NAATI’s Certified Provisional Auslan Interpreter Test is an objective assessment of the skills and competencies needed to practice as an interpreter in Australia.

What Will The Test Ask Me To Do?

The Certified Provisional Auslan Interpreter Test involves three tasks:

  • Two simultaneous interpreting face-to-face dialogues
  • One simultaneous interpreting monologue into Auslan

Each dialogue task is delivered as a live role-play. There will be two Role-Players, one speaking English and one signing Auslan. You will be required to interpret primarily in simultaneous mode for each of the Role-Players. Each dialogue task will last up to 10 minutes and will be set in a different domain.

The monologue task is delivered as a video recording approximately 3 minutes in length.

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

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

Sample Test Materials

NAATI has developed a sample monologue task to help you prepare for your test.

  • Audio: Simultaneous monologue recording (English into Auslan)

Note: For the NAATI test the English into Auslan monologue is provided as a video recording. The video includes task instructions, the interpreting brief and the monologue task.

These materials are ©National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (2019) and cannot be reproduced without the written permission of NAATI.


To apply for certification, you need to register your email in our customer portal, myNAATI. After you have registered, you can make your application from the myNAATI portal.