On Sunday 23rd November, the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIPB) announced that Pearson’s secure English language test, PTE Academic, can now be used for a wide range of Australian visa applications.
PTE Academic has been approved for Australian student visas for the past five years, but the test can now be used with applications for skilled migration, temporary graduate, work and holiday, and former resident visa programmes. This is welcome news which will allow us to continue to grow our relationships with Australian institutions and Australian government departments who require proof of English language ability as part of the application process.
David Barnett, MD of Pearson Australia said: “By providing secure, computer-based English language testing, PTE Academic unlocks opportunities for study, work and migration to Australia. When it comes to proving English ability as part of an Australian visa, we can help applicants by offering faster test results and flexible test dates. PTE Academic is already widely accepted around the world, including for all UK visas, so it is good to see the Australian government offering more choice for visa applicants.”
PTE Academic is accepted by every Australian university as well as professional associations such as CPA Australia and the Australian Computer Society. With better recognition of the PTE Academic tests we can work on increasing our ties with institutions and professional associations.
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