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English Language Tests for Student Visa Purposes

Legislative Instrument IMMI 14/080  [F2014L01673] Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification of Alternative English Language Proficiency Tests to the International English Language Testing System for Student Visa Purposes specifies which English language proficiency tests may be used as an alternative to the IELTS test, in which countries, and the scores that must be achieved by an applicant.

The alternatives to the IELTS test are:

(a)         The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Paper-Based test;

(b)          The TOEFL internet-Based test (also known as TOEFL iBT);

(c)           The Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test (also known as Certificate in
               Advanced English);

(d)          The Pearson Test of English Academic; and

(e)          The Occupational English Test.

The TOEFL Paper-Based test is available to be taken by an applicant only in a certain foreign country or countries specified in Schedule 1. Those countries are:

Belarus; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Kyrgyzstan; Mali; Moldova; Solomon Islands; Suriname; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Uganda; Uzbekistan.

Other tests may be taken in any foreign country or countries.

This Instrument specifies the new test score format for Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) tests undertaken from 1 January 2015.

This instrument commences on 1 January 2015 and revokes Legislative Instrument IMMI 14/002 [F2014L00318] signed on 16 March 2014.

Source: Migration Institute of Australia (MIA)