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Did you know you can gain "five bonus points” for point-based skilled migration visas just by getting accredited in community language?

If you are an applicant looking to migrate to Australia under 189 visa, 190 visa or 489 visa, knowing this would certainly have your eyes on stalk. Isn’t it?

Well, those who are aware of the visa process may be replying with a resounding "YES”.

While those who are planning to apply but unaware of the importance of points, here is a brief overview.

The point-based visas for Australia immigration requires applicant to lodge an Expression of Interest via SkillSelect and get invited by the Department of Home Affairs to apply for the visa.

The minimum points required to get an invitation is 60 points. The more the points are, the higher priority is given for invitation. Take a look how these points are awarded to an applicant.

 

Age Points

18-24 years

25

25-32 years

30

33-39 years

25

40-44 years

15

 

English Points

Competent English

0

Proficient English

10

Superior English

20

 

Skilled Employment experience gained outside of Australia in the last 10 years Points

Less than 3 years

0

3-4 years

5

5-7 years

10

8-10 years

15

 

Skilled Employment experience gained in Australia in the past 10 years Points

Less than 1 years

0

1-2 years

5

3-4 years

10

5-7 years

15

8-10 years

20

 

Qualifications Points

A doctorate degree from Australian educational institution or other institution that has the same recognised standard

20

A bachelor degree from an Australian educational institution or other institution that has the same recognised standard

15

A diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia

10

An award or qualification considered by the relevant assessing authority for the nominated skilled occupation

10

 

Australian study requirement Points

At least one degree, diploma or trade qualification from Australian educational institution that meets the Australian study requirement

5

 

Specialist education qualification Points

A Master’s degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution that includes at least 2 academic years in a relevant field.

5

 

Others Points

Accredited in a community language

5

Study in regional Australia or low population growth metropolitan area that meets the Australian study requirement

5

Partner skill qualification

5

Professional Year Program

5

 

Nomination Points

Nomination by a state or territory government

5

Source: www.homeaffairs.gov.au

 

Now that you know why it is essential to get the required scores for visa, let’s understand what exactly is getting accreditation in community language and how it helps in getting 5 points!

 

NAATI CCL Test

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters – NAATI has introduced a new CCL (Credentialed Community Language) test that gives 5 points to international students for the point-based general skilled migration visas.


Test Format

The CCL Test includes two dialogue tasks conveyed through recorded materials with alternating segments of a conversation between an English speaker and a Language Other Than English (LOTE) speaker.

Each dialogue task consists of approximately 300 words and each segment is of 35 words. The maximum time allotted for the test is 30 minutes.

A test supervisor is present during the entire test to handle all the electronic equipment along with managing start and finish time of the task and any unanticipated issues. The role of a supervisor is only to record the test for assessment purpose and not to engage in any discussion regarding the task or your performance.

As a candidate, you are supposed to follow the instructions of a test supervisor every time to avoid being disqualified for CCL testing.

You must also prove skills in both languages in the given allotted time.  As the assessment is carried out on the basis of ability to understand & deliver the source utterance in the target language without affecting the linguistic standards and conventions of both languages.


Domains Covered in the Test

The CCL test usually covers real-life domains that typically contribute to the daily life in Australian society.

  • Education
  • Social services
  • Health
  • Legal
  • Business
  • Financial
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Immigration
  • Housing
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Community
 

Available Languages

Following is the list of languages that NAATI offers for CCL Test.

Albanian Filipino Korean Serbian
Arabic Finnish Lao Sinhalese
Assyrian French Malay Somali
Bangla German Mandarin Spanish
Bosnian Greek Nepali Swahili
Bulgarian Hazaragi Pashto Tamil
Burmese Hindi Persian Thai
Cantonese Hungarian Polish Tigrinya
Croatian Indonesian Portuguese Turkish
Czech Italian Punjabi Urdu
Dari Japanese Romanian Vietnamese
Dutch Khmer Russian  

Note: Languages available for NAATI CCL test can change at any time.


Test Locations

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

Process to Apply for NAATI CCL Test

Applications for CCL Test are submitted via the NAATI website. Once an application is lodged, you are notified by NAATI via email regarding your eligibility and test place confirmation.  You are then required to pay the test fees to confirm the test place. After the payment has been processed, a test confirmation email is sent to you, which allow you to appear for NAATI CCL test.

If you are looking to appear for CCL test and want us to assist you for the same, you can Sign Up on CCL Tutorials. Our experts will turn all your concerns into solutions and also serve the best way to proceed with your application.

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