Interpreters and Translators Accreditation - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this accreditation if you intend to provide interpreting and translation services.

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) accreditation is the only qualification officially accepted for the profession of interpreting and translation in Australia.

NAATI sets and maintains the standards of translation and interpreting at four accreditation levels. All government translation and interpreting services require translators and interpreters to be NAATI accredited.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Accreditation may be obtained by:

  • Passing a accreditation test;
  • Completing successfully a course of studies at an Australian institution approved by the Agency;
  • Providing evidence of specialised qualifications in translating / interpreting obtained from a recognised training institution overseas;
  • Membership of a recognised international translating and / or interpreting professional association; or
  • Providing evidence of advanced standing in translating or interpreting.

Recognition may be awarded to practitioners in languages where accreditation testing is not yet available, subject to satisfying the eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites vary according to the level of accreditation required: professional translator; paraprofessional translator; advanced translator; professional interpreter; paraprofessional interpreter; advanced interpreter / conference interpreter.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Three years.

Fees

 TypeAmount
ApplyApplication$139.00

Other resources

 Resources
Comply NAATI Fees and Charges - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

Administering agency

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd

Act(s) name

Migration Act 1958 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Migration Regulation 1994 (Australian Government)

Contact details

QLD Regional Office
National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd


Operating address:
Room 10, 2nd Floor
102 Main Street
Kangaroo Point
Queensland 4169
Mailing address:
PO BOX 8179
Woolloongabba, Queensland 4102

Phone:

1300557470

Phone:

07 33931358

Fax:

07 33930745
info@naati.com.au

National Office
National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd


Operating address:
17A 2 King Street
Deakin
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address:
PO BOX 223
Deakin West, Australian Capital Territory 2600

Phone:

02 62603035

Fax:

02 62603036
info@naati.com.au

SA Regional Office
National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd


Operating address:
8th Floor, Shell House
170 North Terrace
Adelaide
South Australia 5000
Mailing address:
PO BOX 18
Rundle Mall, South Australia 5000

Phone:

1300557470

Phone:

08 84105233

Fax:

08 84105235
info@naati.com.au

NSW Regional Office
National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd


Operating address:
Level 5
280-282 Pitt Street
Sydney
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address:
PO BOX A161
Sydney South, Western Australia 1235

Phone:

1300557470

Phone:

02 92671357

Fax:

02 92674720
info@naati.com.au

Vic Regional Office
National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd


Operating address:
Suite 14, Level 1, Lonsdale Court
600 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne
Victoria 3000

Phone:

1300557470

Phone:

03 96423301

Fax:

03 96423303
info@naati.com.au

Tas Regional Office
National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd


Operating address:
Room 2, Level 1, McDougall Building
Ellerslie Road
Battery Point
Tasmania 7004
Mailing address:
PO BOX 355
Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7005

Phone:

03 62236534

Fax:

03 62244914
info@naati.com.au

WA Regional Office
National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd


Operating address:
Level 2
50 Oxford Close
West Leederville
Western Australia 6007

Phone:

1300557470

Phone:

08 93806330

Fax:

08 93806339
info@naati.com.au

NT Testing Office
National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd


Operating address:
Ground Floor Pella House
40 Cavenagh Street
Darwin
Northern Territory 0800

Phone:

1300557470
info@naati.com.au

Supporting information

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