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IELTS requirements for Australia Immigration

 IELTS exam plays a vital role for Australia Immigration and PR process. Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has made it compulsion for the candidates who wish to apply, 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 Resident Visa, 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 emigrate 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 requirement

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 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 Proficiency Points
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 Immigration points-system 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 required 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 tests 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 Exam Average Score
PTE Academic Score 30
IELTS 4.5
TOEFL

iBT

8
OET n/a
CAE 147

2) Vocational Language

Score required for different exams are shown as:

Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic Score 36 36 36 36
IELTS 5 5 5 5
TOEFL

iBT

4 4 14 14
OET B B B B
CAE 154 154 154 154

3) Competent English

Score required for different exams are shown as:

Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic Score 50 50 50 50
IELTS 6 6 6 6
TOEFL

iBT

12 13 21 18
OET B B B B
CAE 169 169 169 169

4) Proficient English (For point-skilled Visas)

Score required for different exams are shown as:

Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic Score 65 65 65 65
IELTS 7 7 7 7
TOEFL

iBT

24 24 27 23
OET B B B B
CAE 185 185 185 185

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:

Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic Score 79 79 79 79
IELTS 8 8 8 8
TOEFL

iBT

28 29 30 26
OET A A A A
CAE 200 200 200 200

English Language score requirements for different exams for Australia Immigration

English Language Proficiency Test Component PTE Academic Score IELTS TOEFL

iBT

OET CAE
Functional 30 4.5 32 N/A 147
Vocational Listening 36 5 4 B 154
Reading 36 5 4 B 154
Writing 36 5 14 B 154
Speaking 36 5 14 B 154
Competent Listening 50 6 12 B 169
Reading 50 6 13 B 169
Writing 50 6 21 B 169
Speaking 50 6 18 B 169
Proficient (For Points-tested Skilled Visas) Listening 65 7 24 B 185
Reading 65 7 24 B 185
Writing 65 7 27 B 185
Speaking 65 7 23 A 185
Superior (For Points-tested Skilled Visas) Listening 79 8 28 A 200
Reading 79 8 29 A 200
Writing 79 8 30 A 200
Speaking 79 8 26 A 200

How can Make Visas assist you? 

Are you confused, how much score you require to apply for Australia Immigration? For availing any sort of information related to the IELTS requirement , you can contact Make Visas professionals who will guide you every process in step wise manner. You can reach the experts by dialing helpline number +91-7042 184 185 or email your queries at info@makevisas.com.

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