Professional Year Program
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.

WHAT IS A NAATI APPROVED COURSE?

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.

BENEFITS OF STUDYING NAATI -APPROVED COURSES

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.

HOW IT HELPS IN MIGRATION?

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.

WHICH VISA TYPE IS REQUIRED FOR NAATI?

Student visa, visa 485, visa 457, or any other visas that allow a minimum 6 months stay in Australia and have study rights.

COURSE DURATION

30 weeks training

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

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 inquiry@pyaustralia.com.au for more details.

COURSES AVAILABLE BY PROVIDERS

  • Diploma of Interpreting
  • Advanced Diploma of Translating
  • Courses are available in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

Click here for the latest list of NAATI approved courses

WHAT IS THE END DATE THAT STUDENTS CAN CLAIM 5 IMMIGRATION POINTS WITHOUT COMPLETING THE NAATI PUBLIC TEST?

It is expected that the new certification system will be implemented in Jan 2018. Enroll before 30th June 2017 to enjoy the benefit of NAATI approved course with internal exam.

In term of the new reform, NAATI is going to make changes on the certification system and the test format; therefore, students will be required to complete a qualification before applying for a public test.

WAYS TO GET NAATI ACCREDITATION:

  • 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.

HOW DO I GET ACCREDITATION THROUGH AN APPROVED COURSE?

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 organizations, a valid description of the position that demonstrate the involvement of candidate in the translating and/or interpreting work.

For information on NAATI, Migration and the language accreditation pathways, Enquire now at info@pyaustralia.com.au or call (03) 9900 7222 | 0469 730 754.

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