NAATI Mission Statement To set and maintain high national standards in Translating and Interpreting to enable the existence of a pool of accredited translators and interpreters responsive to the changing needs and demography of the Australian culturally and linguistically diverse society.
What is NAATI? NAATI is a national standards body owned by the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments of Australia. It is a company limited by guarantee under the Commonwealth Corporations Law 2001.
NAATI is also an advisory body for the Translation and Interpreting (T & I) industry in Australia providing advice and consultancy services on T & I standards, accreditation, role and conduct of Translators and Interpreters and T & I skills in various settings.
What does NAATI do? · NAATI sets and maintains the standards of translation and interpreting at four accreditation levels. · NAATI accredits translators and interpreters who meet the specified standards. · NAATI conducts translator and interpreter accreditation tests in various cities in Australia and New Zealand. It also provides similar tests for overseas candidates who are unable to sit for the tests in any Australian city. · NAATI approves T & I courses at tertiary institutions in Australia. · NAATI assesses T & I qualifications obtained from overseas tertiary institutions. · NAATI provides advisory services relating to T & I service delivery. · NAATI provides a Directory of Accredited and Recognised Translators and Interpreters available for work.
What is NAATI Accreditation? NAATI accreditation is the only qualification officially accepted for the profession of translation and interpreting in Australia. All government Translation and Interpreting (T & I) services require translators and interpreters to be NAATI accredited whenever possible. NAATI accreditation has been instrumental in providing quality assurance to recipients of T & I services and to giving credibility to agencies that employ accredited practitioners.