Are you struggling to get the English score you need for the visa you wish to apply for?

You may like to consider a different English exam option. The Department of Immigration accepts all English exam providers listed in the table below however keep in mind that for your particular case, a specific english test may be required which means you may not be able to choose the type of exam you prefer.

The English score you need depends on various factors such as the visa subclass you are eligible to apply for, occupation(s) and if applicable for your situation, the skills assessment authority and calculation of points. Exemptions also apply in some cases. If you are not sure about your options and the requirements for your situation, we recommend you arrange an assessment. A migration assessment with a registered Australian Immigration Specialist is a very important and worthwhile part of the migration process as it will allow you to obtain precise information for your situation based on updated legislation. Find out more about what a migration assessment involves.

How can you practice your English?
Did you know that we run International Friends events in Sydney? If you are located in Sydney, this is a perfect opportunity to surround yourself with english speakers and improve your english! Come along to one of our next events. Join our International Friends community here.

More practice..Useful resources..

IELTS – View example English tests to help you get an idea of what is expected for the IELTS exam. Keep in mind that it’s more about the technique rather than the content. See IELTS websiteDC IELTSExam centres

TOEFL iBT – General informationSample test questionsExam centres

PTE Academic (Pearson) – General informationPractice testsExam centres

Cambridge Advanced English – General informationSample testsExam centres

OET – for medical occupations- General informationSample testsExam centres

English exam scores table

English Language
proficiency level     
Test component         IELTS    TOEFL iBT    PTE Academic (Pearson)  Cambridge English:
Advanced (CAE)*
Functional Average/total/overall 4.5 32 30 147 n/a
Vocational Listening 5.0 4 36 154 B
Reading 5.0 4 36 154 B
Writing 5.0 14 36 154 B
Speaking 5.0 14 36 154 B
Competent Listening 6.0 12 50 169 B
Reading 6.0 13 50 169 B
Writing 6.0 21 50 169 B
Speaking 6.0 18 50 169 B
Proficient Listening 7.0 24 65 185 B
Reading 7.0 24 65 185 B
Writing 7.0 27 65 185 B
Speaking 7.0 23 65 185 B
Superior Listening 8.0 28 79 200 A
Reading 8.0 29 79 200 A
Writing 8.0 30 79 200 A
Speaking 8.0 26 79 200 A