The New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) subsidises test preparation workshops for interpreters preparing to sit a Certified Provisional Interpreter (CPI) or Certified Interpreter (CI) test. These are run by NZSTI, and anyone holding an Entitlement Note from MBIE can attend for free.
If you meet the below criteria please register via the links below.
- Your Entitlement Note specifies MBIE is providing you with financial assistance to obtain the NAATI CPI or CI credentials
- NAATI has confirmed you are eligible to sit the CPI or CI test
- You have a My NZSTI account AND have uploaded your Entitlement Note to your account AND entered your NAATI Application reference number (e.g. APP1234)
- Do not enrol for these workshops while you are still doing your tertiary training course.
Please refer to NZSTI’s FAQ page for further information.
CPI Test Preparation Workshops
Each workshop consists of two half-day (four hour) sessions and will prepare you for what to expect when you take the CPI test. Each session will cover the following:
- Information about CPI testing, such as format, topics and demonstrations.
- CPI marking and expectations of performance
- Managing interaction
- Practice interpreting role-plays and feedback
You must attend both sessions for the workshop you book.
Upcoming workshop dates
CI Test Preparation Workshops
Each workshop is split into three half-day sessions of four hours each plus a final two-hour session. Each session covers the following:
This workshop will cover the required skills for sight translation as well as its main elements and challenges. Participants will learn techniques and strategies used in this mode. There will be practical exercises and participants will be able to practice sight translation. The NAATI test sight translation task will be covered in detail as will performance expectations.
This workshop will cover some of the theory underpinning chuchotage and basic simultaneous interpreting techniques. Participants will learn about chuchotage in community settings as well as the challenges and strategies for this mode of interpreting. There will be practical exercises and participants will be able to practice chuchotage. The NAATI test chuchotage task will be covered in detail as will performance expectations.
This workshop will cover consecutive interpreting, particularly note taking as it is used in community interpreting. Participants will learn about the principles of effective notetaking, as well as note-taking strategies to support retention. There will be practical exercises and participants will be able to practice notetaking. The NAATI test consecutive monologue task will be covered in detail as will performance expectations.
CI Test Preparation
This is a short 2 hour session to discuss the NAATI CI test as a whole, and the dialogue tasks in particular.
You must attend all four sessions for the workshop you book.
Upcoming workshop dates
- 20, 21, 23 & 25 June
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