NAATI Certification

NAATI Certification

Getting NAATI certification is a plus point for Australian Immigrants.

NAATI is a non-governmental organization in Australia. It is the national standard and authority responsible for certifying the translators and interpreters. NAATI is the only organization responsible for certifying translators and interpreters. To get NAATI Certification is a dream for everyone planning to work as a translator and interpreter in Australia.

The main mission of NAATI is to create a high level national standard for translating and interpreting. But it also aims to end the language barrier between the people at the community level as well as in professional environments. We can expect a community without language barriers with the help of NAATI.

Getting NAATI certification is a plus point for Australian Immigrants. You can either work as a translator or interpreter and earn your livelihood or go for the 5 PR points if you dream of getting an Australian Permanent Residency.

If your goal is to work as a translator and interpreter, you can take the NAATI Exam. But to add 5 points to your PR table, you need to go for NAATI CCL Exam. NAATI and NAATI CCL are two different exams, but both come under NAATI.

NAATI CCL exam is comparatively easier to pass than the NAATI Exam. CCL Test doesn’t require a professional ability compared to the diploma of Interpreting and Translating. So, NAATI CCL is easy to clear and prepare as compared to the NAATI Exam.

CCL Test provides you points for point-based skilled migration visa i.e., subclass 189, 190, and 489. So, as long as you are looking for those 5 PR points and not looking to work as a translator or interpreter, the Credentialed Community Language test is best for you.

The Certification System

The certification system of NAATI has been designed to evaluate the skill of an individual. It evaluates whether one can demonstrate the skills needed to work as a translator and interpreter in Australia.

Certification gives an assurance to the individual that he can work as a translator and interpreter in Australia. It is an assurance that English and a non-English speaker can interact effectively with each other.

The certification process is carried out by a NAATI personnel. One has to sit for a test, where an examiner will evaluate the performance based on various criteria. Even your answers are recorded for assessing your test according to the NAATI marking criteria.

Why get certified?

Getting certified is a must thing for anyone willing to work as a translator and interpreter. NAATI certification permits the translators and interpreters to quickly enhance or demonstrate their skills to the clients and agencies.

It is tough to work as a translator and interpreter without NAATI Certification as everyone expects the translator and interpreter to be certified.

How does the certification system work?

The certification places more emphasis on education, training, and ongoing professional development. NAATI has designed the certification design considering knowledge, skills, and attributes identified as necessary for professional practice.

How to become a translator and interpreter?

1 A:       Training
1 B:        English Proficiency
2:          Submit an application
3 A:       Ethical Competency
3 B:       Intercultural Competency
4:          Certification Test

How to apply for the NAATI Test?

  • Login to myNAATI, create an account, and register your details.
  • Upload a color photograph and ID proof (passport or driving license) for verification and submit it.
  • You will receive an Email from NAATI if your application is approved.
  • Login with your account credentials and select your test date and location (Note: location is online due to current circumstances).
  • After that, pay your test fees via credit card.
  • After payment is made, your test date will be confirmed.

As you finish the NAATI CCL Exam, the result will be sent to you via email. NAATI takes 8 to 10 weeks to publish the NAATI CCL Exam result.

Author: Samir Luintel


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