What is NAATI accreditation and why do I need my documents translated by a NAATI accredited translator
Contact Language Professionals if you are looking for a translation agency that can provide you with a NAATI certified translation, performed by a translator accredited by NAATI, the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters in Australia. We are conveniently located in East Sydney/Darlinghurst and only work with NAATI accredited translators.
Why should I have my documents translated by a NAATI accredited translator?
You should have your documents translated by a NAATI accredited translator if
- you require personal documents which have been issued in a foreign country to be translated into English for submission to the Australian Government, the Department of Immigration or universities, these translations must be performed by a NAATI accredited or recognised translator.
Typical foreign-issued personal documents that require NAATI accredited translations into English are:
Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Divorce Certificates, Death Certificates, Police Clearances, Identity and Citizenship documents, University Degrees, School Diplomas, Medical Reports, Custody agreements, Wills, etc..
- All government translation and interpreting services in Australia require translators and interpreters to be NAATI-accredited whenever possible.
The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) is the accreditation body for translators and interpreters in Australia. NAATI is the only body authorised to issue accreditation for translators and interpreters who wish to work as professional language practitioners in Australia.
NAATI is not available for all languages. To find out which languages can be tested by NAATI: NAATI2014.testing
Types of Accreditation
There are various levels of accreditation, depending on the experience of the translators and how much demand there is for their particular language.
Advanced Translator (Senior) (formerly known as NAATI Level 5)
Advanced Translator (formerly known as NAATI Level 4)
Professional Translator (formerly known as NAATI Level 3)
Paraprofessional Translator (formerly known as NAATI Level 2)
Recognition (credential awarded where accreditation is not available in that language)