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Certified Interpreter (Auslan & English)

NAATI’s Certified Interpreter (Auslan-English) test is a direct and objective assessment of the skills and competencies needed to practice.

Commensurate with the level of certification, interpreters work in certain typical domains, situations and interpreting modes. Click here to learn more about certification types.

Certification application form (no existing NAATI certification) 》

Additional credentials application form (existing NAATI certification) 》

There are four pathways to become eligible to sit a Certified Interpreter (Auslan & English) test. Click here to work out a certification pathway.

For Auslan, the Certified Interpreter test involves five tasks:

  • Two simultaneous interpreting face-to-face dialogues
  • One sight translation into Auslan (in the same domain as the second dialogue)
  • One simultaneous interpreting monologue into Auslan
  • One simultaneous interpreting monologue into English

There is no fixed time for the test. In most situations, testing will take around 1.5 to 2 hours from the time your test starts.

Please click here to read the rest of the test candidate information. You can also click here for a glossary of certification-specific terms. 

Prior to taking your test, it is essential that you also read and understand the following information:

Again, NAATI expects all test candidates will have read and understood the following information prior to attending their test:

NAATI will be conducting a range of Certified Interpreter (Auslan & English) tests between the following dates:

  • 11 - 15 February 2019

The list of dates above is not exhaustive. Testing may only be available in some states, depending on demand.

Further dates will be published as they become available. NAATI reserves the right to amend test dates and languages up to eight weeks before the scheduled test date.

Click here to find out about certification prerequisites, and here to apply for a certification test.

Please note that NAATI must have assessed your application as 'eligible for testing' before you can be invited to one of these test sessions. Click here to learn more about how certification tests are scheduled.

Invitations are emailed to eligible candidates 14 weeks before the scheduled test session and payment must be received with 7 days of this email. Late payments will not be accepted.