NAATI – National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters


The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd is the national standards and accreditation body for translators and interpreters in Australia. It is the only agency that issues accreditations for practitioners who wish to work in this profession in Australia.
The primary purpose is to strengthen inclusion and participation in Australian society by assisting in meeting its diverse and changing communication needs and expectations, through:
Setting, maintaining and promoting high national standards in translating and interpreting, and Implementing a national quality-assurance system for credentialing practitioners who meet those standards.
NAATI credentialing provides quality assurance to the clients of translators and interpreters and gives credibility to agencies that employ practitioners who
are credentialed appropriately.
The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (trading as NAATI) is incorporated in Australia under the Corporations Act 2001. The company is owned jointly by the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments and is governed by a board of directors, who are appointed by the owners. Our main business activities are providing accreditation and other credentialing services for translators and interpreters and related activities. Our services are available through offices in every State and Territory of Australia and in New Zealand. The National Office is in Canberra.


NAATI accreditation is the only credential officially


accreditation may be obtained in three (3) ways:
1. by passing a NAATI test; or
2. by successfully completing a course of studies at an Australian institution approved by NAATI; or
3. by providing evidence of specialised qualifications in translating and/or interpreting obtained from a recognised training institution outside Australia
Contact the association for information on membership costs.

Contact Information

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters
NAATI National Office
17A 2 King Street
Deakin ACT 2600
Ph:+61 2 6260 3035
Fax:+61 2 6260 3036

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