Study in Australia

English Language Requirements to Study in Australia

Numerous students aim to study in Australia.  There are several requirements to fulfill before you land in Australia for studying purposes.  These requirements may vary from meeting health requirements, English language requirements, finance requirements and so on.

Why Meeting English Language Requirements is Important? 

Non- English native speakers need to take English language proficiency tests like IELTS, PTE, TOEFL, etc to prove that they have got flair in the English language.  There is no pass or fail in these tests, but students are given a score which represents their level of proficiency in the English language. Depending on the college or university you are applying for, students need to present English language proficiency scores. These scores may vary from university to university in Australia. Several universities or colleges require less scores, however, the requirements for other colleges in Australia may be high. Therefore, when applying to study in the prominent colleges or university in Australia, you must check the English language requirements of the college you are applying for. You can check the language requirements by visiting the official website of the college and university you are planning to apply for. This way you can prepare for the proficiency test and get the scores you need to study in that particular college or university in Australia.

Various English Language Proficiency Tests Accepted are as follows:-

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
  • Occupational English Test (OET)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet based test (TOEFL iBT)
English Language Proficiency Level Test Component IELTS TOEFL iBT PTE Academic Cambridge English OET
Functional Overall Scores 4.5 32 30 147 n/a
Vocational Listening 5.0 4 36 154 B
Reading 5.0 4 36 154 B
Writing 5.0 14 36 154 B
Speaking 5.0 14 36 154 B
Competent Listening 6.0 12 50 169 B
Reading 6.0 13 50 169 B
Writing 6.0 21 50 169 B
Speaking 6.0 18 50 169 B
Proficient Listening 7.0 24 65 185 B
Reading 7.0 24 65 185 B
Writing 7.0 27 65 185 B
Speaking 7.0 23 65 185 B
Superior Listening 8.0 28 79 200 A
Reading 8.0 29 79 200 A
Writing 8.0 30 79 200 A
Speaking 8.0 26 79 200 A

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The above table gives you an insight about the overall score and scores in each module you require for various English language proficiency tests to study in Australia. Depending on the test you are taking, you can get an idea how much scores or grades you would be requiring to study in Australia.  However, these are general scores, the score requirements for several colleges or universities may be different. Therefore, do check the language requirements of the college before you take the test.

How West Highlander Can help You?

 West Highlander is an immigration consultancy firm based in sector 34 A Chandigarh offering high quality services to the clients all over India.  We enjoy a solid reputation in the region, which is the result of hard work and sincere efforts we put into each case.  You can depend on the professionals of West Highlander to get updated and accurate information about studying in Australia. The director of West Highlander is a MARA licensed agent. She possesses in-depth knowledge and information about studying in Australia and can guide clients about the correct paths and options according to the law.

To know more study in Australia process, contact the professionals of West Highlander.  We would be more than happy to help you with your needs.