General skilled migration is a type of visa that can help professionals to migrate to Australia. Those who wish to migrate will need to sit for Australia’s skilled migration program which is a points-based system designed to attract highly qualified and experienced professionals to best meet Australia’s skills needs. Without a doubt, those who have the skills and the fervent eagerness to migrate is increasing in numbers down the years. However, they have to take note of the minimum number of points needed to qualify for permanent skilled migration.

The recent announcement by the government on increasing points threshold from 60 to 65 have sent ripples across the migration prospect pool and many potential applicants are looking for alternative ways to boost their chances in the General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa point system. Well, the good news is if you are multilingual, chances are you will get bonus points quite easily. The method explained here is the completing of the language test from National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) which is a good way of boosting their points and thus increasing their chances of successful application.

To be exact, NAATI offers Credentialed Community Language (CCL) Test that gives a total of 5 points to the prospective applicants for their point-based GSM visa, just the right number of points being heightened by the government. So what is all about CCL exam? It is an exam that gauges the applicant’s ability in interpreting the conversation between two speakers speaking different languages.

There are actually two options for prospective applicants if they wish to score points based on language-related methods. Either they sit for the English proficiency test IELTS  and score 7 points or take up the NAATI’s CCL Test. And according to survey done, there are more people willing to take up the NAATI’s CCL Test which they deemed easier as it is conducted at a conversational level compared to the academic nature of IELTS.”

However, if the applicant who passes a CCL test and wish to work as an interpreter or translator, it is not viable to do so. The main purpose of the exam is only to help individuals with multilingual skills to have a better prospect of gaining 5 bonus points and could not be mistreated as a work opportunity in the language and translation field. Though applicants need to know that the number of applicants is also increasing at a fast rate and they are not guaranteed of any entitlements even if they pass the test with flying colours. Anyway, it will be of great help for applicants who are facing troubles on meeting the minimum points expectation.

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