NAATI CCL Nepali gives five bonus points toward Permanent Residency

Nepali and English language skills along with knowledge on Australian social situations helps students and graduates score 5 more points for EOI, ultimately helps to get Australian Permanent Residency.

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’).’

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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.

In CCL test NAATI has introduced new test format in which test taker is required to transfer the meaning of what is said by each speaker into the other language (i.e. English into Nepali and Nepali into English). Two dialogues are given in the test, each approximately with 300 words, approximately half in English and half in Nepali. The dialogues are divided into segments that do not exceed 35 words each. This CCL test is similar to test for Paraprofessional Interpreter only change is no more Social and Cultural Awareness and Ethics of the Profession questions.

How to apply for a NAATI CCL test?

To book a NAATI CCL test you need to create your account on NAATI website. If you can not find registration page on NAATI website easily just click NAATI Registration and fill up the form, verify your email. Once you create your NAATI account you will be eligible to submit application form for NAATI CCL test. You need to include following details to submit your NAATI CCL Testing application form:

  • Full name (given name/s and family name)
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Country of birth
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Photo of your face, similar to what you would submit with a passport application
  • A scan of an identity document (such as your valid passport or Australian driver’s licence).

Once you submit your application NAATI will approve and let you choose your test date. NAATI CCL test application process is not fully automatic, you need to wait at least 2 business days to get back from them. Once you choose a date and get confirmation from NAATI.

Before you sit for you will get chance to familiarise with online system and you will get one free audio practice session.

NAATI Test History

NAATI started NAATI CCL testing from 2018. Naati 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 was 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 run the first round of CCL tests in the week 19-23 March 2018.

 NAATI CCL Test online

Unlike before NAATI CCL test is online now. Thanks to COVID, that pushed NAATI to make this testing online. Now you can give this test sitting in your cozy room. You need to use couple of devices to monitor and comply with the test policies but no longer need to go to testing center. You can book, reschedule and give test online. With this online NAATI Testing there are many testing places available for students including for Nepali language.

NAATI CCL Nepali Practice materials

Language skill and basic knowledge of Australian scenario are very important to pass NAATI CCL test. There are few practice materials available on internet. NAATI website has couples of dialogues to familiarise with the test. Best practice material for this NAATI CCL Nepali test is reading government and NGO translated documents prepared for new migrants.

To Download Nepali NAATI CCL test practice material (Click Here )

What are the topics for the CCL Test

NAATI CCL test dialogues cover range of Australian daily life scenarios. You can imagine question may come from any situation a migrant deals which is, from first landing in Australia to funeral arrangement. NAATI has mentioned following topics in brief, which covers almost all life situations:

  1. business
  2. consumer affairs
  3. employment
  4. health
  5. immigration/settlement
  6. legal
  7. community
  8. education
  9. financial
  10. housing
  11. insurance
  12. social services



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Information updated on 1st May 2023.

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