If you wish to apply for Skilled Migration, you will need to prove your English language ability by providing an acceptable English Test scores.
- Superior English: gives you 20 points in GSM points test
- Proficient English: gives you 10 points in GSM points test
- Competent English: minimum requirement to apply for GSM and gives you 0 points
If you hold a passport from one of the following 5 countries, you can establish competent English without completing an English test:
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
Otherwise, you will need to provide the following score from an acceptable English Test to prove that you have Competent English:
Scores required for Proficient English are:
If you are a native English speaker, you will need to undertake an acceptable English Test to obtain points for proficient English as well.
Scores required for Superior English are:
If you are a native English speaker, you will need to undertake an acceptable English Test to obtain points for Superior English as well.
Acceptable English Tests
The IELTS test is the most common way of evidencing English language ability. Both the Academic or General Training versions are acceptable for migration purpose. However, some skills assessing authorities require applicants to provide the Academic version of IELTS test.
The Occupational English Test (OET) is also accepted as evidence of proficient and superior levels of English. The OET is only appropriate for medical and allied health professionals.
The Pearson Academic Test of English (Pearson PTE) and TOEFL Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT) are now accepted for all skilled subclasses. Most state and territory governments also recognise these tests, as do some skills assessment authorities.
The Cambridge Test of English is also accepted for migration purpose.