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IELTS for Australia

 

Study in Australia

Would you like to study in Australia? IELTS can help to get you there! Accepted by more than 900 institutions in Australia, your IELTS test score can help you to achieve your goal of getting a place at a college or university in Australia.

Required scores and useful information

"IELTS is required for most scholarships."

Alia Abdul Rahim, German-Malaysian Institute, IELTS score 6.5

Download IELTS Guide - Study in Australia


 

Limited time special offer

  • Get a free USB with IELTS practice tests inside! just key in promo code ‘StudyAUS’ when you register for IELTS online.
  • Only test takers who register for an IELTS test with British Council Indonesia Foundation using the promo code ‘StudyAUS’ are eligible.  (the offer is not applicable to IELTS Life Skills)
  • This is a limited time offer until March 2019
  • Only the first 150 IELTS test takers who register for a test with British Council Indonesia Foundation are eligible for this offer.
  • To claim the free USB, send an email to aria.buditama@britishcouncil after you receive your payment confirmation email, the USB will sent to the registered address. 

Work in Australia

If you wish to work in Australia, the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection will require that you demonstrate your English abilities as part of your visa application.  

Most Skilled Visas for immigration into Australia require that applicants achieve a minimum score on the Points Test, which award points for a number of different areas including English language ability.  Different visas require varying degrees of English language proficiency, categorised as Superior English, Proficient English, and Competent English. The table below illustrates how IELTS results correspond to the Point Test. 

Points for English Language Ability  
English Language Ability Points
Superior English - person has a score of 8 or more in IELTS in each of the four test components. 20
Proficient English - person has a score of 7 or more in IELTS in each of the four test components. 10
Competent English - person has a score of 6 or more in IELTS in each of the four test components. 0

With IELTS, you can be confident that you are taking a test that is trusted by institutions and organisations throughout Australia.  IELTS results are accepted by all professional associations in Australia that have set minimum language requirements for professional registration.

You have a choice of two tests, IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training. Your choice of tests will depend on the requirements set by the organisation. The tests evaluate your English proficiency on a scale of 0 to 9 in each of four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Find out the language requirements for your work visa application to Australia.


 

Migrate to Australia

If you wish to migrate to Australia, the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection will require that you demonstrate your English abilities as part of your visa application. IELTS is the most popular English language proficiency test for migrants to Australia. It evaluates your English proficiency on a scale of 0 to 9 in each of four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Most Skilled Visas for immigration into Australia require that applicants achieve a minimum score on the Points Test, which award points for a number of different areas including English language ability. Different visas require varying degrees of English language proficiency, categorised as Superior English, Proficient English, and Competent English. The table below illustrates how IELTS results correspond to the Point Test.

Points for English Language Ability
English Language Ability Points
Superior English - person has a score of 8 or more in IELTS in each of the four test components. 20
Proficient English - person has a score of 7 or more in IELTS in each of the four test components. 10
Competent English - person has a score of 6 or more in IELTS in each of the four test components. 0

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