Are you an applicant looking forward to migrate to Australia under 189 visa, 190 visa or 489 visa?

But, failing to lodge the visa application due to short of 5 points?

Well, getting accredited in community language can help you claim "five bonus points”.

Yes!! You are hearing it right!

From January 2018, NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) has introduced a new test as a part of its new certification system. And, this test is popularly known as the NAATI CCL Test.

What is NAATI CCL Test?

NAATI CCL (Credentialed Community Language) Test assesses your ability to convey the meaning of a conversation from English to Language Other Than English (LOTE) and vice versa. On clearing this test, you are awarded 5 extra points towards your Australia Permanent Residency visa application.

It is said that the Skill Select Invitation Rounds will be running tough this year. So, it would become essential to clear the NAATI CCL Test apart from your high band score in IELTS/PTE test in order to receive an invitation from Department of Home Affairs (DHA). Only then, you will be eligible to apply for PR in Australia.

Before the CCL Assessment test was introduced, applicants appeared for para-professional or professional level tests to gain those 5 points. One could appear for para-professional test from 12 overseas locations. But, NAATI CCL Test is available only within Australia. You cannot appear for this test from an overseas location.

NAATI CCL Test Dates

NAATI CCL Tests are conducted periodically. Recent tests are scheduled on the following dates:

City Month Date
Adelaide July
Canberra July
Hobart July
Melbourne October


Where in Australia will the NAATI CCL test be conducted?

NAATI CCL Test Locations

NAATI will run CCL Test in following major cities of Australia.

  1. Adelaide
  2. Brisbane
  3. Canberra
  4. Hobart
  5. Melbourne
  6. Perth
  7. Sydney

Here are the NAATI Office Addresses in case you require to inquire about the test!

National Office

16/2 King Street, Deakin ACT 2600

PO Box 223 Deakin West ACT 2600

Phone: +61-2-6260-3035

Office hours: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday - Friday)

South Australia [Adelaide]

Level 8, Shell House, 170 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

PO Box 18 Rundle Mall SA 5000

Phone: +61-8-8410-5233

Office hours: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Monday to Friday)

Queensland [Brisbane]

Queensland Multicultural Centre,

Room 10, Level 2, 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169

PO Box 8179 Woolloongabba Brisbane QLD 4102

Phone: +61-7-3393-1358

Office hours: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) & 10:00 AM to 1PM (Wednesday)

Tasmania [Hobart]

We regret to inform that our Tasmania office is closed until further notice. if you have any query, please call the Victoria Office on +61 3 9642 3301 

Victoria [Melbourne]

Suite 14, Level 1, Lonsdale Court, 600 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: +61-3-9642-3301

Office hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday to Friday)

Western Australia [Perth]

Unit 3, Level 2, 50 Oxford Close, West Leederville WA 6007

PO Box 1107 West Leederville WA 6007

Phone: +61-8-9380-6330

Office hours: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Monday to Friday)

New South Wales [Sydney]

Suite 3, Level 5, 280-282 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

PO Box A161 Sydney South NSW 1235

Phone: +61-2-9267-1357

Office hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Monday - Friday)

Northern Territory

Right now, all the Northern Territory Testing and other operations are handled from the National Office of NAATI.

If you have any inquiries for the Northern Territory, below are the contact details:

Phone: 1300-557-470


Planning to appear for the NAATI CCL Test? Curious about the test format and marking method? Looking for top-quality NAATI CCL practice tests in Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Nepali, Vietnamese Mandarin, Tamil and Persian?

Or, do you want to strengthen your vocabulary, and get access to tips, tricks, and strategies for the test?

You can get all the above and more, delivered to your mobile phone. Download the CCL Tutorials Mobile Application (Android and iOS) & get access to a lot of FREE resources.

If you are in Melbourne and want to take the English-Hindi NAATI CCL test, you can also go for in-house coaching. Prepare under the guidance of NAATI Accredited Interpreter, and ace the test!

Best of luck!

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