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.

Apply for Certification

To apply for certification, you need to open an account in our customer portal, myNAATI. You can make your application from myNAATI. 

There are four pathways to become eligible to sit a Certified Provisional Interpreter (Auslan & English) test.

Details can be found in the Certification System Overview

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:

  • 10 - 14 February 2020
  • 17 - 21 August 2020

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 or cancel test dates.

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

NAATI must have assessed your application as 'eligible for testing' before you can select and pay for a test session through the myNAATI portal. You can enrol in a test session up to 5 weeks before the test. Click here to learn more about how certification tests are scheduled.