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Who we are

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.

NAATI is a not for profit company that is jointly owned by the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments. We are governed by a Board of Directors, who are appointed by the owners.

Our vision

NAATI's vision is for a connected community without language barriers. 

Our mission statement

Our mission, as defined in the Constitution approved by the Member Governments, is to set and maintain high national standards for the translating and interpreting sector to enable the existence of a supply of appropriately credentialed translating and interpreting professionals, responsive to the changing needs and demography of Australia's culturally and linguistically diverse society.

Achieving this mission will maximise people's ability to engage and participate in Australian society. 

Our Operations

NAATI services are available through any of our offices located across Australia.

Company profile - a short factsheet about NAATI and our structure.

To learn more about what we do click here. Members of the Deaf community can watch this short introduction to NAATI in Auslan.