English Requirements

For a General Skilled Migration qualifications assessment, you must provide evidence of a completed English test, with the following minimum band scores:

English Language proficiency level

Test component

Pearson (PTE) Academic

IELTS Academic*

TOEFL iBT^

Cambridge (CAE)

Proficient (for points tested Skilled visas)

Listening

65

7.0

24

185

Reading

65

7.0

24

185

Writing

65

7.0

27

185

Speaking

65

7.0

23

185

*We are accepting IELTS Academic One Skill Retake (OSR) result from May 2023. Please provide both your standard IELTS Academic test report and OSR result for assessment. OSR result is not accepted for some visa subclasses. Please check the English language visa requirements directly with Department of Home Affairs.

^ TOEFL iBT scores from tests taken between 26 July 2023 and 4 May 2024 are not acceptable for qualification assessment. During this period, TOEFL iBT was not a recognised test approved by the Department of Home Affairs. 

Even if you were born or studied in an English speaking country like the USA or the UK, you'll still need to provide evidence of your English language competency.  This is an Australian Government requirement, and guarantees you points when applying to Department of Home Affairs (formerly DIBP).

When applying, you must submit a high-quality colour scan of your test results. We'll complete the necessary security checks to validate and confirm your results.

We accept:

  • Pearson PTE / IELTS tests undertaken within the past three years if the score reports can be verified with the providers.
  • TOEFL / Cambridge CAE tests undertaken within the past three years.

Please contact us if your English test result expires in less than 30 days.

Got any questions for us? Simply email our team. 

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