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26 Aug 2020

Incentivising Interpreter Engagement in General Practice

Effective communication in health care is critical and interpreters can play a key role, particularly in language discordant consultations, where a patient and a clinician do not share the same language.    Despite the government-funded Free Interpreting Service (FIS)—which makes interpreters available in private specialist consultations, including general practice, at no cost to eligible patients—the level...

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19 Aug 2020

Supporting Indigenous Language Interpreters to Achieve NAATI Certification

August was a big month for Indigenous languages in Australia. Firstly, the third National Indigenous Languages Report (NILR) was released, which includes the findings of the National Indigenous Languages Survey, the most comprehensive analysis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language use in Australia. Soon after, the Federal Government announced the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap which...

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12 Aug 2020

Welcome to the NAATI Journal

Welcome to a big step for NAATI, as we publish the first post of our new blog.  “Why?” I hear you ask, “Isn’t there enough information on your website without adding more?”  Of course, we have a lot of information and advice on our website, but we wanted to provide a more informal way to connect...

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12 Aug 2020

Information for Candidates | August 2020

COVID-19 Information for Candidates NAATI has been conducting in-person Certified Provisional Interpreter (CPI) and Certified Interpreter (CI) testing in all states except Victoria since early July. 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 language candidates. Online testing in Melbourne will be...

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11 Aug 2020

New Perth Office!

The new Perth office is conveniently located at 49 Oxford Close in West Leederville, 230m from the Leederville train station on the Joondalup line (and across the road from our old office location). Offering 311 square metres of space and five dedicated test rooms, the Perth office is only the second NAATI dedicated test venue...

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05 Aug 2020

NILR Highlights Importance of Translators & Interpreters

NAATI welcomes the release of the third National Indigenous Languages Report The report emphasises the value of Indigenous language translators and interpreters in keeping languages strong and facilitating equitable service delivery.  These reports continue to provide invaluable information about the state of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in Australia, and the work that is underway to maintain or...

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