This test is a requirement of both the academic institution you wish to study at and/or for your Visa application.
English proficiency test
The English proficiency tests are designed to evaluate your English language skills before gaining entry to courses in Australia. The common tests are listed here:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- Cambridge English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL)
Australia is renowned for its English language courses and high standard of teaching. There are around 100 private English language centres in Australia. Some universities and vocational institutes also offer English language courses. Australian institutions offer a wide range of English courses including studying English in 'real-life' situations through excursions and activities, and work placements, so you can gain language skills on the job. Learn more about English Courses in Australia.
IMPORTANT: please check the English language institution you are considering enrolling in. Some incidents in the past indicate that some unauthorised schools might exploit international students due to their poor knowledge of the system, therefore, we’ve put together a list of the official English Teaching Institutions across Australia to be on the safe side. Click here for a list of those institutions.