English Language

English Language

The English Language tests that are acceptable by the Department of Immigration and the compared score in each test

English Language

2019 Mar 28

Which English language tests are accepted by the Department?

The Depaertment oThe Department of Immigration accepts the following English language tests:

Applicants should refer to the relevant visa information for specific information.

​​Alternative test scores benchmarked as against the IELTS band scale

English Language
proficiency level

Test component

IELTS

TOEFL
iBT

PTE
Academic

Cambridge English:
Advanced (CAE)*

OET

Functional

Average/total/overall across test components only

4.5

32

30

147

n/a

Vocational

Listening

5.0

4

36

154

B

Reading

5.0

4

36

154

B

Writing

5.0

14

36

154

B

Spea​king

5.0

14

36

154

B

Competent

Listening

6.0

12

50

169

B

Reading

6.0

13

50

169

B

Writing

6.0

21

50

169

B

Speaking

6.0

18

50

169

B

Proficient
(for points tested Skilled visas)

Listening

7.0

24

65

185

B

Reading

7.0

24

65

185

B

Writing

7.0

27

65

185

B

Speaking

7.0

23

65

185

B

Superior
(for points tested Skilled visas)

Listening

8.0

28

79

200

A

Reading

8.0

29

79

200

A

Writing

8.0

30

79

200

A

Speaking

8.0

26

79

200

A