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What is a NAATI Accredited Interpreter?

A NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) accredited interpreter is an individual who has passed the NAATI accreditation exam and has been recognized by NAATI as having the necessary skills and knowledge to interpret accurately and effectively in a professional setting. NAATI accreditation is recognized by the Australian government as the standard for language professionals in the country.

To become a NAATI accredited interpreter, an individual must pass the NAATI accreditation exam, which is designed to evaluate the individual's proficiency in a specific language and their ability to interpret effectively. The exam assesses an individual's interpreting skills, as well as their understanding of the culture and customs of the country where the language is spoken.

NAATI offers different levels of accreditation for interpreters, including professional interpreter and paraprofessional interpreter. The professional interpreter accreditation is for those who interpret in high-stakes situations such as court or medical settings, while the paraprofessional interpreter accreditation is for those who interpret in less complex settings such as community services.

Having a NAATI accreditation demonstrates that an interpreter has met a high standard of proficiency in their language and interpreting skills and is considered by the Australian government as well as many employers as a benchmark of excellence in interpreting.

Updated on: 11/02/2023

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