COVID-19 Update: Face-to-face Testing Resuming Nationally from April 2022

We would like to thank all our candidates and staff for their efforts over the last few months as we have dealt with the increased COVID-19 case numbers throughout the country and the disruptions this has caused to NAATI testing. We are planning to re-open our offices and resume face-to-face testing in all states as planned from the beginning of April. We don’t believe there will be any further requirements for nationwide changes, however localised changes may be implemented where the local circumstances call for them, in which case candidates affected will be notified directly. For our candidates who are unable […]

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COVID-19 Advice for Candidates Attending Face-to-face Testing

NAATI is committed to providing a safe testing environment and takes the health and safety of our candidates and staff seriously.  We anticipate that 2022, particularly in the first half of the year, will continue to have challenges with state or city-based restrictions impacting our normal business operations and our availability to deliver face-to-face testing. Please accept that NAATI is doing all it can to ensure that candidates are well informed and able to take a test in a safe, fair and timely manner. Regarding interpreting tests, NAATI prefers administering them in a face-to-face setting, however, we are also able […]

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COVID-19 Update: Online Testing Arrangements and Office Closures

As we move into the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the incredible service of translators and interpreters in providing critical health information is reinforced daily.  NAATI remains dedicated to its vision for a connected community without language barriers and ensuring we can continue to provide services to our practitioners and candidates. With the dramatic increase of COVID-19 cases since December 2021, we have made the difficult decision to (yet again) move all our staff (except those based in Perth) back into remote working arrangements from Monday, 10 January 2022. Our physical offices will be closed until at least 31 […]

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Victoria: COVID-19 Vaccinations for Interpreters

The Victorian Government has advised that interpreters that visit healthcare settings are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccines are free, safe and voluntary – the more people who are vaccinated, the greater the protection for those vaccinated and the whole community.  Vaccination clinics are available in convenient locations across Victoria. Depending on your age, you will be provided with either the AstraZeneca vaccine or the Pfizer vaccine.  If you are under 50 years of age, you can receive the Pfizer vaccine by booking at a State vaccination centre.  If you are aged 50 years and over, you can receive the AstraZeneca […]

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COVID-19 Updated Advice for Candidates

With restrictions being eased across the country, NAATI is pleased to advise that we have recommenced in person Certified Provisional Interpreter (CPI) and Certified Interpreter (CI) testing in all states except Victoria. Due to the challenges of maintaining social distancing in Certified Translator (CT) testing, we are developing an online testing platform and expect this to be available to candidates nationally from mid- September 2020. NAATI will contact eligible CT candidates once joining instructions are available. Due to travel and movement restrictions in Melbourne, NAATI has developed an online version of the CPI and CI test which is available for spoken […]

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Indigenous Translators & Interpreters During COVID19

The Importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Language Translators & Interpreters During COVID-19 Since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic and measures were taken to prevent its spread throughout Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language interpreters and translators across Australia have been working around the clock to ensure their communities are informed of the risks, rules, safety measures and progress regarding the pandemic at each stage. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, especially those in remote areas, are particularly vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19, due to the high rate of chronic disease and reduced access to health care. There […]

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Temporary Office Closures

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions and to protect the safety of our candidates, practitioners and staff, all NAATI offices are currently closed to the public. We are still operating, and you can get in touch with us at info@naati.com.au. NAATI staff will be physically returning to offices from July. […]

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COVID-19 – Updated Advice for Candidates

Effective 25 May 2020 As most people would be aware there has been significant disruptions to Australian society from COVID19 which is impacting much of the world. With restrictions now being eased across the country, NAATI is pleased to advise that we will be recommencing in person Certified Provisional Interpreter and Certified Interpreter testing from 13 July 2020. Due to the challenges of maintaining social distancing in Certified Translator testing we are unable to confirm when these will recommence, but believe we will have a satisfactory option by September 2020 for candidates. For CCL candidates, NAATI has been conducting online testing since April. […]

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Message from the Chair

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Despite easing restrictions across Australia and the globe, we are still living in challenging times.  The continuing impact of COVID-19 on our services, and our staff, has necessitated new ways of thinking about how we do business and how we continue to operate effectively in this new reality.  And, most importantly, how we support T&I professionals.  With that in mind, I am pleased to announce that the NAATI Board has agreed to some fundamental short-term changes to assist T&I practitioners.  For the period 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2021, the following changes will apply:  50 percent reduction in recertification […]

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COVID-19 – Information for Candidates

All NAATI face to face testing has been postponed until further notice. Online testing will soon be introduced for some test types, and eligible candidates will be contacted directly to change their current test session. As most people would be aware, there are increasing restrictions on businesses and travel due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), which is having severe impacts around the world. We appreciate that many of our candidates rely on our testing for their professional livelihood or migration. However, it is with great regret that we have had to suspend all face to face testing to ensure the health and […]

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