So, did I pass NAATI, am I accredited now?
Thread poster: Dylan Jan Hartmann

Dylan Jan Hartmann  Identity Verified
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Sep 7, 2017

Well, 8 weeks have passed since I took my NAATI exam for Professional Translator: Thai-English.

I've been uncertain about my performance since time ran out during the exam and I put my pen down.

Today I logged into NAATI Online and the 'Purchase Products' page shows this under NAATI Certificates:

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So, does that mean that I've passed?!icon_biggrin.gif

Nothing in the mail yet, thanks for the anxiety Australia Post!

I'm waiting to pop this bottle of champagne!!!


 

Dylan Jan Hartmann  Identity Verified
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Stamp too! Sep 7, 2017

It looks like I can order a stamp too!!icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gifScreen_Shot_2017_09_06_at_11_09_06_am.png

[Edited at 2017-09-07 04:42 GMT]


 

Auckland Translations Ltd
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Yes, you passed! Sep 7, 2017

Hi, DJHartmann

You can pop your bottle of champagne, I am sure. Congratulations!! My naatti online page (I was accredited a few years ago) has similar information to the screenshot you posted.

It is just that online update is quicker than NAATI officers letters (or it might be in the post already). You might want to give them a call to remove any doubt you might still have.

Jimmy Deng

DJHartmann wrote:
I'm waiting to pop this bottle of champagne!!!


 

Dylan Jan Hartmann  Identity Verified
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"We're not able to give results over the phone" Sep 7, 2017

Auckland Translations Ltd wrote:

You might want to give them a call to remove any doubt you might still have.



She wasn't able to tell me anything, but finished the conversation saying "the website is very informative isn't it!"

hahaha!


 

DZiW
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Congratulations, DJ! Sep 7, 2017

Ain't... Oops! Don't they really care about their winners 'properly'?

By the way, what was the purpose--for accreditation, for self-esteem, for dedicated clients or something--and what about your price policy now--any compensation?

Cheers


 

Dylan Jan Hartmann  Identity Verified
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Work Sep 7, 2017

DZiW wrote:

By the way, what was the purpose--for accreditation, for self-esteem, for dedicated clients or something--and what about your price policy now--any compensation?

Cheers


Self-esteem? That'd be funny to pay hundreds of dollars just for a bit of self-esteem and risk being one of the 90% who fail this accreditation exam!

In Australia, the only way to translate for any client, anyone, any agencies, or the government is to have NAATI accreditation.

Price-wise, those with NAATI accreditation charge more than 3x my highest rate.


 

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Congratulations Sep 7, 2017

This where you start coughing up more money to NAATI. You will have the pleasure of ordering a stamp every three years.

 

Dylan Jan Hartmann  Identity Verified
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Tax write-off Sep 7, 2017

QUOI wrote:

This where you start coughing up more money to NAATI. You will have the pleasure of ordering a stamp every three years.


Haha well, at least I now have things to claim on my tax-return other than internet bills and paper.

The professional development for re-certification also looks promising.


 

Dylan Jan Hartmann  Identity Verified
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I passed :) Sep 8, 2017

I suppose those waiting on their results can use the same trick. If 8 weeks have passed, log in to NAATI online and if you can buy the certificates/stamps, it's a pretty good indication that' you've passed icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gifScreen_Shot_2017_09_08_at_2_32_30_pm.png

 

Maija Cirule  Identity Verified
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Cheers Sep 8, 2017

and congratulations! Well done.

 

Vanda Nissen  Identity Verified
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Congratulations, DJ! Sep 8, 2017

Well done!

 

Guofei_LIN  Identity Verified
Australia
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Congratulations! Sep 8, 2017

The exact same situation happened to me, that is, the online information appeared before the letter arrived.
With my language pair, there's a lot of competition, so I have not seen any price premium or any boost to my business with the NAATI accreditation. But I'm sure you will be able to charge higher price because not many native speakers of English have accreditation in a language pair that involves an Asian language, the competition wouldn't be as cut-throat as in my case. Best wishes!


 

Natasha Ziada  Identity Verified
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Congratulations Sep 8, 2017

... and thanks for the tip! I took my NAATI test 2 weeks ago, fingers crossed!

 


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