Interpreter – ANZSCO 272412
- Interpreters transfer a spoken or signed language into another spoken or signed language, usually within a limited time frame in the presence of the participants requiring the translation.
- Skill Level
- Kai Whakaruruhau (Advisor) (NZ)
Skills Assessment Requirement
Unless you are exempt in very limited circumstances, you are required to have a positive Skills Assessment to apply for the visas listed above.
Skills Assessment authority for Interpreter is National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI). To have a positive skills assessment, you must meet the following criteria:
- NAATI require that applicants gain NAATI Certification through testing to obtain a positive skills assessment
- Interpreters are required to complete NAATI’s Certified Interpreter Test (the Test) to have their skills and competencies objectively assessed for practice in Australia
- The Test comprises the eight following tasks:
- Two Dialogues
- Interpreting face-to-face dialogue
- Interpreting remote dialogue
- Two Sight Translations
- Sight translation into Language Other Than English (LOTE)
- Sight translation into English
- Four Monologues
- Consecutive interpreting – monologue into LOTE
- Consecutive interpreting – monologue into English
- Simultaneous interpreting – monologue into LOTE
- Simultaneous interpreting – monologue into English
- The tasks will involve different contexts and will include at least one from the health domain and one from the legal domain
- Two Dialogues
- NAATI have also developed a practice test to assist applicants to prepare
- NAATI also requires the following for a skills assessment:
- Qualification assessed as comparable to Australian doctorate degree, Australian bachelor degree or Australian diploma or trade qualification; and
- Skilled employment within the occupation of interpreter, at a professional level that is paid and continuous for a minimum of 20 hours per week; and
- Work reference and proof of income must be provided for each skilled employment role
NAATI have further information on their website: https://www.naati.com.au/.
There is also a resource that identifies that common error types for each language to allow applicants to be aware of common mistakes. This will be useful in applicants preparing for the NAATI’s Certified Interpreter Test.
Potential Visa Pathways for Interpreter
|ANZSCO||Occupation||Skills Assessment||189||190||485||491 (State)||491 (Family)||186 (Direct)||407 (Training)||494 (regional Sponsored)||482 (TSS Short Term)|
Group: 2724 Social Professionals
- Research and study human behaviour, society and institutions from current and historical perspectives, and verbally render spoken statements, and transcribe text and recorded spoken material from one language into another.
- Assembling historical data by consulting sources of information such as historical indexes and catalogues, archives, court records, diaries, newspaper files and other materials
- Organising, authenticating, evaluating and interpreting historical, political, sociological, archaeological, anthropological and linguistic data
- Undertaking historical and cultural research into human activity, and preparing and presenting research findings
- Providing simultaneous and consecutive verbal or signed renditions of speeches into another language
- Rendering the meaning and feeling of what is said and signed into another language in the appropriate register and style in a range of settings such as courts, hospitals, schools, workplaces and conferences
- Studying original texts and transcripts of recorded spoken material to comprehend subject matter and translating them into another language
- Rendering the meaning and feeling of written material, such as literary, legal, technical and scientific texts, into another language in the appropriate register and style, so that it will read as an original piece rather than as a translation
- Skill Level
- In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
- Occupations in this Group
- 272411 Historian
- 272412 Interpreter
- 272413 Translator
- 272414 Archaeologist
- 272499 Social Professionals nec
How to calculate your points (skilled visas)
To apply for a skilled visa, you need to know how many points you can score. The minimum score to be eligible for application is 65 points. However, depending on your occupation, the competitiveness, and the states you are applying to, you might need to score more points to get an invite.
Points will be given to you based on the following:
- Educational Qualifications
- Points for Professional Year
- Points for NAATI- Credentialled Community Language
- Points for 2 Year Study
- Points for English
- Points for Regional Study
- Points for Work Experience
- Points for Specialist Educational Qualifications (STEM)
- Points for Partner
Click here to calculate your points.
Subclass 190 visa– Skilled Nominated Visa & Subclass 491 visa – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa
To apply for visa subclass 190 and visa subclass 491, you need to have a nomination from the state/territory government where you want to live and work. Each State and Territory have individual requirements that must be met in order to receive nomination. (See below)
Another difference between the 190 and 491 visa is that you can only apply for visa subclass 491 if you are living and working in regional areas in Australia, while it is not a requirement if you are applying for the 190 visa.
In summary, to be eligible for 190 visa, you need to meet the following criteria:
To check if the state/ territory government requirements for your occupation, refer to the following links
Links to requirements
|New South Wales||
|Australian Capital Territory (ACT)|
The 407 visa a short stay visa for individuals to participate in occupational training or professional development in Australia. This visa is generally valid to stay in Australia for 2 years. Please note this visa is subject to condition 8102 which forbids work apart from the training that is specified in the visa application. You are also required to maintain health insurance whilst in Australia.
To be eligible for visa 407, you need to meet the following criteria:
You can apply for subclass 494 if you have a regional employer who is willing to sponsor you. To be eligible for this visa, you must have at least 3 years of working experience in your nominated occupation and have a relevant skills assessment. With this visa, there is a requirement that you must work for the employer who is sponsoring you.
This visa provides pathway to permanent residency through the 191 visa.
The Subclass 482 visa is a Temporary Skill Shortage visa that requires a sponsorship from an Australian employer. The TSS short term stream visa allows to your live and work in Australia for up to 2 years each time you are granted this visa. You may apply for two 482 visas in the short stream onshore and subsequent ones offshore, as long as the employer is willing to sponsor you. The TSS 482 short term stream does not have a path to permanent residency throught the 186 visa.