The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) is Australia’s national certification entity for general interpreting and translation. NAATI was established in 1977 as a universal T&I standards and credentialing body for Australia covering all languages and disciplines. The goal at the time was primarily to support post World War II European migrants in Australia.
In this webinar Michael Nemarich will discuss the history of NAATI, its major change to the credentialing system launched in 2018, its vision for the future and how it currently delivers interpreting tests in 57 languages with live role players to meet the needs of Australian society.
If you are an interpreter or translator—or you work with interpreters or translators—this webinar will help you better understand how credentialing and certification work at the highest professional levels in both national and international contexts.
After attending this webinar, the participant will be able to:
1. List and describe the benefits and challenges of a national certification system for translators and interpreters.
2. Discuss the advantages and limitations of live role-play interpreter testing, particularly for smaller-demand languages.
This webinar has been approved for 1 CCHI CE hour, 1 ATA CEP and 0.1 RID CEU*. Certificates will be issued only for viewing the live webinar. Certificate download instructions will be emailed to attendees 24 hours after the webinar has taken place.
*This webinar is completely free to attend, but please note that there is a $20 processing fee that applies only to Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) CEUs.