NAATI is a standards organisation responsible for setting, maintaining and promoting high professional standards. They are jointly owned by the nine governments of Australia. They are governed by a Board of Directors, who are appointed by the owners.

Their mission, as outlined in the NAATI Constitution, is to set and maintain high national standards in translating and interpreting to enable the existence of a pool of accredited translators and interpreters responsive to the changing needs and demography of the Australian community.

They aim to be a respected and recognised global leader in the provision of certification services for translators and interpreters, providing quality services and being responsive to the individuals and organisations which benefit from NAATI’s services.

NAATI’s work enhances the translation and interpreting industry’s competitiveness and contributes to a community demand for everyone to be able to communicate and interact with each other.