PTE

NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING CENTRE IN PERTH

As of 1 July 2017, the immigration department changed the English language requirements in relation to:

  • the Temporary Residence Transition stream of the subclass 186 and 187 visas; 
  • the subclass 187 visa; and
  • the subclass 457 visa.

From 1 July 2017 onwards, all applicants for the subclass 186 and 187 visas must now provide evidence of Competent English (unless you hold a UK, US, Canadian, NZ or Irish passport or can provide evidence of 5 years' full-time secondary or higher education study in English).

Meanwhile, the English Language Salary Exemption Threshold (ELSET) which exempted applicants (whose salary was over AUD$96,400) from the English language requirement has been removed for subclass 457 visa applications.

If these changes affect your prospects of success, or you need to improve your English test score for a Skilled Independent Visa, then we highly recommend that you undergo English Language training before you sit your test or book another one.

If you live in Perth, we are pleased to announce that a new English Tests Training Centre has recently opened which is dedicated to helping you improve your scores on the IELTS and PTE tests.

Check out their website here https://www.ettc.com.au/ or drop into their premises at Level 3,
23 Barrack Street in Perth.  

We have personally inspected the centre and met with their staff.  We do not receive any commission or other payments by recommending their services.  But if you come and see us, then we can provide you with a discount card for your course.

 

 

 

 

 

Can you prove you have functional command of the English language?

If you are applying for a visa in Australia, chances are you need to prove you have a functional command of the English language. Additionally, if you are applying for a skilled visa then you might have to show that adult members included in the application also have ‘functional English’ in order to avoid paying the high English language charge ($4885).

You can prove you have a functional command of the English Language in the following ways:

  • You are the holder of a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, or the Republic of Ireland and you are a citizen of that country.
  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test result of an average band score of at least 4.5 based on the four test components of speaking, reading, listening and writing. Your test must have been completed within 12 months of visa application lodgement or can be completed during visa application processing.
  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) test result of a total band score of at least 32 based on the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening. Your test must have been completed within 12 months of visa application lodgement or can be completed during visa application processing.
  • A Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic test result of an overall band score of at least 30 based on the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening. Your test must have been completed within 12 months of visa application lodgement or can be completed during visa application processing.
  • A Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test result of an overall band score of at least 147 based on the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening and the test must have been taken on or after 1 January 2015. Your test must have been completed within 12 months of visa application lodgement or can be completed during visa application processing.
  • A positive assessment by an Adult Migrant English Program service provider in Australia that you have functional English.
  • Completed all years of primary education and at least three years of secondary