Starting March 2018, NAATI has included Credentialed Community Language (CCL) test for the testing and assessment of service related requirements in migration. CCL is basically an interpretation test. The CCL test will give an edge to the qualifier as the prospective migrant on passing the test will score an extra 5 points for obtaining PR in Australia.
The change has been made by National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters-NAATI in their language translation test. In addition to being able to earn extra five points for PR, a candidate on passing the CCL can also choose his or her career in the field of professional translator or interpreter. The previous pathway to this career option was to take Diploma course from NAATI and then take the certificate. This was time-consuming and also required a monetary investment of $5000 to $6000. Bu by the way of CCL, a candidate can be a professional interpreter in lesser time and without much investment. With more and more international students flocking to Australia every year, the demand for linguistics specialist and interpreters has been on an all-time high.
The CCL test will have three different certifications amongst it, namely, Certified Translator, Certified Interpreter, and Certified Provisional Interpreter. The first round of CCL test is all set to be conducted in the fourth week of March, 19th to 23rd March. The scheduling of the same was opened in early 2018 and for all the registered candidates, the venues are communicated via email.
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”NAATI को तयारी पनि गर्दै थिए। ९९ प्रतीसत चाँही फेल हुन्छन् रे भन्थे। परिक्षा गार्हो हुन्छ भन्थे तर आँट गरेर दिए। मेरो भाग्य भनौ वा मेरो किस्मत पहिलो चोटीमा नै पास भए। आफुले चाहेको पोईन्टस् पुग्यो। EOI हाले ।केही दिनमा नै Invitation आयो। सबै कागज जम्मा गरेर पिआरको लागी फर्म भरे। महिना दिनमानै पिआर आयो।”
For taking a CCL test, the student has to first decide the dates they want to give the exam. On checking availability on the dates, the student can pay the fee. The fee for taking the CCL test is set $800 by NAATI. Some skills required to pass the CCL test include excellent interpretation skills and command over other languages and not only English. In the year 2018, NAATI is hoping to run at least six rounds of test to give full chance to candidates.