National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) has made easy for international students to obtain interpretation certification to claim 5 extra migration points toward their permanent residency process. Starting from March 2018 NAATI has introduced new certification process that tests and access student’s ability to interpreting and translating between Nepali and English (for Nepalese Students) through the Credentialed Community Language (CCL) test. Those who pass the CCL test will be able to claim CCL points as a five bonus points in their migration process.
The NAATI website information on CCL test reads ‘As part of certain points-based visa applications made to the Department of Home Affairs, it is expected that individuals who pass the NAATI CCL test will be able to claim CCL points (sometimes referred to as the ‘five bonus points’).’
NAATI has certification provision for Certified Translator, Certified Interpreter, and Certified Provisional Interpreter, an aspirant international student may choose one from the list but CCL is newly introduced test focused on migration points. Passing CCL test doesn’t allow individuals to practice or work as translator or interpreter. NAATI clearly mentions that ‘individual who has passed a CCL test is not certified to work as an interpreter or translator.’ But still, NAATI made students easy to get 5 extra points for their CCL skills go for NAATI accreditation by testing which was available for Advanced Translator, Professional Translator, Paraprofessional Translator, Professional Interpreter, and Paraprofessional Interpreter; among them, Paraprofessional Interpreter was popular among Nepalese students.
How to apply for a NAATI CCL test?
Besides convenient language capacity testing, NAATI is making CCL test available in major Australian cities. Nepalese students living Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney can give the test in their own city.
The cost for the CCL test is 800 AUD and students not required to take any classes and courses such as Diploma or any similar kind to sit on the test.
NAATI will run the first round of CCL tests in the week 19-23 March 2018.
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