Screening Test Preparation Courses

NAATI is pleased to announce that we are now offering training for people wishing to prepare for the intercultural and ethical competency screening tests, through our self-directed courses.

These online courses have been specifically designed by NAATI to help people prepare to sit the intercultural and ethical competency screening tests.

Round three enrolments - open until 17 September 2018.

Your pathway to NAATI certification

Proving your intercultural and ethical competency is a mandatory prerequisite to access a NAATI certification test.

These prerequisites can be met by:

Pathway 1: sitting the intercultural and ethical competency screening tests or,
Pathway 2: completing a NAATI Endorsed Qualification (or an Approved Course under the pre-2018 system).
Pathway 3: completing the Interpreting or Translating Skills for NAATI Certification course, developed by TAFE SA and RMIT

The NAATI online test preparation courses are aimed at assisting people selecting pathway 1.

Each online course is intended to be self-directed with some oversight by a course tutor. Course tutors will be available to answer general questions (posted within the course) and provide assessment and activity feedback.

Although NAATI offers these online preparation courses, they are not a replacement for tertiary qualifications and it is not compulsory to complete them. Completing these courses (on their own) will not be enough to satisfy the training requirements to access certification testing.

The courses are delivered over a six-week learning period. You must complete all the activities before the learning period closes.

You can choose to do one or both courses at the same time. Each course should take about 10 – 15 hours to complete and you must complete each one within the six-week period from the start date.


Each six week period is called a round. The cost of accessing the learning platform is $308 for each round. That means that if you complete both courses in one round, the total cost is $308. If you need longer, you will have to enrol in another round.


The Totara LMS rounds for 2018 are as follows:

Course Round

Enrolments Open

Enrolments Close

Start Date

End Date

Max. no.
of places


20 Aug 2018

17 Sep 2018

3 Sep 2018

15 Oct 2018



15 Oct 2018

12 Nov 2018

29 Oct 2018

10 Dec 2018


Enrolments for each course round will close 14 days after each course starts. If you enrol after a course has started, you will not receive extra time to complete it.

What will be required to complete each course?

Each course is self-directed with some oversight by a course instructor. In order to complete the course, you need to:

  1. Go through the core content of each unit (known as a 'Module')
  2. Complete the compulsory assessment and activity tasks
  3. Pass the end of course practice exam to gain a certificate of course completion.

More information

Intercultural competency screening test
Ethical competency screening test
Course details

Published: 04/08/2018