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NAATI CI Test Preparation Workshop

NAATI CI Test Preparation Workshop

$0.00 NZSTI Member - entitlement note
$0.00 Non-Member - entitlement note
$525.00 NZSTI members
$525.00 AUSIT members
$1,050.00 Standard Price
Incl GST

Event Detail

Entitlement note holders are subsidised by MBIE to attend these events free of charge.


By booking this ONE workshop, you are registering for THREE HALF-DAY sessions and ONE TWO HOUR session. 


Register for this NAATI Certified Interpreter test preparation workshop to find out what to expect during the test and to brush up on the skills you will be tested on.
This is an online workshop that is split into three half-day sessions of four hours each plus a final two-hour session. Participants need to attend all sessions to complete the workshop. Each session will cover the following:

Sight Translation

This workshop will cover the required skills for sight translation as well as its main elements and challenges. Participants will learn techniques and strategies used in this mode. There will be practical exercises and participants will be able to practice sight translation. The NAATI test sight translation task will be covered in detail as will performance expectations.


This workshop will cover some of the theory underpinning chuchotage and basic simultaneous interpreting techniques. Participants will learn about chuchotage in community settings as well as the challenges and strategies for this mode of interpreting. There will be practical exercises and participants will be able to practice chuchotage. The NAATI test chuchotage task will be covered in detail as will performance expectations.

Consecutive monologue

This workshop will cover consecutive monologues, particularly note taking as it is used in community interpreting. Participants will learn about the principles of effective notetaking, as well as note-taking strategies to support retention. There will be practical exercises and participants will be able to practice notetaking. The NAATI test consecutive monologue task will be covered in detail as will performance expectations.

CI Test Preparation

This is a short 2 hour session to discuss the NAATI CI test as a whole, and the dialogue tasks in particular.


This workshop is aimed at people who have met the minimum training required by NAATI and who are therefore eligible to sit for a NAATI CI test. Do not enroll for the test preparation workshop while you are still doing your tertiary training course.

We will be regularly running this CI test preparation workshop throughout the year.

This workshop is designed to support interpreters in achieving the new certification requirement, meaning that those who have received an entitlement note from MBIE may attend this workshop free of charge. You must upload your entitlement note to your NZSTI profile and enter your NAATI application reference number (first create a profile if you are not yet a member) before registering for the event in order to be able to attend free of charge.

There is a maximum of 21 participants per workshop. Due to the limited numbers, registrations will initially only be open to interpreters holding an entitlement note and preference will be given to those whose NAATI test date is in the next few months.

The zoom link and all relevant information will be emailed to you prior to the first workshop.

All Coming Instances

02:00PM Tue, 24 Oct 2023 - 12:00PM Sun 29, Oct 2023
Registrations Close: 17 October 2023
Class Limit: 21
Presenter: Maria Choukri, Florence Cuillé



  • Sight Translation: Tuesday, 24 October, 2 pm to 6pm 
  • Chuchotage: Wednesday, 25 October, 2 pm to 6pm
  • Consecutive Interpreting: Saturday, 28 October, 10 am to 2 pm
  • CI Test Preparation: Sunday, 29 October, 10 am to 12 pm

Online via Zoom. Registrants will be sent an email with the link to join each session 1-2 days prior to each session.



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