CABS can be somewhat unintuitive to use so we’ve prepared a quick howto guide to help people who are new to the system.


Please call 9269 8308 if you experience any trouble logging into the system. 


Once you have logged into the system, you will be able to select from a series of options on the left of the screen.

View Your BookingsThis allows you to see which jobs you have been booked in for

Tender for bookingsThis allows you to submit an expression of interest for a job

My DetailsThis allows you to update your details and availability

Searching the website:

It is best to think of CABS as a database. You can sort the information in it in various ways, which can be useful if there are a lot of bookings which you would like to tender for or if you would to sort the bookings you have been booked into.

Clicking on “Job Number”, “Institution”, “Campus” or “Student” will sort the information alphabetically. They have been marked with red stars.

You can also specify a date range, if you’d like to ensure that you only see jobs before or after a specific date, ie, in term 4 or only between 1 Jun 2015 and 1 July 2015 as shown.

It is also possible to search by keywords using the text boxes – you may prefer to work at NMIT, for example, and typing NMIT into the search field will show you only the bookings at NMIT. You can also search by student surname, job number, campus and so on.

You cannot search by the student’s first name.

View Your Bookings

This tab allows you to see all of your bookings, including the ones that have been cancelled.

You can click on the institute’s name to view their pay rates.

Clicking on the job number will allow you to see the booking’s details, including the location and other information about the booking.

Tender for bookings

This allows you to submit an expression of interest for a job and also see which jobs are open for tender.

In order to tender for a booking, you must select it.

After that, you need to click on “tender”. An email is then sent through to the CABS office, who process your tenders.

You can also select bookings and click “refuse”, which means that your name will not come up as an interpreter who is available to be contacted about these bookings. This can be useful if you would prefer not to take certain jobs.

CABS staff will also periodically email or sms you with regard to jobs.

Sample email:

Sample sms: “CABS ID 20034 ; Hi Test R U Avail for; Client: Test Institute ; Date: 11/07/14 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ; Suburb: Melbourne”

My Details

This allows you to update your details and availability.

You can update all of your details using this page. You do not need to call the office to do this.

It is also possible to set up what is known as a “block out” time – if, for example, you will be unavailable for a certain period.

Click on “Block out times” on the “My Details” page and then on “New Block Out Time” and enter the dates into the system. You will then need to click “save”.