To obtain 5 additional points, you have to pass the community language test accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the para-professional level (Level 2) or higher. Proficiency can be demonstrated in either translating or interpreting.
How to apply for a test
Applicants who decide to apply for a test need to complete the Form A – Application for Accreditation by Testing which can be downloaded from the NAATI website.
There are various languages that NAATI offers a test on demand. You can apply at any time to sit a test in these languages –
Australia testing location:
Depending on demand NAATI may be able to offer testing in Australian regional locations.
Please contact the appropriate NAATI state office.
New Zealand testing location:
Testing Location Outside of Australia:
Johannesburg – South Africa Khulna – Bangladesh Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou – China
New Delhi – India Manila – Philippines Singapore – Singapore
London – England Athens – Greece Tehran – Iran
Riyadh – Saudi Arabia Dubai – UAE
Source: NAATI & DIBP
Info updated July 2016