Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals Australian and New Zealand Fifth Edition (CELF-5 A&NZ)

The CELF-5 (A&NZ) is a comprehensive battery of subtests that provides a streamlined, flexible approach to language assessment for Australian and New Zealand students
  • Author:
    Elisabeth H. Wiig, PhD, Eleanor Semel, EdD, Wayne A. Secord, PhD
  • Year:
  • Age Range:
  • Administration Time:
    30–45 minutes for the Core Language Score. Total assessment: variable
  • Administration Type:
    Traditional kit with hand scoring or online Q-global Scoring & Reporting/Q-interactive iPad-based Administration and Scoring

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The new CELF-5 A&NZ is a comprehensive battery of tests that provides you with a streamlined, flexible approach to language assessment. It now offers a more robust assessment of pragmatics using observations and interactive activities. Also included are new written language tests, updated norms, and a scoring/reporting platform delivered on Q-global. Available in both traditional and digital editions, CELF-5 A&NZ provides highly accurate diagnostic information with current Australian and New Zealand normative data, reflecting today’s diverse population.

Features and Benefits

Battery of 16 stand-alone tests

  • Ten to eleven of the 16 tests are administered, depending on the student's age
  • New normative data based on the 2011 Australian Census and 2013 New Zealand Census
  • Modifications that reflect the results of multiple research phases and clinician feedback

New features to assess social language skills

  • Report standard scores, percentile ranks, and growth scale values for the Pragmatics Profile
  • Select one of six interactive tasks to rate behaviours observed during authentic communication activities using the Pragmatics Activities Checklist

Targeted assessment of written language

  • Assess Reading Comprehension and Structured Writing
  • Compare skills to oral language performance

Improved usability

  • Option of traditional hard copy printed version or iPad delivery using two iPads (clinician provided)
  • All verbal stimuli and item analyses appear in the Record Form
View prices in: AUD | NZD

Pre-order now to take advantage of the introductory price. Normal list prices will come into effect from 1 July 2017.


  • 9781488676192
    CELF-5 A&NZ Complete Kit
    The complete kit includes: Examiner's Manual, Stimulus Book 1 and Stimulus Book 2, Record Form 1 (pack of 15), Record Form 2 (15), Reading and Writing Supplement 1 (10), Reading and Writing Supplement 2 (10), ORS Forms (1 x tear-off pad of 50), CELF-5 luggage tag and black satchel

Individual Components

These components come as part of the complete kit.
Only to be ordered if spare/additional copies are required or to replace lost materials:

  • 9781488676208
    CELF-5 A&NZ Examiner's Manual
  • 9781488676222
    CELF-5 A&NZ Stimulus Book 1
  • 9781488676239
    CELF-5 A&NZ Stimulus Book 2

The following components are required materials to administer the CELF-5 for online web-based administration on Q-global:

  • 9781488676307
    CELF-5 A&NZ Record Form 1 (5-8) (Pack of 25)
  • 9781488676314
    CELF-5 A&NZ Record Form 2 (9-21) (Pack of 25)
  • 9781488676246
    CELF-5 A&NZ ORS Forms (Tear-off pad of 50 sheets)
  • 9781488676512
    CELF-5 A&NZ Reading and Writing Supplement 1, Ages 8-10 (Pack of 25)
  • 9781488676529
    CELF-5 A&NZ Reading and Writing Supplement 2, Ages 11-21 (Pack of 25)

Q-global Online Scoring & Reporting

Administration Options:
ME - Manual Entry
The first time you purchase a Q-global report usage, subscription or digital asset a Q-global account will automatically be created for you

The pricing will be as follows:
CELF-5 A&NZ Q-global Score Reports $2.00 AUD / $3.00 NZD
CELF-5 A&NZ Q-global one year subscription $55.00 AUD / $69.00 NZD

The following components are also required materials to administer the CELF-5 for online web-based administration on Q-global:

CELF-5 A&NZ Digital Examiner’s Manual $470.00 AUD / $553.00 NZD
CELF-5 A&NZ Digital Stimulus Book (includes both stimulus books) $790.00 AUD / $930.00 NZD
You will be able order these items during mid June 2017.

Can't find the item you're looking for? Call us on 1800 882 385 (AU) or 0800 942 722 (NZ)

Digital Edition

Q-global - Web Based Scoring & Reporting

Q-global is Pearson's web-based system for accessing digital resources for assessment, scoring, and reporting. Use any web-enabled computer or tablet - ideal for face-to-face or telepractice assessments!

A CELF-5 Digital Kit is available, including a digital Stimulus Book, digital Manual, and paper record forms. Pay for scoring as you go, see below to determine which subscription option best suits your needs.

Q-global offers:

  • 24/7 secure, web-based access

  • Portability: Q-global can be used on mobile devices such as a laptop or tablet

  • On-demand, reliable scoring and comprehensive reporting solutions

  • Pricing on a per-report basis


Automate your reporting with Q-global:

  • Automatically converts total raw scores to test scaled scores, percentile ranks, age equivalents, and growth scale values

  • Automatically converts sums of scaled scores to composites scores, including the Core Language and numerous index scores

  • Provides an item analysis of performance on individual tests

  • Generates graphical and narrative reports


Options for Scoring and Reporting on Q-global

Pay Per Report

This option is suitable for customers who only administer CELF-5 A&NZ assessments a few times a year, or for those who want the flexibility to pay only as the assessment is used.

Unlimited Use Subscription

This option provides you access to unlimited scoring and reporting, suitable for customers who administer CELF-5 A&NZ assessments several times a year. Choose from various subscriptions; 12 months, 3 years, or 5 years - depending on your practice needs.

Soon after you place your order, you will receive an email informing you that your CELF-5 digital Manual, Stimulus Book, and/or scoring are available on the Q-global platform. The paper Record Forms included in the Digital Kit will be shipped to you.


Q-interactive - Speech-language Assessments on iPads

Coming soon - September 2017

Q-interactive is Pearson's web and iPad-based system for interactive, seamless assessment, scoring, and reporting. With Q-interactive, administer interactive assessments with an intuitive, portable system that uses two iPads connected by Bluetooth. The examinee views test stimuli on one iPad; you use the other iPad to access test administration directions and verbal stimuli, control visual stimuli, and record and score responses.


Q-interactive Video Tour


Area Delivery Time
Melbourne 2 business days
Sydney, Canberra 4 business days
Adelaide 2 - 3 business days
Brisbane 3 - 4 business days
Perth, Darwin 6 - 7 business days

CELF-5 A&NZ Webinars

Register and attend FREE CELF-5 Webinars hosted by Angela Kinsella-Ritter, Consultant Speech Pathologist, as she introduces the new CELF-5 A&NZ with a range of topics including an overview of the assessment tool, subtests, psychometrics, Australia and New Zealand normative information and much more.

Missed a webinar or can’t make it?

Webinars are recorded and reposted in the archives.

CELF-5 A&NZ Workshops for Speech Pathologists

An introduction and overview to the theoretical and clinical foundations and applications of the CELF-5 A&NZ for Speech Pathologists with special guest appearances from Dr Elisabeth Wiig (CELF-5 Author) and Nancy Castilleja (CELF-5 Senior Product Manager) via video from the US.

The new Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals Australian and New Zealand Fifth Edition (CELF-5 A&NZ) is one of the gold-standard assessments used by Speech Pathologists to diagnose language disorders in children and adolescents aged 5 to 21 years. The new CELF-5 A&NZ battery includes structured tasks that test the limits of a student’s language abilities as well as observation and interaction-based tasks. Accurate administration and scoring of the CELF-5 A&NZ is essential in helping clinicians' effectively pinpoint a student’s strengths and weaknesses to make appropriate placement and intervention recommendations.

The workshop attendees will:

  • Understand the CELF-5 A&NZ standardisation sample and its validity and reliability with students including those from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Consider the theoretical and clinical foundations of the CELF-5 A&NZ Index Scores
  • Reflect on the Special Group Studies of the CELF-5 A&NZ
  • Appreciate the main differences between the CELF-4 Australian and the CELF-5 A&NZ
  • Understand the administration directions and scoring procedures for the new subtests of the CELF-5A&NZ
  • Discuss the practical considerations of the CELF-5 A&NZ for interpretation, diagnosis and intervention.

The workshops run for approximately 3 hours. 


CELF-5 A&NZ Screener Workshop

Understanding your-CELF-5 A&NZ Screener: An introduction and overview to the administration, scoring and interpretation of the NEW CELF -5 A&NZ Screening Test for Psychologists, Allied Health Professionals, Special Education Teachers and Speech Pathologist Master Trainers.

The workshop attendees will:

  • Understand the clinical implications and applications of the CELF-5 A&NZ Screener
  • Name the subtests and understand it's clinical purpose (i.e. what it assesses)
  • Practice the administration directions and scoring procedures
  • Understand the CELF-5 A&NZ Screener's validity and reliability
  • Discuss a clinical case study, including the scoring and interpretation of the scores

The workshops run for approximately 3 hours.