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NAATI is the national standards and certifying authority for translators and interpreters in Australia. It is the only organisation to issue certification to practitioners who wish to work in this profession in Australia.

We aim to be a respected and recognised global leader in the provision of certification services for translators and interpreters, to provide quality services and to be responsive to the community and organisations which benefit from NAATI’s services.

NAATI certification provides quality assurance and confidence to consumers who rely on translator and interpreter services to participate effectively in our society. It also gives credibility to agencies that engage certified practitioners.

NAATI is: 

  • A quality assurance scheme
  • A peak non-government body 
  • A pioneer in the world of certifying translators and interpreters 

NAATI is not: 

  • An employer of translators and interpreters 
  • The ‘owner’ of language or settlement policy
  • A member-based institution 
  • A professional association 
  • An industrial association (union) 
  • A representative-based organisation

Finding a Translator or Interpreter

Our Online Directory provides a list of all currently certified practitioners. These are the people that can translate your documents or help with interpreting matters.

The directory can be found here: Online Directory

To search for an interpreter or translator: 

  1. In the drop-down menu, under I require a/an select what you are looking for (translator or interpreter)
  2. In the next drop-down menu, under for, select the language
  3. Click the Submit button
  4. A list of all certified practitioners will appear
  5. Clicking on the name of a certified practitioner will open a new screen with their details.

For more information, you can contact us.