If you need to obtain 5 additional points in order to apply for a skilled visa, you can consider passing the community language test accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) at the para-professional level (Level 2) or higher. Proficiency can be demonstrated in either translating or interpreting.
Do you need 5 extra points?
Please note, for your situation, 5 extra points may not be necessary or may not be sufficient. Migration laws are complex and continuously changing. A migration assessment with a registered Australian Immigration Specialist is a very important and worthwhile part of the migration process as it will allow you to obtain precise information for your situation based on updated legislation. Find out more about what a migration assessment involves and book an appointment.
How to apply for a test
Applicants who decide to apply for a test need to complete the Form A – Application for Accreditation by Testing which can be downloaded from the NAATI website.
There are various languages that NAATI offers a test on demand. You can apply at any time to sit a test in these languages –
Australia testing location:
Depending on demand NAATI may be able to offer testing in Australian regional locations.
Please contact the appropriate NAATI state office.
New Zealand testing location:
Testing Location Outside of Australia:
Johannesburg – South Africa Khulna – Bangladesh Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou – China
New Delhi – India Manila – Philippines Singapore – Singapore
London – England Athens – Greece Tehran – Iran
Riyadh – Saudi Arabia Dubai – UAE
Source: NAATI & DIBP
Info updated July 2016