- 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.
- 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.
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:
- Consumer Affairs
- 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: