Australia PR English Level – Check IELTS, PTE Score

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

Written by Anil Gupta
  Anil Gupta    Updated 9 Jun, 20

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

Australia PR points system only has points for:

  • Competent,
  • Proficient and
  • Superior English level.

There are no points for functional and vocational English for the primary applicant in your EOI.

Here is a table to easily understand how many points you need to get to a certain level of English language.

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

Check My English Level

You can use this app to find the English level for applying Australia PR.

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

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

Functional & Vocational English

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

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.

Toefl iBT Internet Test32L-4, R-4, W-14, S-14
OETNot ApplicableB
What is the validity of English test Report for Australia?

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.

Is IELTS Score Required for Australian PR?

IELTS is one of the English language test that is required to be eligible for Australia PR.

You can choose any other test too if you do not like to take IELTS.

What is Australia Student Visa IELTS Band Requirement?

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


Written by Anil Gupta
  Anil Gupta  
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