IELTS requirements for Australia Immigration

 IELTS exam plays a vital role for Australia Immigration.Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has made it compulsion for the candidates who wish to apply for Australia Immigration to hold proficient English language ability. IELTS is the well-known English language exam for the overseas Immigration and higher studies.   IELTS requirements for the Australian Immigration process is as follows:

a) It consists of the four modules- Writing, Speaking, Listening ,Speaking.

b) Candidates have to score minimum 7 band in each modules for General Training.

c) The IELTS score is valid for the period of two years but some authorities take it for three years as well.


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IELTS

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System is designed to examine the English language proficiency of the people who want to work or settle in the countries, where English language is the main source of communication. Advanced countries like Australia, Canada, UK, USA, New Zealand etc accepts IELTS exam results as a  proof that an applicant is eligible to live, work and study in their environment.

IELTS Requirements for the Australian Immigration and Permanent Residency

To attain the Australia Permanent Residency, you have to show your English language proficiency to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). With Australia Permanent Residency, you can live, work and study in Australia permanently and are eligible to enjoy the Education, Healthcare and Medical facilities. For being eligible to stay or work in Australia, candidates need to provide the evidence of their English language ability.

IELTS categories acceptable for Australia Immigration and Permanent Residency

The International English Language Training System (IELTS) consists of the two categories:

  1. IELTS Academic Training

IELTS Academic category is applicable for those applicants who want to immigrate to Australia for higher education or professional registration.

2.  IELTS General Training

This category is for the individuals who wants to migrate to Top advanced nations like Australia, Canada, and New Zealand etc or interested in secondary education, training programs or Work experience in English-speaking countries.

IELTS band requirements for Australia Permanent Residency

As per the rules and requirements of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), IELTS exam is compulsion for the applicants who want to settle or work in Australia. An individual who is interested for Australia Immigration and Permanent residency, have to score minimum 6 on all the four English language skills i.e., Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading. The minimum band requirement to be eligible to apply for Australia Immigration is 6. However, no points will be allotted you to if you obtain 6 points. You can check the below-given table to know the score points.

English Language Proficiency points system for Australia Immigration  

English Language ProficiencyPoints
Superior( IELTS score of 8 and above)20
Proficient ( IELTS score of 7 and above)10
Competent ( IELTS score of 6 and above)0

well, Australia has points-system which includes factor like Age, English Language Proficiency,  Education, Work-experience etc.  For Australia Immigration and Permanent Residency, candidates have to score at least 65 points based on these points on Australia Points system.  Candidates can score maximum 20 points for English Language proficiency factor.

Validity of IELTS

The IELTS exam results are valid for the duration of two years. However, for the Australia General Skilled Migration (GSM) applications, the present validity for IELTS exam results is three years.

Other Important exams band requirement for Australia Immigration:

Other than IELTS, there are various English Language proficiency programs Like TOEFL iBT, PTE, OET and CTE are accepted by the Australian DIBP.

  1. The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) and TOEFL iBT are the English exams accepted for all the Australian sub classes by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
  2. The Occupational English Test (OET) is accepted by the Australian Government and is applicable only for the medical and allied health professionals. It is taken as a proof for the candidate’s ability to speak English language.

1)Functional English

Score required for different exams are shown as:

English ExamAverage Score
PTE Academic Score30
IELTS4.5
TOEFL

iBT

8
OETn/a
CAE147

2) Vocational Language

Score required for different exams are shown as:

ListeningReadingWritingSpeaking
PTE Academic Score36363636
IELTS5555
TOEFL

iBT

441414
OETBBBB
CAE154154154154

3) Competent English

Score required for different exams are shown as:

ListeningReadingWritingSpeaking
PTE Academic Score50505050
IELTS6666
TOEFL

iBT

12132118
OETBBBB
CAE169169169169

4) Proficient English (For point-skilled Visas)

Score required for different exams are shown as:

ListeningReadingWritingSpeaking
PTE Academic Score65656565
IELTS7777
TOEFL

iBT

24242723
OETBBBB
CAE185185185185

5) Superior English (For point-skilled Visas)

If you have superior English, you can attain maximum 20 points in IELTS exam. Score required for different exams are shown as:

ListeningReadingWritingSpeaking
PTE Academic Score79797979
IELTS8888
TOEFL

iBT

28293026
OETAAAA
CAE200200200200

English Language score requirements for different exams for Australia Immigration

English Language ProficiencyTest ComponentPTE Academic ScoreIELTSTOEFL

iBT

OETCAE
Functional304.532N/A147
VocationalListening3654B154
Reading3654B154
Writing36514B154
Speaking36514B154
CompetentListening50612B169
Reading50613B169
Writing50621B169
Speaking50618B169
Proficient (For Points-tested Skilled Visas)Listening65724B185
Reading65724B185
Writing65727B185
Speaking65723A185
Superior (For Points-tested Skilled Visas)Listening79828A200
Reading79829A200
Writing79830A200
Speaking79826A200

How Make Visas can assist you regarding IELTS requirement for Australia Immigration?

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