Some Student visa applicants are required to provide the results of an English language test.
From 5 November 2011, the department will accept test results from the following specified English language tests for Student visa purposes taken in any country:
- 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).
The department will continue to accept test results from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test and the Occupational English Test (OET) taken in any country. The TOEFL Paper-Based Test (TOEFL PBT) is accepted in the following countries where IELTS is not available: Belarus, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Moldova, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda and Uzbekistan.
Below are the test score equivalencies:
English Language Tests for Student Visas
Test Score Band
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
Important: If you intend to lodge a further student visa application in Australia, read the information on the department’s website to check if you need to provide your English language results to meet the English language requirements.
Student Visa Options