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Certified Interpreter (Auslan & English)

An interpreter transfers a spoken or signed message from one language into a spoken or signed message in another language, for the purpose of communication between people who do not share the same language.

Interpreters work in certain typical domains, situations and interpreting modes, depending on the certification they hold.

NAATI’s Certified Interpreter (Auslan-English) test is an objective assessment of the skills and competencies needed to practice as an interpreter in Australia.

Learn more about the different certification types.

Apply for certification

If this is your first NAATI certification use the application form below: 
Apply for NAATI certification

If you are applying for additional certifications, you'll need to log into myNAATI to make your application.

There are four pathways to become eligible to sit a Certified Interpreter (Auslan & English) test. Click here to look at the summary document.

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.

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

  • 2 - 6 September 2019 (All states: depending on demand)

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.