New standards and certification requirements

As part of the Language Assistance Services Programme a new standards and certification framework for language practitioners working across the public sector, the NAATI framework, will come into effect from 2024.

NAATI website(external link)

From 2024 NAATI certification will be a prerequisite for working as community language interpreters in the public sector. NAATI will not apply to Te Reo Māori or New Zealand Sign Language.

Last updated: 03 February 2021