What is the difference between AUSIT & NAATI?

AUSIT and NAATI are two separate organisations, although both are involved in maintaining professional standards and furthering the interests of the translation and interpreting profession.

AUSIT, the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators Incorporated, is the national professional association for interpreters and translators.

NAATI, The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters, is a national standards body owned by the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments of Australia. NAATI tests and accredits translators and interpreters in Australia and overseas. It also approves tertiary-level courses in translation and interpreting which fulfil stringent criteria.

AUSIT and NAATI work together to set, maintain and monitor standards in the translation and interpreting profession in Australia. AUSIT recognizes NAATI accreditation as the minimum basic qualification for practising as a professional translator or interpreter in Australia. NAATI endorses and promotes the AUSIT Code of Ethics for interpreters and translators. For more information on NAATI, see www.naati.com.au.