The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) is the credentialing body for translators and interpreters in Australia and sets the national standards for issuance of certification. NAATI is the only body authorised to issue certification for translators and interpreters who wish to work as professional language practitioners in Australia.
NAATI is owned jointly by the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments and has a board of five directors who govern its operations. NAATI provides services through its offices which are in every State and Territory in Australia and in New Zealand, with the national office being based in Canberra.
There are various levels of certification. Translators and interpreters with NAATI certification can work in settings including banking, law, health, and social and community services.
NAATI levels are as the follows:
- Certified Advanced Translator
- Certified Translator
- Recognised Practicing Translator
- Certified Conference Interpreter
- Certified Specialist Interpreter (Health)
- Certified Specialist Interpreter (Legal)
- Certified Interpreter
- Certified Provisional Interpreter
- Recognised Practicing Interpreter