The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI) is the professional body responsible to set and keep track of standards for the translating and interpreting profession in Australia.
What is a NAATI Approved Course?
NAATI approved course of diploma level or higher are basically the tertiary translation and interpreting qualifications that are provided by NAATI accredited VET and Higher Education institutions.
Benefits of Studying NAATI-Approved Courses
Students who meet all the Recruitment or criteria and complete a NAATI approved course successfully can get NAATI accreditation without the need to pass NAATI accreditation tests.Graduates who are recommended on the successful completion of NAATI approved courses can apply directly to NAATI to get their accreditation.
How it helps in Migration?
Completing NAATI accreditation as a translator or interpreter at the Para-Professional level or above allows individuals to claim Credentialed Community Language (formally known as CCL) points, which may be used towards a point-based migration visa.Another alternative to Claim 5 extra CCL points towards Point-based migration visa is to appear for NAATI CCL Tests.
What is NAATI CCL Test?
NAATI Introduced a new CCL test in January 2018. This test is aimed to give 5 extra points to international students who are willing to migrate to Australia under Point-based general skilled migration visa.
Who can apply for NAATI Accreditation and CCL Tests?
Applicants of Student visa (subclass 500), Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485), Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) or any other visas that allow a minimum of 6 months stay in Australia can apply for NAATI Accreditation.
Applicants of 189 visa, 190 visa and 489 visas can apply for the NAATI CCL Test.
NAATI Approved Course Duration
30 weeks training
Entry Recruitments for NAATI Accreditation
Candidates must be 18 years old or above
Candidates are required to undertake entry examination by NAATI recognised institutions OR submit copies of documents such as visa, IELTS/PTE Score, Australian qualification and health insurance.
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NAATI Approved Courses Available by Providers
Diploma of Interpreting
Advanced Diploma of Translating
These Course are available in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.
Ways to get NAATI Accreditation
Apply for a NAATI Accreditation test. Provide evidence of a tertiary qualification in translations and/or interpreting obtained from an educational institution overseas.
Provide evidence of advanced standing or international professional memberships
Complete a course in translation and/or interpreting at an Australian institution approved by NAATI
How do I get accreditation through a NAATI approved courses?
Once you successfully complete any NAATI approved courses from NAATI accredited institution, that institute can directly recommend you for NAATI accreditation.
To be recommended, you must:
Graduates in an approved language stream and achieve the grade required for recommendation in the final practical translation or interpreting examination.
Recommendations by approved institutions are made directly to National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). Individual who have been recommended need to complete and submit an application. The 'Application for Accreditation by Australian Approved Course' (Form - B) can be downloaded from the NAATI Website.
Please note that you will be provided a unique NAATI number within 7 days after submitting your applications. Approximate time to assess your application can take up to 6 weeks.