English Test for migration

The most popular English Tests available are:
• IELTS: http://www.ielts.org/
• PTE Academic: https://www.pearsonpte.com/

An alternative for healthcare individuals:
• OET: http://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/

Holding a passport from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada or NZ is the equivalent of the Competent Level; however, this does NOT score points towards the visa application.

The Proficient Level scores 10 Points towards the visa application
The Superior Level scores 20 Points towards the visa application

If you are the Main Applicant, do not hold a passport from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada or NZ, and do not need the points towards your visa application, you still need to achieve the Competent Level.

If you are the Dependent Partner (or Dependent Child aged over 18) on a skilled visa application and your passport is not from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada or NZ, then you need to achieve the Functional Level.

If you are the Dependent Partner on a skilled visa application and your passport is not from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada or NZ, then you need to achieve the Competent Level to generate 5 points towards your partner’s visa application.

Before you sit the IELTS English test, you should confirm with us which you need to take – General or Academic.

Table below details the equivalent scores for the various tests.

English Test Tuition

We have 3 English Tutors that offer private tuition to help you prepare for the test.

1-hour lesson is £50 + VAT
Bundle offer: 3 x 1-hour lessons for £135 + VAT

Lessons are done via Zoom or Skype and can be conducted on weekends or through the week; mornings, afternoons or evenings, depending on your requirements.
Book a 1-hour lesson here or purchase the Bundle offer here.

Contact Fife Massey at fife.massey@downundercentre.com if you have any queries.

From Vocational up to Superior, you must look at your result from each component to see how many points go towards the Visa, not the overall English test result.

Preparation Resources:

YouTube Videos
• See our YouTube playlist – Preparing for the English Test for migration
E2 IELTS
E2 PTE Academic
E2 OET

PTE Academic Official Practice App
Download on Apple (iOS)
Download Google Play (Android)

IELTS Prep App
Download on Apple (iOS)
Download Google Play (Android)

Please note: It is EACH component that counts, not the overall score.

Blogs for migrating to Australia