The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (known as NAATI) is the national standards and accreditation body for translators and interpreters in Australia. NAATI’s mission, as outlined in the NAATI Constitution, is to set and maintain high national standards in translating and interpreting to enable the existence of a pool of accredited translators and interpreters responsive to the changing needs and demography of the Australian community. The core focus of the company is issuing certification for practitioners who wish to work as translators and interpreters in Australia.
Under NAATI’s current system, there are 5 different types of Interpreting credentials. These are listed in the table below.
|Conference Interpreter (Senior)||5||This is the highest level of NAATI interpreting accreditation. It reflects a level of excellence in conference interpreting, recognised through demonstrated extensive experience and international leadership. It encompasses and builds on the competencies of Conference Interpreter accreditation.|
|Conference Interpreter||4||This represents the level of competence required to handle complex, technical and sophisticated interpreting, in both consecutive and simultaneous modes, in line with recognised international practice. Conference interpreters operate in diverse situations including at conferences, high-level negotiations, court proceedings or may choose to specialise in a particular area(s).|
|Professional Interpreter||3||This represents the minimum level of competence for professional interpreting and is the minimum level recommended by NAATI for work in most settings including banking, law, health, social and community services. Professional Interpreters are capable of interpreting across a wide range of semi-specialised situations and are capable of using the consecutive mode to interpret speeches or presentations.|
|Paraprofessional Interpreter||2||This represents a level of competence in interpreting for the purpose of general conversations. Paraprofessional Interpreters generally undertake the interpretation of non-specialist dialogues. Practitioners at this level are encouraged to obtain Professional level accreditation if available.|
|Recognised Interpreter||–||This credential is an acknowledgement that at the time of the award the applicant has had recent and regular work experience as an interpreter, but no level of proficiency is specified. Recognised interpreters are encouraged to obtain accreditation as it becomes available.|
Where to find a NAATI interpreter? We offer NAATI interpreter services across Australia in most languages that are certified by Naati. Call us or request a quote today.
Some of the languages that may be available include Arabic, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bavarian, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese (Chinese), Czech (Slavic), Danish / Dansk, Dutch / Nederlands, Farsi, Filipino, Finnish, French, Gaelic, Georgian, German / Deutsch, Greek, Guaraginga, Hebrew, Hindi, Hittite, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Latvian Lithuanian (Baltic), Macedonian (Slavic), Maltese, Mandarin (Chinese), Norwegian, Pashto, Polish / Polski (Slavic), Portuguese, Punjabi,Romanian, Russian, Saami, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Sundanese, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tajik, Tamil, Thai, Tongan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese and Yiddish.
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