From November 2014, the department will accept English language test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) and the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) across visa programmes. These tests are alternatives to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Occupational English Test (OET), and have been accepted in the Student visa programme since November 2011.
DIBP. (2014, May 23). NEWS Alternative English Language tests for visa applicants. Retrieved from Department of Immigration and Border Protection: http://www.immi.gov.au/News/Pages/aelt.aspx