Malayalam and Gujarati have also been added to the list of languages to earn extra points for Australian immigration. Both languages are accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters ( NAATI ), the language recognition body.
The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) is the official language testing and accrediting agency for translators and immigrants in Australia. Malayalam has been included in the Credential Community Language Test (CCL) list to earn extra points for immigration. There are several benefits to NAATI accreditation for Malayalam. Therefore, various Malayalee groups had made efforts to get NAATI recognition. The Malayalam language has received NAATI recognition as a result of the long-term efforts of the Malayalee community. Michael Nemrich, National Operations Manager, NAATI, confirmed that Malayalam has been included for the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Credential Community Language Test (CCL), and applications are being invited.
CCL exams for Malayalam will start in May
However, he said that initially the number of examinations in Malayalam will be limited and from June onwards, all those who apply will be given the opportunity to appear for the examination. Those interested in appearing for the examination can apply by setting up my NAATI account on the website. Candidates will receive an email within two weeks of submitting the application stating that they are eligible for the exam. Proficiency in several NAATI recognized languages earns extra points for immigration to Australia. Those who pass the CCL test in the specified languages earn an extra five points when applying for different visas. These are commonly known as bonus points. There are currently 48 languages on this list. The list also includes Indian languages like Hindi, Punjabi, and Tamil. Along with this, Malayalam and Gujarati are included. At the same time, Nemiric said that Malayalam has not yet been given the certification, national recognition for working as a translator and translator. However, the existing Recognized Practicing Interpreter service will continue.
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