NAATI stands for National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters and it is the accreditation body for interpreters and translators in Australia.It is a non-profit company owned jointly by Commonwealth, State and Territory governments of Australia and is governed by a Board of Directors, who are appointed by the owners. The body is responsible for setting, maintaining and promoting high professional standards for the translating and Interpreting industry with over 15,000+ practitioners, holding over 20,000 credentials in more than 170 languages and it is the only organisation to issue this certification.
This certification by NAATI, is an acknowledgement that a person has the abilities required by the translation and interpreting industry and meets their professional standards. It assesses practitioners, translators and interpreters against set standards so that English speaking and non-English speaking Australians can have smooth and effective interaction.
Testing for certification
CCL (Credentialed Community Language) Test
Community Language Aide
Assessment of skills for Migratory purposes
Each and every official translation and interpreting service in Australia requires translators and interpreters to be NAATI accredited. Moreover, any personal documentation that has been offered by a foreign country needs to be translated into English for submission to an Australian Government. These documents may include :
These translations will only be performed by a NAATI accredited or recognised translator in order to be accepted. Thus, highlighting the importance of certification.
Following are various Certifications/Accreditations depending on experience of the translators and demand for their language of expertise :
CCL Test stands for Credentialed Community Language Test and is an assessment of language abilities of an individual at the community level. This is not a professional certification and is taken by applicants looking to lodge a point based visa application. Upon successfully passing the test, the applicant is awarded with five bonus points that are also referred to as CCL points.
Marks are deducted upon making errors. These errors are marked by the examiners and thus an overall evaluation is achieved. Certain common types of errors that hinder the candidate from achieving a good score are :