NAATI CCL

What is the CCL Test?

  • CCL Test stands for the Credentialed Community Language Test
  • Individuals who pass the CCL Test can claim “five bonus points” for migration
  • Currently only interpreting exams are available

Application Procedure

  • Lodge online application on NAATI website
  • Confirmation email about eligibility
  • Offer of test date and making payment
  • Confirmation email of test after payment completion
  • Sit for the test
  • Test marking (Up to 8 weeks)
  • Email of test result
  • If unsuccessful, can apply for remark or new test

Format of the CCL Test

  • 2 dialogues, between an English speaker and a LOTE speaker
  • 300 words / each dialogue (half in English & half in LOTE)
  • Dialogue is divided into segments that don’t exceed 35 words each
  • A chime will indicate the end of each segment
  • The testing officer will pause the test recording at each chime.
  • Interpret what is said by each speaker into the other language.
  • The testing officer will restart the recording and play the next segment only when the candidate has finished.
  • The candidate’s responses are recorded for marking.

Where can I sit a CCL test?

NAATI CCL testing will be available in the following cities:

  • Adelaide
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

Eligible applicants will be advised by email if a test place has been offered to them.

Errors affecting accuracy will be more heavily penalised. In particular, errors, like distortions, omissions and insertions, affecting the meaning at the sentence or dialogue level will receive larger deductions. It may only take two or three of these significant errors per dialogue for it to be assessed as a fail.

When NAATI issues the result for the CCL test it will be based on the mark achieved:

  • PASS: 63 or higher (out of 90)
  • MARGINAL FAIL: between 55 and 62.5 (out of 90)
  • CLEAR FAIL: less than 55 (out of 90)

Important Links:

NAATI Website: Click here

CCL Test Booking: Click here

CCL Practice Materials: Click here

More About CCL: Click here