This page contains information about the Certified Specialist Health Interpreter Interpreting Test in Auslan. It is the second part of the Certified Specialist Health Interpreter Test (CSHI).

For more information about the Certified Specialist Health Interpreter Test in spoken languages, click here.

You must pass the Knowledge Test to be eligible to sit the Interpreting Test.


What Will The Test Ask Me To Do?

The Auslan Interpreting Test is composed of four interpreting tasks.

  • One simultaneous interpreting – monologue into Auslan task 
  • One simultaneous interpreting – monologue into English task 
  • One simultaneous interpreting – monolingual exchange into Auslan task
  • One simultaneous interpreting – mental health monologue into English task 

Interpreting tasks will cover different sub-domains within health and at least one task will relate to mental health.


How Should I Prepare?

CSHIs have advanced research skills that enable them to perform in complex and specialised interpreting situations. The ability to prepare for assignments in advance and to use appropriate available resources is one of the skills the CSHI test assesses. 

Briefs for each monologue task will be sent out one week before the test date to help you prepare for your test. For the simultaneous monologue into Auslan task, a Patient Summary Sheet will be sent out 24 hours before the test.


What Do I Need to Know Before I Sit My Test?

Make sure you read and understand the following information before you sit your test: