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  • The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI) also known as Credentialed Community Language Test (CCL) is an assessment of your language abilities at a community level.
  • The NAATI / CCL Test is generally taken by the applicants who are looking to lodge a point-based visa application. On successfully passing the test, applicants are awarded five bonus points. These bonus points are also referred to as Credentialed Community Language Points.

Test Format

  • The test consists of two dialogue recordings. Each dialogue represents a conversation between a native English Speaker and a native Language Other Than English (LOTE) speaker. Each dialogue is approximately 300 words, with about half in English and half in the LOTE. The dialogues are divided into segments of 35 words or less.

Topics Covered

The dialogues used will reflect real-life situations in Australian society. They are designed to examine a candidate’s ability to understand both languages and communicate in them. The topics may include:

  • Business
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Employment
  • Health
  • Immigration/Settlement
  • Legal
  • Community
  • Education
  • Financial
  • Housing
  • Insurance
  • Social Services

How Is the Test Marked?

  • The Test comprises of two dialogues; each worth 45 marks. In order to pass the test, a candidate requires at least 29 marks in each dialogue and an overall score of 63 out of 90.

Available Languages in NAATI CCL to gain 5 points for your PR are:

Albanian Arabic
Assyrian Bangla
Bosnian Bulgarian
Burmese Cantonese
Croatian Czech
Dari Dutch
Filipino Finnish
French German
Greek Hazaragi
Hindi Hungarian
Indonesian Italian
Japanese Khmer
Korean Lao
Malay Mandarin
Nepali Pashto
Persian Polish
Portuguese Punjabi
Romanian Russian
Serbian Sinhalese
Somali Spanish
Swahili Tamil
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