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

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 10 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 two years
  • TOEFL / Cambridge CAE tests undertaken within the past three years

For Pearson (PTE) holders
Please remember that if you're applying with a Pearson (PTE) English language result, you must authorise us to view and verify the results. This can be done by following the steps below:

  • Log on to your account by visiting www.vue.com/pte.
  • and then clicking on “My Account”. Once logged in, click "Send Scores".
  • Type Institute of Public Accountants in the field marked "Institution/Organization/Department/School" and click "Search".
  • Tick the box next to our name when it appears in the list.
  • Scroll down the page and then click “Next” and then “Next” again to confirm.
  • We will then be able to access and verify your test result in 2-3 business days.

Got any questions for us?  Simply click here to email our team.