NAATI Course

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.


NAATI approved courses of diploma level or higher are basically the tertiary translation and interpreting qualifications that are provided by NATTI accredited VET and Higher Education institutions.


Students who meet all the requirements or criteria and complete a NAATI approved course successfully can get NAATI accreditation without the need to pass a NAATI accreditation test.

Graduates who are recommended on the successful completion of NAATI approved course can apply directly to NAATI to get their accreditation.


Completing NAATI accreditation as a translator or interpreter at the Paraprofessional level or above allows individuals to claim Credentialed Community Language (formally known as CCL) points, which may be used towards a points-based migration visa.

  • 24 (twenty-four) weeks
  • Must be 18 years old or above
  • Students are required to undertake entry examination by NAATI recognised institutions OR submit copies of your documents such as visa, IELTS/ PTE, Australian qualifications, and health insurance. Contact us at for more details.
  • Diploma of Interpreting
  • Advanced Diploma of Translating

Courses are available in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

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  • Applying for a NAATI accreditation test
  • Providing evidence of a tertiary qualification in translation and/or interpreting obtained from an educational institution overseas
  • Providing evidence of advanced standing or international professional memberships
  • Completing a course in translation and/or interpreting at an Australian institution approved by NAATI

Once you successfully complete any NAATI approved course from NAATI accredited institution, that institute can directly recommend you for NAATI accreditation.

To be recommended you must:

  • Graduate 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 NAATI. Individuals 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 application. Approximate time to assess your application can take up to 6 weeks.

NAATI-approved institutions will make it clear to students whether they are being recommended for NAATI accreditation.

Those recommended for NAATI accreditation should submit an application to NAATI for accreditation within three years after their date of completion.

Besides, the applicant must be able to provide evidence of sufficient regular and continuous work experience in the field of translating and/or interpreting. It can be in the form of reference letters from companies or organisations, a valid description of the position that demonstrate the involvement of candidate in the translating and/or interpreting work.

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Course information

Advanced Diploma of Translating (English to Chinese)
  • The PSP61012 Advanced Diploma of Translating (English to Chinese) qualification reflects the skills and knowledge required to translate special purpose texts from one language to another to convey information written using specific terminology for a specific audience. The qualification is designed for people who translate in highly specialized domains at the professional level in areas such as legal, medical, and business contexts.
  • By successfully completing the qualification, students will be well prepared for employment in a range of translation industry related roles.
Diploma of Interpreting (English and Mandarin)
  • The PSP52412 Diploma of Interpreting (English and Mandarin) qualification provides foundation skills for new entrants to the interpreting industry. The qualification reflects the skills and knowledge required by interpreters for work typically in the community and business domains, interpreting content that is broad and routine or that may be readily predicted and planned for. The qualification is designed for people who are required to interpret in general dialogue settings, with the potential to interpret in general monologue settings where the interpreter is able to physically control the discourse to assist retention and recall.
  • By successfully completing the qualification, students will be well prepared for employment in a range of interpretation industry related roles.

Course Intake Date

  • Intake 1 - March/April;
  • Intake 2 - May/June;
  • Intake 3 - July/August;
  • Intake 4 - September/October;
  • Intake 5 - November/December.
Weekday and Weekend Study Options:
  • Weekday classes which typically run during Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 9:30am to 5:30pm. Weekend classes are normally on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (9:30am to 5:30pm). Details of the timetable are subject to change.
  • Course Duration: The course duration is one semester of 23 weeks.

How can this program benefit you?

  • Gain a Nationally Recognised qualification upon successful completion of the course
  • The opportunity to choose a new career path or expand a current career path through recognised qualifications
  • By successfully completing the qualification, students will be well prepared for employment in a range of interpretation industry related role

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