accommodate client visits.

Chin Communication’ translators and interpreters are all NAATI-accredited Professional level (level 3) or above. All of their translators and interpreters have received education and training from top Australian tertiary institutions, holding professional diplomas and degrees. They have gained vast knowledge about Australia’s unique historic, social, political and commercial environment and Australian culture over the past 25 years. All translation work is checked and proof-read by a second and third translator before it is finalised.

2017 marks the 25th anniversary for the company, and Chin Communications has unveiled its new website to celebrate, providing more tailored and comprehensive services to clients

John Zhou, Senior Interpreter, Chin Communications, is Level Four

Chin Communications Interpreting Coordinator, John Zhou, has recently received NAATI’s Conference Interpreter Accreditation (Level Four ) qualification. If you want to work as a translator or interpreter in Australia, you must pass the accreditation test set by NAATI – National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters. Accreditation is divided into 5 levels, including Advanced (Senior) Translator and Conference (Senior) Interpreter (Level 5), Advanced Translator and Conference Interpreter (Level 4), Professional Translator and Interpreter (Level 3) and Paraprofessional Translator and Interpreter (Level 2) and Recognised Translator and Interpreter (Level 1). Most of the translators and interpreters you see in the market are Professional translators and interpreters (Level 3). Level 3 translators and interpreters can work in a variety of industries.

John obtained his NAATI Professional Translator and Interpreter Accreditation (English into Chinese and Chinese into English) while he was still studying at Monash University for a Translation and Interpreting Degree. After completing his studies at Monash, he completed the Conference Interpreting Diploma at Shanghai International Studies University, and joined Chin Communications as a full time member responsible for the Interpreting Department. He is one of the few interpreters to receive the Conference Interpreter (Level Four) Accreditation based on Advanced Standing over the past decade. During the past four years, he has worked as the official interpreter for four Prime Ministers, including Australian Prime Ministers John Howard and Malcolm Turnbull and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Bill English.


Chin Communications can provide the following services and we specialise in long-term and meaningful partnerships with our clients (four services x 2):

  • Chinese to English and English to Chinese translations
  • Mandarin to English and English to Mandarin interpreting
  • Chinese Business Cards
  • Chinese Branding
  • Chinese Copywriting
  • Chinese Design and Layout
  • Chinese Multimedia
  • Chinese Websites and Social Media

Chin Communications focuses on the development of each team member, offering regular training sessions in language and professional development, enhancing their skills in translation and interpreting, deepening their understanding of the ethics of the industry, immersing themselves in Australian culture to become leaders in the industry.

One thought on “Australia’s “Number 4” – Part 2

  1. Number 4 sells for AUD$2.4 million to Chinese billionnaire.

    Unlucky number 4 is having a renaissance. According to news, Chinese-Australian wine collector Peter Tseng bought this number plate at the 2017 Shannons Sydney Winter Classic Auction.

    Domain reports that Mr Tseng arrived in his red Ferrari bearing the No. 2 licence plate and is a renowned number plate collector, owning the Hong Kong-registered No. 1 number plate and a personalised licence plate “ONE” registered to his 1969 Mercedes in Sydney.
    The result was more than 1 million above the expected price and worth about 2 houses in the current Sydney market!

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