Meet CCL.

Your fast track way to add another 5 bonus point to your Australia migration application!

What is CCL?

The Credentialed Community Language Test (CCL) is an assessment of your language abilities at a community level.
In other words, it is an interpretation test.
If you pass this test, you are able to get additional 5 points to your migration application.

Exam Format:

NAATI CCL tests are delivered online via Microsoft Teams.
The test consists of two dialogue recordings. Each dialogue represents a conversation between a native English Speaker and a native Language Other Than English (LOTE) speaker.
Each dialogue is approximately 300 words, with about half in English and half in the LOTE. The dialogues are divided into segments of 35 words or less.

The duration of the exam is about 20 minutes.

Exam Content:

The dialogues used will reflect real-life situations in Australian society. They are designed to examine a candidate’s ability to understand both languages and communicate in them. The topics may include:
• Business
• Consumer Affairs
• Employment
• Health
• Immigration/Settlement
• Legal
• Community
• Education
• Financial
• Housing
• Insurance
• Social Services

CCL Marking Scheme:

There are 2 dialogues in the exam.
The full marks for both dialogues are 90.
Each dialogue is 45 marks.
You need to score at least 29 points in each dialogue to pass the exam and your total should be 63 / 90 in order to pass the exam.

Where can I take a CCL exam?

Before MCO, you would need to fly into Australia in order to do the registration, and also to fly in again to take the exam which will cost you an arm and a leg.
However, now candidates are able to register and to take the exam online.

How long does it take to get my results?

Results are sent via email within 4-6 weeks of the test date and are valid for three years from the date of issue.

Is training a MUST before taking the exam?

Training beforehand is not a MUST but it is highly recommended because it involves a lot of technical terms in both languages.

What are the languages in CCL?

There are a total of 48 languages. Chinese is one of the most popular ones.


Process of signing up for the CCL:

NAATI's Official Website:

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