About NAATI Test



Allows candidates to claim Credentialed Community Language (CCL) points, which may be used towards a points-based migration visa.

CCL Test candidates must be able to:

  • Participate effectively in exchanges where relatively simple information is exchanged without any great deviation from the norms of pronunciation, with reasonable accuracy, standard of expression, style and register; and
  • Give the sense of what is said by the speakers and demonstrate good quality language in both English and the LOTE.

About NAATI Credentialed Community Language (CCL)Test

CCL Test fees: AUD$121(application)+ $800(testing)

[Application Fee Waived Until June 2018]

CCL Test Application Process:


Lodge application with NAATI for CCL Test> Unique NAATI number Issued> Test date confirmation and Payment Processed > test results usually issued by 8 -10 Weeks.

NAATI CCL Test Format:


Dialogue Interpreting (2 x 45 = 90 marks)

Two dialogues of 300 words each, between an English speaker and a speaker of the LOTE are given in two differing subject areas.

In the Dailogue Interpreting Part, you are required to transfer the meaning of what is said by each speaker into the other language (i.e. English into LOTE and LOTE into English). Each dialogue is approximately 300 words, approximately half in English and half in LOTE – Language Other Than English. These are divided into segments that do not exceed 35 words each.

The dialogues are designed to assess the candidate’s ability to serve as a channel of communication between two persons who do not speak the same language.


Each dialogue receives a mark out of 45. In order to pass, a candidate needs to score at least 29 out of 45 for each dialogue and score at least 63 out of 90 overall.

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)

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