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