Interpreting Skills for NAATI Certification Skill Set

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Interpreting is a skill that can be used to help people across many community and service industries

Are you, or will you be, in an interpreting or language-related role in the workplace or community? If so then this course will help you meet two of the training prerequisite requirements of the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) Certified Provisional Interpreter test. You will be given guidance in interpreting techniques.

Please note, you must meet English proficiency requirements to enrol, refer to the requirements below for further information.


  • PSPTIS001 Apply codes and standards to ethical practice
  • PSPTIS002 Build glossaries for translating and interpreting assignments
  • PSPTIS003 Prepare to translate and interpret
  • PSPTIS042 Manage discourses in general settings

Please note: Successful completion of this skill set meets the minimum prerequisite training requirements set by NAATI for the Certified Provisional Interpreter test and is designed to prepare candidates for the NAATI test by providing information and training in interpreting techniques; it does not aim to produce fully trained interpreters.

This skill set is intended for aspiring interpreters.
You'll be required to demonstrate that you meet the English language prerequisites prior to enrolment either by providing:

  • evidence of completion of a tertiary qualification (degree or higher) where the language of instruction was English or
  • English proficiency comparable or greater than NAATI's requirements(opens in a new tab)

or by using any of the tests listed below:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test - General
  • Occupational English Test (OET)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language - Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) - Academic
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Test
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR) English Test

The necessary score for each test can be found on NAATI's website(opens in a new tab) .

This skill set will next be offered in 2021.


These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.

  • Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
  • Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester.
  • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible. 
  • For secondary school aged persons (in 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2021 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
  • Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
  • Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
  • The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
  • VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
  • Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

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Semester 1, 2021

Duration 10 Weeks
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Perth
How On Campus Term 2

Semester 2, 2021

Duration 10 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Perth
How On Campus Term 3

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