WHICH ENGLISH TEST IS THE BEST FOR AUSTRALIAN MIGRATION?
New tests are available for Australian Migration, giving you more options!
Since 23 November 2014 the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has accepted other forms of English tests other than IELTS and the OET for Temporary Graduate, Skilled, Former Resident and Work and Holiday visa applications. Applicants can now use TOEFL and PTE Academic
for visa application purposes (CAE to be accepted 1 Jan 2015 onwards). Click here for our earlier article regarding the newly accepted English exams and the relevant scoring benchmarks.
So applicants now have options to the type of English exam they wish to take for their visa application.
The options include:
• TOEFL iBT
• Pearson – PTE Academic
• Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
• The Occupational English Test (OET)
IELTS is the most popular English test in Australia, accepted locally and globally for migration, study and work purposes.
One of the highlights of IELTS is the face to face speaking test, which can adjust to your individual ability and won’t “time out” if you’re struggling to find the right words.
Preparation material, both free and paid is widely available and you get 30 days access to an online training system as part of your booking.
If you need help during your booking, customer service is only a few clicks away or available face to face at our test centres in Melbourne and Sydney.
Each year, approximately 2.5 million people take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test. IELTS is recognised by more than 9,000 organisations globally for work, study and migration purposes.
IELTS is a paper based, examiner marked test.
The TOEFL® test
The TOEFL test measures the ability of non-native English speakers to use and understand English as i’ts read, written, heard and spoken in the university classroom.
If you want to study at an English-speaking university or pro
gram, no other test can get you to as many destinations around the world as the TOEFL test.
The TOEFL® test is an English language proficiency test used for admission by English-speaking universities and programs around the world, it is accepted at more than 9,000 institutions in over 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, and the US.
Pearson – PTE Academic
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is the leading computer-based, high stakes English language proficiency test used for international study and migration.
The highly accurate computer marking means you receive consistent scoring.
Palm-vein scanning, randomised test forms and data forensics ensure universities know your test score is really yours, and mean that your score is safe.
You can send your scores to as many institutions as you choose – there are no additional fees for extra score reports.
PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for study abroad and immigration. PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of academic programs worldwide, and is approved for Australian visa applications.
PTE Academic is a computer based, computer marked test.
Cambridge English tests
Cambridge English provides a range of English language proficiency tests for English learners at all levels.
Cambridge tests are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR); the international standard for describing language ability. It is easy for employers and educational institutions to specify the level of English ability they require, and for you to choose the right test to reach your goal.
Cambridge English tests are taken by over 5 million candidates around the world each year and are recognised by over 20,000 education institutions, employers and government agencies worldwide.
Cambridge English tests are designed to assess how learners use English to communicate in real-life situations.
The Occupational English Test (OET)
The Occupational English Test (OET) is an international English language test that assesses the language and communication skills of healthcare professionals who seek to register and practise in an English-speaking environment.
It provides a valid and reliable assessment of all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – with an emphasis on communication in health professional settings.
OET tests international health practitioners in the following 12 professions: Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology and Veterinary Science.
The Occupational English Test (OET) is an English language test for healthcare professionals, with test material reflecting real healthcare scenarios. OET is recognised by the DIBP, healthcare boards and councils, and universities in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
OET is a paper based, assessor marked test.
for more information you may visit www.emcaustralia.com.au/visa