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Expansion of 3 additional English Language tests across visa programs

13 January 2015

Expansion of 3 additional English Language tests across visa programs 

From 23 November 2014, the department will accept English language test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) and the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) across the Temporary Graduate, Skilled, Former Resident, and Work and Holiday visa programs.

Scores from the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test will also be accepted from a test taken on or after 1 January 2015 (to coincide with the launch of Cambridge English Language Assessment's new reporting system).

These tests are alternatives to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Occupational English Test (OET), and have been accepted in the Student visa program since 2011.

A summary of test score equivalencies for all English language tests is provided below.

Should you have any questions regarding the above alternative English tests please don’t hesitate to contact us on +61 3 9078 6819 or Alternatively, visit for more information, including Australian visa options, details of our services, fixed price offering and free online assessment option.

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