Indigenous Interpreting Project (IIP)

Since 2012 NAATI has been working with the Australian Government and the Northern Territory Aboriginal Interpreter Service (NTAIS) to increase the number of certified Indigenous language interpreters.

From 2015 to 2017 NAATI has been funded by the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (PM&C) through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS)  to continue this important work in South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland. (More information here

NAATI works collaboratively with a range of organisations to deliver the IIP including the Aboriginal Interpreting WA (AIWA), NTAIS, the Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre (WMPALC), TafeSA and others.

If you speak an Indigenous language and would like to register your interest in becoming an Indigenous interpreter or would like more information about the work of Indigenous interpreters please contact our IIP project team at info@naati.com.au or check out the links below.

Click here to read our IIP Detailed Project Overview.

The NAATI Indigenous Interpreting Project (IIP) has three objectives:

  • To increase the number of certified Indigenous interpreters and examiners
  • To increase the range of Indigenous languages for which there are accredited Indigenous interpreters
  • To increase the accessibility of interpreting resources for Indigenous interpreters and organisations

Our current project work includes:

  • Maintaining current and developing new language test materials
  • Convening test training workshops for Indigenous language speakers
  • Conducting NAATI interpreter tests
  • Supporting the development of online training resources for Indigenous language interpreters
  • Convening examiner workshops for Indigenous language examiner panels