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NAATI Translator Services Brisbane

NAATI translation Services Brisbane

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Translation Services in Brisbane

Translations are always in high demand in Brisbane, the state capital and largest city in Queensland, Australia. Migrants move to Brisbane because of its mild climate and proximity to the beach playgrounds of the Gold and Sunshine coasts.

However, all migrants, whether permanent or temporary, need to follow a tough application process before being issued with the relevant visa to live in Brisbane. All documents that are needed to accompany an application which are not written in English will need a NAATI translator before they can be accepted. If you need NAATI translator contact Aussie Translations today for a fast, affordable, accurate translation that is approved by all Brisbane based government departments and other agencies that require a NAATI translator of a document.


Brisbane has a population of around 2.3 million of which 29.7% was born overseas. The main countries of origin include the following:

  • Mainland China,
  • Britain,
  • India,
  • New Zealand,
  • Vietnam,
  • Philippines.

In Brisbane, English is the most widely spoken language, but there are people from all over the world who speak a variety of languages in the home, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Hindi, Portuguese and Tagalog (Filipino).However, there are also a smaller number of migrants originating from Korea, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Arabic speaking countries.

Translation services

All Queensland Government agencies are required to offer and pay for qualified interpreting services and NAATI translator services if required by customers dealing with a government organisation or approved agencies who find it hard to communicate effectively in English. Whether you are a business or an organisation, private or government, there is a Queensland interpreter card available to distribute to regular customers.

If you have a customer who needs help with communication, you should ask them for an interpreter card. The name of the customer’s first language should be written clearly in English on the front of the card. You then contact an interpreter service like Aussie Translations and ask for a National Accreditation Authority for translators and Interpreters (NAATI) professional who speaks the language indicated on the interpreter card.

There are other options to face to face interpreting, which include telephone interpreting and online interpreting through tools like Zoom. The most accurate is face to face interpreting which should always take place in a high-risk situation where a full understanding of a situation is vital. The Queensland government only suggests using an interpreter or translator who is non-NAATI accredited if there is simply no one else available at the time.

Some of the common situations which may require a NAATI translator or interpreter in Brisbane are:

  • at centrelink offices;
  • in a medical setting;
  • in court;
  • at a police station;
  • understanding documents related to fines for traffic violations;
  • communicating with family and children’s services within the Queensland Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women.

Aussie Translations provide NAATI translator services in Brisbane in the following languages and many more, as required:

  • 普通话 (Mandarin– Simplified Chinese)
  • 廣東話 (Cantonese)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • हिंदी (Hindi)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • عربي (Arabic)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Việt Ngữ (Vietnamese)
  • Türkçe (Turkis)

The most professional NAATI accredited translators in Brisbane are at Aussie Translations: Know Why

If you need a NAATI translator in Brisbane, you are at just the right place as we offer a NAATI translator service for our Brisbane clients. Aussie Translations has sustained an enviable reputation in Australia including Brisbane because it has been offering accurate, certified translations for several years. All our NAATI translators have NAATI credentials and are experts in their specialist fields. They can offer certified accurate translations in the following main areas, plus many more:

  • all types of visa applications;
  • diploma, degree and trades qualification documents;
  • passport applications;
  • documents used in court proceedings;
  • citizenship applications;
  • criminal history checks;
  • birth, marriage, death and divorce certificates.

Once each translation has been completed, it is thoroughly proofread by an experienced proof-reader and translator in the pair of languages, before it is sent to the client.

We not only certify our translations, but our fast, affordable service means you get your translation requirements finished quickly in a secure and confidential environment.

What does certification mean

Agencies and organisations, including state and federal government in Brisbane and throughout Australia, have in place strict rules for translations and that is the use of a NAATI translator for all translations. All NAATI credentialed translators at Aussie Translations have passed a NAATI exam so they are accredited to perform NAATI Translator. A NAATI credentialed translator can also offer certified translations.

All Aussie Translations have a certification stamp on each page and the following words are included with each translation “translation created by a NAATI-accredited translator”. Each certification is signed by the NAATI translator. Each NAATI translator who works with Aussie Translations knows what is expected of a NAATI certified translator.

Brisbane NAATI Translator Services for Businesses & Government Organisations

Translations for businesses

If your business is based in Brisbane and you are intending on committing yourself to increase your business’ influence overseas, either through increasing the sale of your product or setting up a branch of your business abroad, there will be many documents that you will need to get translated before they can be shared with your non-English speaking overseas clients. Aussie Translations can provide accurate, certified NAATI translator of all sorts of different documents such as:

  • video subtitles of information about your product;
  • translations of communication materials such as video and audio conversations related to your product and business;
  • translations of promotional and marketing resources such as business cards, flyers and brochures;
  • legal documents such as product supply contracts;
  • translations of any press releases related to your business or product;
  • translation and localisation of your website and any language you choose.

Translations by government organisations

The Queensland Government demands that all translations of government or related agency documents be undertaken by a human NAATI credentialed translator who can provide a high-quality translation which meets stringent government standards. Using online machine translation tools is not recommended as they rarely provide a fully accurate translation.

Document translations and face to face interpreting

If you require a translation of a personal or business document into English from another language, or even from English into another language there are translation services spread throughout Brisbane that can provide this service. You could choose Aussie Translations for your document translations if you prefer, as it provides a NAATI certified translator service. It offers free quotes online and you can send your translation requirements by email. It also offers urgent translations of your documents if required. The same applies to its interpreting service.

Interpreting is available in Brisbane, either directly through Aussie Translations or through the Institute of Modern Languages, the University of Queensland NAATI Interpreting Service. In Brisbane, the Queensland Government has a clear policy regarding hiring only NAATI credentialed interpreters and translators to undertake translation work in government departments and agencies such as in health, education and social services. It prefers the use of human translators because they are still far more accurate than any machine translating tools. There are a variety of machine translation tools available online but there is no quality control guaranteeing the accuracy of the output. It is important that the correct language is used in any translation or interpreting situation such as:

  • Use of the correct cultural references for a language group such as how politeness or even colour is conveyed;
  • Considering any variation in language and dialect between the pair of languages;
  • Providing the true meaning of a text after a translation and not just a less accurate word to word translation or interpreting;
  • Considering the linguistic preferences of a language group.

Legal problems could arise if a Queenslandgovernment department or agency hasn’t used a NAATI credential translator or interpreter particularly if misinformation is provided either written or verbally.

Aussie Translations in Brisbane can offer a translation and interpreting service for government departments in many languages such as:

  • Training and education information;
  • Health information such as guidelines for flu vaccinations and Covid-19;
  • Information for small and large businesses such as federal and state tax regulations;
  • Driver’s licence information and how to register a vehicle withQueensland Transport;
  • Any information and documentation requested by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General in Brisbane.

Brisbane NAATI Translator Services for Individuals

Before you first land at Brisbane International Airport you may have already seen the stunning beaches of Moreton and Stradbroke Islands and even the Gold Coast. You have now landed in a country where English is the main spoken and written language. It doesn’t matter if you are coming to Brisbane as a student, a skilled permanent worker or to work on contract as a temporary worker, all your most important documents will need to be translated into English so that they serve their purpose in this English speaking country.

At Aussie Translations, we have a dedicated team of NAATI credentialed translators who are part of our NAATI Translator Service in Brisbanewhich can translate your documents accurately into English so that you can use them when required in Brisbane or throughout Australia. Government bodies like Border Force require all documents are translated by a NAATI credentialed translator and are also certified.

The sorts of individual documents we can translate for you can include:

  • reference letters from any sources
  • overseas acquired trade certificates;
  • medical certificates;
  • overseas police checks;
  • marriage certificates;
  • legal documents;
  • driver's licenses;
  • overseas degrees diplomas;
  • birth certificates;
  • academic transcripts.

If you are seeking a fast, affordable, accurate translation where your confidentiality and security is guaranteed look no further than our NAATI Aussie Translations service in Brisbane which is ready to answer your call today.

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