Training and Qualifications

Whilst it is possible to obtain NAATI certification by passing a NAATI examination with minimum training hours, ASLIA believes that, where possible, individuals should undertake tertiary studies in interpreting practice. This pathway not only provides the practitioner with a qualification (n.b.  NAATI certification is a credential not a qualification), but also better equips the interpreter to undertake the complex task of language transfer.  This is because a formal course of study at a tertiary institution teaches the learner how best to undertake and manage the interpreting process.

For these reasons, ASLIA strongly recommends the completion of an interpreter training course as the most suitable pathway to obtaining NAATI certification.

Once formal training is completed and certification obtained, interpreters have an obligation to engage in on-going professional development and training.

Members of ASLIA are encouraged to continue to actively improve their skills, knowledge and professionalism through attendance at professional development workshops, seminars and regular professional experience.

All certified practitioners from 2018 are required to undertake on-going professional development and training as this is a mandatory part of retaining one’s NAATI credential.

More information can be obtained regarding NAATI Credentialling and revalidation can be found on the following links: