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Training

The NAATI certification system has been designed to ensure that individuals complete training or a qualification before they can sit a certification test.

Qualification requirements are benchmarked against the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Training requirements differ depending on what type of NAATI credential you are applying for.

Click here to explore training requirements (by credential type).

NAATI Endorsed Qualifications are tertiary translation and interpreting qualifications (diploma-level or higher) conducted by individual VET and Higher Education institutions that are acknowledged by NAATI as teaching and assessing the skills and knowledge required by the profession.

If you successfully complete a NAATI Endorsed Qualification, you will be able to apply directly to NAATI to sit a certification test without satisfying any other prerequisites.

If you are not going to complete a NAATI Endorsed Qualification, you will have to satisfy other prerequisites depending on the eligibility pathway you choose. 

Click here for the complete list of current NAATI Endorsed Qualifications.  

Please direct your enquiries regarding a particular course or program to the University or institution directly.

NAATI Endorsed Qualifications are tertiary translation and interpreting qualifications (diploma-level or higher) conducted by individual VET and Higher Education institutions that are acknowledged by NAATI as teaching and assessing the skills and knowledge required by the profession.

If you have completed a translating or interpreting qualification at a tertiary education institution, for example a university, TAFE or VET institution, but it has not been included in the list of NAATI Endorsed qualifications, it is a Non endorsed qualification.

Non Endorsed Qualifications in translation or interpreting may be used as evidence of training and submitted with your application for certification.

You will need to include additional information about each relevant unit completed, such as your transcript, and provide evidence of English proficiency.

You are also required to meet the standards set by NAATI for ethical competency and intercultural competency. In most cases you will be asked to pass an additional screening test before you can be invited to sit the certification test.

This online short course has been developed by TAFE SA and RMIT University for people wanting to gain a qualification for their interpreting skills. Students will complete four units which will cover:

  • Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments (PSPTIS002)
  • Prepare to translate and interpret (PSPTIS003)
  • Apply codes and standards to ethical practice (PSPTIS001)
  • Manage discourses in general settings (PSPTIS042) 

If you successfully complete this 10 week course, you will have met all of the prerequisites necessary to sit a NAATI Certified Provisional Interpreter test or apply for Recognised Practising Interpreter.

Course sessions will include live (synchronous) sessions as well as online moderated forums and other online activities and assessment. All activities will be very practical and students will be assessed through role-plays and forum discussions, as well as practical activities.

Students who are located in Melbourne or Adelaide also have the option of attending these courses face-to-face rather than online.  

Course dates, costs, & languages offered 

The course costs are:

  • Full Course (Interpreting only - online): $1375.00
  • Full Course (Translation and Interpreting - online): $1805.00
  • Part Course (for NAATI certified translators wishing to become interpreters): $675.00

Courses are run three times a year and each course intake will enrol the following languages:

  

May 2019 - (intake 2)

September 2019 - (intake 3)

Course dates

27 May - 9 Aug 2019

2 Sept - 15 Nov 2019

EOI closing dates

29 March 2019

5 July 2019

Languages offered

Croatian, Dari, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Sinhalese, Urdu and other rare or high-demand languages

TBC

 

What are my next steps? 

Complete the Expression of Interest form to indicate your interest in the course, your language, or to ask questions. 

Expressions of interest received will be allocated to the next course offered for that language. Information you provide using this form will be shared with TAFE SA and RMIT University. For more information, please consult our privacy policy

Expression of Interest form

You will be assigned to either TAFE SA or RMIT University to complete the course based on your language certification requirements.

Full details of this course are available on the TAFE SA website. The development of this course was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services (DSS) and NAATI.

This online short course has been developed by TAFE SA and  RMIT  University for people wanting to gain a qualification for their translating skills. Students will complete four units which will cover:

  • Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments (PSPTIS002) 
  • Prepare to translate and interpret (PSPTIS003) 
  • Apply codes and standards to ethical practice (PSPTIS001) 
  • Read and analyse special purpose English texts to be translated (PSPTIS064)

If you successfully complete this course, you will have met all of the prerequisites necessary to sit a NAATI Certified Translator test or apply for Recognised Practising Translator.

Course sessions will include live (synchronous) sessions as well as online moderated forums and other online activities and assessment. All activities will be very practical and students will be assessed through role-plays and forum discussions, as well as practical activities.

Students who are located in Melbourne or Adelaide also have the option of attending these courses face-to-face rather than online.  

Course dates, costs, & languages offered 

The course costs are:

  • Full Course (Translating only - online): $1510.00
  • Full Course (Translation and Interpreting - online): $1805.00
  • Part Course (for NAATI certified interpreters wishing to become translators): $810.75

Courses are run three times a year and each course intake will enrol the following languages:

 

Intake 2

Intake 3

Course Dates

27 May to

9 August 2019

2 September to

15 November 2019

EOI Closing Dates

29 March 2019

5 July 2019

Languages Offered

Croatian, Dari, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Sinhalese and other rare or high-demand languages

TBC

 

What are my next steps?

Complete the Expression of Interest form to indicate your interest in the course, your language, or to ask questions.  

Expressions of interest received will be allocated to the next course offered for that language. Information you provide using this form will be shared with TAFE SA and RMIT University. For more information, please consult our privacy policy

Expression of Interest form

You will be assigned to either TAFE SA or RMIT University to complete the course based on your language certification requirements.

Full details of this course are available on the TAFE SA website. The development of this course was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services (DSS) and NAATI.

You will need to attach evidence of your completed training to your application form. You cannot submit an application to NAATI without this evidence.

  • For NAATI Endorsed Qualifications:you will need to attach a copy of your official qualification transcript.
  • For Non-Endorsed Qualifications: you will need to attach a copy of your official qualification transcript (in English) +descriptions of each relevant unit completed (in English).
  • For AQF Units completed at a VET institution:you will need to attach a copy of your statement of attainment.
  • For AQF Units completed at a Higher Education institution:you will need to attach a copy of your transcript/statement of attainment. NAATI may ask you to also provide a copies of unit descriptions.

More information about attachment file formats can be found here.

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Still have questions or are unsure? Email info@naati.com.au.