Pearson Test of English to be accepted for visa applications

THE Pearson Test of English will be accepted for visa applications from November this year. Giulia Poloni reports.

Person Test of English accepted for visa applications

The Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced that the Pearson Test of English will be accepted for visa applications from November 2014.

This is the first time in 13 years that applicants for skilled, temporary graduate, work, holiday, and former resident visas will “have the opportunity to choose which English test best suits them”, says Emma Stubbs, Senior Vice-President of Pearson Language Testing.

All subclasses will be affected with the only exception of subclass 457, as it is currently being reviewed.

Besides the Pearson Test of English (PTE), applicants can choose to take the International English Language Test System (IELTS), the Occupational English Test (OET) or the Test of English Language as a Foreign Language  internet-based test (TOEFL iBT).

PTE is also accepted by the UK Visa & Immigration Department. The PTE (Academic) was adopted by Australian universities as proof of English-language ability for evaluating international students since 2011.

PTE test centres are located in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

For more information, visit Pearson Test’s official website.

6 total comments on this postSubmit yours
  1. I want to take pte exam it is accpected for James cook university. Where is the centre in cairns. How much fees this test

  2. whether pte exam will help me to get permanant residence in Australia.

  3. Hi, where I can give PTE test in perth wa

  4. Nice post and we have centers globally….

  5. Invaluable article . I loved the info ! Does someone know where I can find a blank AU Form 1419 version to fill out ?

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