At Think Higher, we offer complete NAATI CCL Online Coaching Classes for the individuals who are seeking to attempt the NAATI CCL test. CCL (Credential Community Language) is a test of language abilities at a community level. CCL test adds 5 points in immigration points therefore it is very helpful for the people who are seeking to apply for immigration, and they can interestingly take this opportunity by choosing their community language. You can choose LOTE (Language other than English) to get training from us. We are facilitating NAATI CCL candidates by providing them with state-of-the-art training. We are offering a special training program for NAATI with the following Languages other than English (LOTE):
- NAATI CCL Punjabi
- NAATI CCL Urdu
- NAATI CCL Hindi
- NAATI CCL Bangla Practice
The pattern for NAATI Test:
The test comprises of:
- 2 Dialogues
In NAATI CCL test is based on dialogues and basically, these dialogues are comprised of Australian society’s real-life situations. The idea behind is to assess the ability to understand both languages and communicate in them.
The topic of the dialogue can be comprised of the following topics:
- Consumer Affairs
- Social Services
The pattern of NAATI test assessment:
For assessment of the candidate’s ability to communicate perfectly in LOTE and English Minimum of 2 assessors are assigned.
In the candidate’s assessment, the following 2 significant factors are involved:
- Language quality
- Language Register
In Language Quality: The examiner assesses the competency of the candidate in both LOTE (Language other than English) and English.
And in the second factor is the Language Register which is used to assess that for transferring the meanings what level of formality is being adopted by the candidate.
Criteria of Marks Deduction:
Marks are deducted if errors are found.
While deducting the marks the examiners usually consider:
The types of errors
and the impact of these errors on your overall dialogue.
Here is a list of errors for which assessors usually deduct the candidate’s scores:
- Accuracy (how much correct the provided information is)
- Distortions (marks could be deducted if provided information is misrepresented)
- Omissions (if the information is not provided)
- Insertions (if the candidate makes errors in adding the information).
How the Test is marked and what is the pattern of the CCL Result?
Results are maintained by both examiners individually. When such a situation occurs where examiners are not on the same pace regarding a candidate’s performance, then additional examiners will assess the test to determine the final result.
Total Marks for each dialogue: 45 Marks for each dialogue.
Required passing marks in each dialogue: minimum of 29 marks in each dialogue.
Overall Minimum Required Score to pass the test: 63 or higher out of 90
Criteria of Marginal Fail: between the range of 58 and 62.5 (marks out of 90)
Consideration of Clear Fail: If a candidate’s marks are less than 58 (marks out of 90)
A candidate must have to achieve the minimum passing score in each individual test that is 29. If candidate achieves
40 out of 45 in Dialogue 1
24 out of 45 in dialogue 2
Therefore achieves the Overall Score: 64 out of 90
The candidate will be considered fail clearly because the candidate was not able to achieve the minimum required score in Dialogue 2 (minimum required score to pass is 29)
How results are sent:
Mode of delivering the results: Candidates usually receive their results via Email
Time duration for delivering results: within 4 to 6 weeks results are sent to the candidates
The validity period for the NAATI test: 3 years from the date of issue.
Application for the review: Clear fail results cannot be applied for their test review.
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What is NAATI?
National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) is the central institution that is responsible for setting the standards, evaluation, maintenance and promotion of high professional standards that issues accreditations for language practitioners who wish to work as interpreters and translators in Australia. NAATI serves as the proof of skills and abilities being an interpreter and translator in Australia. It is very difficult to find jobs as employers would go with the proof of skills to be sure.
What is the CCL test?
- CCL test means accredited community language test.
- People who pass the CCL test can claim 5 additional points for the migration.
- CCL Test is available in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart and Perth.
- Currently, only interpretation exams are available.
What is the Format of the CCL Test?
- 2 dialogues, between an English speaker and a LOTE speaker.
- 300 words for each dialogue (half in English and half in LOTE).
- The dialogue is divided into segments that do not exceed 35 words each.
- A buzzer will indicate the end of each segment.
- The testing officer will pause the test recording in each bell.
- Interpret what each speaker says in the other language.
- The testing officer will restart the recording and play the next segment only when the candidate has finished.
- The candidate’s answers are recorded for their marking.
What is the Application Procedure for NAATI?
- Lodge request online at the NAATI website
- A confirmation email about eligibility
- Offer test date and payment.
- A confirmation email of the test after the completion of the payment
- Sit for the test
- Test marking (up to 8 weeks)
- Test result email
- If you are not successful, you can request a comment or a new test
Why opt for studying Translating and Interpreting in Australia?
As per the Bureau of Statistics Census (2011), it was assessed that almost 4 million Australians converse in a different language, other than English at home. Australia is home to diverse cultures and to a very different and unique set of communities sharing different values and shaping up the societies in Australia.
If you have that zeal for languages, you can gratify your thirst and do what you like the most, you may fulfil your desire by providing your interpreting services and raising community standards. As far as a professional career is concerned, there are a handful of opportunities for translating and interpreting services. Translators are required to offer their expertise in schools, offices, banks, hospitals, law offices, airports, areas of public dealings and many more.
If you need to evaluate the long-term benefits in your Permanent residency goals, once you successfully complete the course then you are entitled to claim 5 points under Credentialed Community Language (CCL) points at different levels i.e. paraprofessional or above.
Course Available by Providers
These are some of the many degrees and qualifications offered:
- Diploma of Interpreting
- Advanced Diploma of Translating
- A candidate has to be 18 years old or above
- All candidates are required to undertake an entry (aptitude) test by the institute/university.
Course Duration (Term-time)
- 24 (twenty-four) weeks
NAATI accreditations license translators and interpreters to validate their ability and skills in front of an employer, NAATI serves as proof from the central body responsible for maintaining the standards in the core area of expertise. NAATI accreditation would also benefit in terms of obtaining 5 bonus points under CCL at the Paraprofessional level or above. These points can be claimed for migration purpose.
What types of qualifications can be endorsed by NAATI?
Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Bachelor degrees and Master degrees are endorsed for specific certification types and language streams.
Generally, to make an application an institution must fulfil the following requirements, as applicable:
- The institution of your choosing has to be CRICOS registered, the qualification must be listed for delivery against this specific registration (if it involves the enrolment of international students)
- The qualification has to be offered by a Registered Training Organization (RTO) and it has to be enlisted on RTO’s scope (VET institutions only)
- The offered qualification has to be one of the two; either the qualification shall be a nationally accredited course or a part of a nationally recognized training package offered. (VET institutions only)
- The qualification must be approved by the concerned body at the time of lodging NAATI endorsement (Non-self-accrediting institutions only)
- In the case of Universities and self-accrediting institutions, the proposed qualification must be approved by your institution at the time of making the NAATI endorsement.
How to ensure adequate results in NAATI exams?
NAATI has a very low clearance rate i.e. 10% to 15% per annum. There are many factors contributing to this low passing rate, it is not a given conventional exam. NAATI has to ensure that accredited professional meets the Australian professional standards. Many candidates have to appear multiple times in order to get passed and some never make it.
The most common factor is the lack of preparedness and professional training. It is highly recommended to be enrolled for NAATI-Approved Australian courses offered by institutions/ universities. The academic institutions will equip students through a directed and systematic teaching approach accordingly. The instructors are well versed and experienced, mostly by NAATI accredited professionals, who possess years of professional expertise and vast industry knowledge.
The increasing population of migrants in Australia is maximizing the need for more translators and interpreters every day. Their core-expertise is required in diverse industries and areas of public dealing. Some of those are listed below:
- Government agencies
- Airports and terminals
- Themed parks
- Universities and schools
- Law firms
- Security agencies
Roadmap to Success
- 63% of successful candidates were achieved by candidates enrolled in NAATI- Approved Australia course offered by approved universities/ institutions
- Preparedness is the key to any exam, so as for NAATI
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