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English Language Requirement-Australia

English Language Requirement – Australia.

The Australian High Commission accept test results from the following specified English language tests for Student visa purposes taken in any country:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based test (TOEFL iBT)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test (also known as Certificate in Advanced English).
  • Occupational English Test (OET)

The IELTS score requirements vary from course to course and from university to university. Most universities require an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 for graduate and that of 6.5- 7.0 for postgraduate courses. However, there are several undergraduate courses which require a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 as well. So you need to check what applies in your case.

EXAM DIPLOMA BACHELORS GRAD DIP PG DIP/MASTER
IELTS 5.5-6  6.0- 6.5            6.0 6.5 -7.0 (WRITING-6.0)
Some institutions may accept IELTS 6.0 band as well.
TOEFL (COMPUTER BASED) 213-233 233-247 233 250

If students fall short of the desired IELTS score for their course, they’ll need to enroll for an English language program called ELICOS to pursue their studies in Australia. ELICOS programs have been specifically designed for students who require English language training before commencing formal studies in Australia.Below are the test score equivalencies:

 

English Language Tests for St​​udent Visas
Test Test Score Band
IELTS 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0
TOEFL iBT 31 32 35 46 60 79 94 102 110 115 118
PTE Academic 29 30 36 42 50 58 65 73 79 83 86
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 32 36 41 47 52 58 67 74 80 87 93
OET Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass
TOEFL PBT 433 450 500 527 550 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

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