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Certified Translator Test

Since January 2018, in order to ensure the fairness of examinations and to uphold the industry standards, the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (known as NAATI) has made it a rule that students who wish to obtain 5 ‘bonus’ points for their community language in immigration applications and/or want to be a translator or interpreter need to sit for the external standardised examination(s) organised by the NAATI office.

The Certified Translator test not only focuses on each candidate’s English and Chinese language abilities and translation skills, but also examines the candidate’s scope and depth of understanding about Australian society, such as its legal, medical and welfare systems. Hence, it comprehensively assesses the candidate’s knowledge and skills.

As shown on the NAATI website, the Certified Translator test involves three tasks within 3.5 hours:

  • Task Type A: Two translation tasks centring around different topics from a choice of three
  • Task Type B: One revision task of a non-specialised translation

Each translation task will assess the candidate’s translation skills and knowledge on a specific topic.

Certified Translator Test Preparation Course by Prestige Education

Prestige Education provides our top quality Certified Translator test preparation course for international students. We carry out teaching in small classes, which are directly taught by national-level translators and highly experienced community practitioners. We use the most professional teaching materials available in order to help our students become familiar with Australian society and to comprehensively enhance their language and translation skills to ensure that they receive a high pass mark.

Our teaching materials are updated on a regular basis so that our students can cope easily with the test. Our course is unlimited and therefore you can repeat it until you pass the test, which we feel is the best way we can help you to succeed. The test registration is on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis. For further questions about the Certified Translator test and our preparation course for the Certified Translator test, please contact our Course Advisor.

Please also go to the NAATI Official Website for further information about the Certified Provisional Interpreter test and different pathways to meet the test prerequisites.

Disclaimer: While Prestige Education makes every effort to ensure that its students are well-prepared for the test which is organised by NAATI, Prestige Education is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by NAATI.