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Certified Provisional 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 Provisional 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.

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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.

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

  • 24 - 28 June 2019 (NSW, QLD, SA, VIC)
  • 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.