Australia PR English Requirement – IELTS, PTE Points for PR

Australia English Language Requirement for IELTS, PTE, Toefl, CAE, OET. Spouse needs functional english score taken in last 12 months. UK, USA, Canada passport.

Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta    Updated  3 Mar, 20


English Language for Australia Immigration

Which English test is required for Australian pr? Any one from IELTS, PTE, OET, Toefl or CAE.

S = Speaking, L = Listening, R = Reading, W = Writing

EnglishCompetentProficientSuperior
IELTS678
PTE506579
OETCBA
Toefl iBTL-12, R-13, W-21, S-18L-24, R-24, W-27, S-23L-28, R-29, W-30, S-26
CAE169185200
Points01020
  • IELTS is International English Language Testing System
  • PTE is Pearson Test of English Academic
  • TOEFL iBT is Test of English as a foreign Language internet based.
  • OET is Occupational English Test.
  • CAE is Cambridge C1 Advanced Test

You can prove your Competent English if you are a citizen of UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland. You just need to upload a certified copy of your passport.

Passport cannot be used for claiming Proficient or Superior English points. You have to appear for English test even when you are from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Ireland if you want superior or proficient English points for Australia PR.

English requirement for Australian immigration points is taking any of the tests mentioned above.

Australia Functional & Vocational English

EnglishFunctionalVocational
Passport FromUK, USA, Canada, New Zealand or IrelandUK, USA, Canada, New Zealand or Ireland
Certificate fromAdult Migrant EnglishNot Applicable
2 year Degree / Diploma study in EnglishCertificate from CollegeNot Applicable

Or English language test taken in last 12 months counting from the date of submitting visa application.

EnglishFunctionalVocational
IELTS4.55
PTE3036
Toefl iBT Internet Test32L-4, R-4, W-14, S-14
OETNot ApplicableB
CAE147154
Points00

English Test Score Expiry / Validity

Spouse: English Test Score is valid for 12 months for dependent spouse Australia PR visa. If you are claiming points spouse points for Australia PR application, the results are considered valid for 36 months.

Primary: English Test Score is valid for 36 months for primary applicant Australia PR visa.

IELTS Score Required for Australian PR

IELTS score for Australia PR is 6 in speaking, reading, writing and listening separately.

Australia Student Visa IELTS Band Requirements 2019

Band requirement for Australia study visa is any test from IELTS or PTE of Toefl and others.

Spouse IELTS Requirement Australia

Functional English score is required for spouse Australia immigration if you are not claiming spouse points. The test should have been taken in last 12 months counting back from date of lodging Australia PR.


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