NABS employs NAATI accredited interpreters at Paraprofessional (formerly level 2) and Professional Interpreter (formerly level 3) levels and Deaf Interpreters who have either satisfied the criteria of the NABS/ASLIA DI testing process and/or have certification via a state based DI training program.
The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI) is the peak body responsible for setting and monitoring the standards for the translating and interpreting profession in Australia. It does this through its system of accreditation.
NAATI accreditation is the only credential officially accepted by employers for the profession of translation and interpreting in Australia. For more information visit the NAATI website.
NAATI accreditation is the only qualification officially accepted for the profession of translation and interpreting in Australia. All government Translation and Interpreting (T & I) services require translators and interpreters to be NAATI accredited whenever possible.
NAATI accreditation has been instrumental in providing quality assurance to recipients of T & I services and to giving credibility to agencies that employ accredited practitioners.
NABS Interpreters must submit completed job sheets on a weekly basis as part of their conditions of employment. The Job Sheet must be signed by the client - if the client refuses to sign or cannot sign the job sheet, the practice reception can sign on their behalf. All details on the job sheet must be completed - job date, job number, appointment details, duration, travel and any additional expenses.
NABS processes job sheets fortnightly and Interpreters will be paid according to level of accreditation and the agreed duration of the job. A current interpreter pay date list with cut off dates for submitting pay sheets is available in the Interpreter Resources section of the NABS website.