There is an exam called NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) which is taken by in most cases, people who want to obtain Australian Permanent Residency. An example of NAATI is the migration and other government services testing and evaluation service relating to migration. By the conclusion of this exam, you can claim an additional five bonus points toward Australian Permanent Residency.

NAATI CCL candidates must submit an application online through the NAATI website if they wish to sit for the exam. Almost all government-issued photo IDs, such as a passport, must have a scanned copy of the picture as well as a passport picture.

NAATI Exam Fee

NAATI Exam Fee is not at all a low-cost exam, regardless of what you may think. There is an additional cost of $800 (inclusive of GST) for the exam. If you choose to pay NAATI Exam Fee via direct deposit, you have the option of paying by credit card. Unless otherwise written, all NAATI exam fees and levies are stated in Australian dollars ($AUD) and are valid from the 1st of July 2021 through the 30th of June 2022.

There is no refund on the NAATI CCL test fee unless you fail your test within 3 months and 3 attempts: If you fail an exam, you are required to wait 3 months before attempting it again. We will only refund your second and third attempt fees if you do not pass after three attempts.

Refund the First Attempt

NAATI will refund the first attempt only if you fail the test and do not apply for a credit refund within 3 months of the NAATI test date. In the event that you need a refund in the future, you need to maintain all receipts and keep records of all your exam attempts in case you need to request a refund.

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You should prepare yourself for the NAATI Exam before taking it since the NAATI Exam fee is not lower than what is charged by other testing centers. It will cost you 800 dollars as NAATI Exam Fees, and you will have to prepare yourself for the test in advance. It is recommended that individuals wishing to take an exam devote at least six to eight weeks’ preparation to the exam. It is very important that you put the effort into taking good notes during the exam, utilizing appropriate terminology, and applying the correct technique in order to succeed. Applicants are however strongly encouraged to practice by NAATI, although they do not have to do so in order to take the CCL exam.

Participants Thoughts

Approximately 80% of participants believe the NAATI CCL is a challenging exam. The reason for this is that the previous test for paraprofessional interpreters had a problematic format, but you were allowed to work as an interpreter after you passed it. That is why, in 2018, the NAATI replaced it with a CCL exam that is more easily obtainable. The only way today’s interpreters are able to work is by finishing a Diploma of Interpreting (approved course), which is offered by schools and universities such as RMIT and many others, that can be either language-specific or non-language-specific (Diploma or higher).