New English Language tests accepted

2 June 2015

As of 23 November 2014 new legislation will apply for English tests.

For applications lodged before 1 July 2012 – no change, IELTS and OET test results accepted
For applications lodged after 1 July 2012 – no change, IELTS and OET test results accepted

The Cambridge English language test is expected to be accepted from 1 January 2015.

For applications lodged on and after 23 November 2014 the following additional options will be available depending on the level of english you are required to achieve for your personal situation:

Functional English
* IELTS – An average score of at least 4.5 in an IELTS test
* TOEFL iBT – A total band score of at least 32
* Pearson (PTE Academic) – An overall band score of 30
* OR a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland.

Reg 1.15B – Vocational English
* IELTS – 5 in each of the four sections
* OET – B in each of the four sections
* TOEFL iBT – Speaking 14, Reading 4, Writing 14, Listening 4
* Pearson (PTE Academic) – 36 for the four components
* OR a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland.

Reg 1.15C – Competent English
* IELTS – 6 in each of the four sections
* OET – B for each of the four components
* TOEFL iBT – Speaking 18, Reading 13, Writing 21, Listening 12
* Pearson (PTE Academic) – at least 50 for the four components
* OR a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland.

Reg 1.15D – Proficient English
* IELTS – 7 in each of the four sections
* OET – B for each of the four components
* TOEFL iBT – Speaking 23, Reading 24, Writing 27, Listening 24
* Pearson (PTE Academic) – at least 65 for the four components

Reg 1.15 EA – Superior English
* IELTS – 8 in each of the four sections
* OET – A for each of the four components
* TOEFL iBT – Speaking 26, Reading 29, Writing 30, Listening 28
Pearson (PTE Academic) – at least 79 for the four test components