Important changes of English test requirements

Recently we received a news about important changes which could impact on any visa applicant with English test requirements. If you recently have got a test please check below if it is valid.

  • From 26 July 2023 TOEFL iBT will no longer be offering English language tests for Australian visa purposes until further notice.
  • From 14 December 2022, IELTS One Skill Retake (OSR) will be available for certain test takers. OSR allows test takers to retake one of the four test components in either reading, writing, speaking or listening (once only).
  • For Australian visa purposes, the Department will accept IELTS test results that include OSR, with the exception of applications for subclasses 476, 482, and 485, which need scores from a single sitting/attempt.

Please be aware, the Department accepts English test results from the following tests undertaken at a secure test centre:​

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS), including OSR
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)
  • Cambridge English (CAE) (also known as C1 Advanced)
  • Occupational English Test (OET), noting this is a test developed for health professionals.

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