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Certified Provisional Interpreter (Auslan & English)

NAATI’s Certified Provisional 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 Provisional Interpreter (Auslan & English) test. Click here to work out a certification pathway.

For Auslan, the Certified Provisional 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.

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 Provisional Interpreter (Auslan & English) tests between the following dates:

  • 11 - 15 February 2019
  • 24 - 28 June 2019 
  • 2 - 6 September 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.