Improved accreditation for Indigenous interpreters
The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) will receive $286,000 from the Australian Government to improve access to the national accreditation system for Indigenous interpreters.
NAATI is Australia’s only agency responsible for testing and accrediting translators and interpreters.
This funding will be used to develop appropriate testing materials in Indigenous languages where there is a demand for interpreting, focusing on languages spoken in Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland.
It will help more than 500 Indigenous interpreters in Australia, many of whom are studying to further develop their skills, to gain NAATI accreditation.
This funding is in addition to the Government’s investment of $427 million over 10 years under the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory package to improve the way governments and communities work together, including support for the Northern Territory Aboriginal Interpreter Service to recruit, train and mentor interpreters.Tweet