NAATI’s Certified Interpreter 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.
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For spoken languages, the Certified Interpreter test involves eight tasks:
- Task Type A: Consecutive Interpreting – Face-to-face dialogue
- Task Type B: Consecutive Interpreting – Remote dialogue
Four monologues (in different domains for each task and different domains than the dialogue tasks):
- Task Type C: Consecutive Interpreting – Monologue into LOTE
- Task Type D: Consecutive Interpreting – Monologue into English
- Task Type E: Simultaneous Interpreting – Monologue into LOTE
- Task Type F: Simultaneous Interpreting – Monologue into English
Two sight translations (in the same domains as Task Types A and B):
- Task Type G: Sight Translation into LOTE – related to, and immediately after, Task Type A
- Task Type H: Sight Translation into English – related to, and immediately after, Task Type B
There is no fixed time for the test. In most situations, testing will take 1.5 to 2 hours from the time your test starts.
The following video explains what will happen on the day of the test.
It is essential that you also read and understand the following information prior to attending the test:
Again, NAATI expects all test candidates will have read and understood the following information prior to attending their test:
Please note that NAATI must have assessed your application as 'eligible for testing' before you can be invited to book one of these test dates:
- 26-30 November 2018: Mandarin (VIC, NSW)
- 4-15 February 2019: Auslan (VIC)
- 22-26 April 2019: Mandarin, Spanish (VIC, NSW)
The list of dates above is not exhaustive. Further dates will be published as they become available. NAATI reserves the right to cancel test dates if there are no eligible candidates.
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