Information on NAATI certificate
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manjeet_kour  Identity Verified
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Nov 18

Hi
Can anyone provide some information about the NAATI certification of Australia. I would like to know how helpful is this certificate? How is the language assessment done? Can we use machine translation in the test? Do I need to have any specialization? What is the pattern of the test and are mock tests available online?

Your advise will be of great help to me.
Thanks,


 

Dylan Jan Hartmann  Identity Verified
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Look online www.naati.com.au Nov 18

Almost all the information you’re asking about is on the NAATI website.


Start by looking here: https://www.naati.com.au/certification/the-certification-system/

My experiences since becoming certified 2x years ago:

Instant acceptance and verification of credentials > acknowledgement of translation capability > access to high v
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Almost all the information you’re asking about is on the NAATI website.


Start by looking here: https://www.naati.com.au/certification/the-certification-system/

My experiences since becoming certified 2x years ago:

Instant acceptance and verification of credentials > acknowledgement of translation capability > access to high value jobs requiring certified & skilled translators > doubled earning capacity compared to pre-certification.
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Vanda Nissen  Identity Verified
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It depends Nov 19

Manjeet, it really depends - customers outside Australia do not care about this certificate, however if you want to get some translation jobs from Australia (mostly, public sector), then it might be a good idea to get it.

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Dylan Jan Hartmann  Identity Verified
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Certification requirements Nov 19

Vanda Nissen wrote:

Customers outside Australia do not care about this certificate


I’ve found that many of the major agencies look out for certified translators as a quality standard. NAATI is the only body that provides certification for my language pair, and this has given me a huge international advantage.


 

manjeet_kour  Identity Verified
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Is Specialization required Nov 20

The information provided by you was of some help.
Do you need to have a specialized field to get assessed by NAATI? I usually do general translation. How helpful are the Diploma courses for translation available in Australia? Do they prepare for the NAATI test?


 

Dylan Jan Hartmann  Identity Verified
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Specialisation not required Nov 20

You don’t need to be specialised to get certified.

I can’t answer regarding the diploma courses because I became accredited (certified) prior to these being a requirement.

I think requiring courses to be completed for certification was an effort to try reduce the 90% failure rate.


 

Jiaying Ma
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no need to have a specialized field Nov 21

Manjeet Hundal wrote:

The information provided by you was of some help.
Do you need to have a specialized field to get assessed by NAATI? I usually do general translation. How helpful are the Diploma courses for translation available in Australia? Do they prepare for the NAATI test?



No need to have a specialized field. The test is also general translation.
I've never studied any Diploma courses, I just took the test directly, but the requirement for sitting the NAATI test might have changed. You should read the NAATI official website thoroughly.


 

manjeet_kour  Identity Verified
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Thanks for the information Nov 24

I'm glad that I could collect so much of information through this forum!
Thanks for your time and information.


 


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