PTE Academic is accepted for student, temporary graduate, skilled, work and holiday, and former resident visa programmes in Australia. View minimum score requirements below.

 

AUSTRALIA DIBP REQUIREMENTS:

 

English Language proficiency level Test component PTE Academic Score
Functional Overall score 30
Vocational Listening 36
Reading 36
Writing 36
Speaking 36
Competent Listening 50
Reading 50
Writing 50
Speaking 50
Proficient (for points tested Skilled visas) Listening 65
Reading 65
Writing 65
Speaking 65
Superior (for points tested Skilled visas) Listening 79
Reading 79
Writing 79
Speaking 79

 

PTE Academic is accepted for the following visas:

Please check with the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for the latest visa requirements.

  • Distinguished Talent (Australian support) (subclass 124)
  • Business Talent (subclass 132)
  • Former Resident (subclass 151)
  • Business Owner (provisional) (subclass 160)*
  • Senior Executive (provisional) (subclass 161)*
  • Investor (provisional) (subclass 162)*
  • State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (provisional) (subclass 163)*
  • State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive (provisional) (subclass 164)*
  • State/Territory Sponsored Investor (provisional) (subclass 165)*
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)
  • Business Innovation & Investment (provisional) (subclass 188)
  • Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)
  • Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190)
  • Temporary work (skilled) visa (subclass 457)
  • Work and Holiday (temporary) (subclass 462)
  • Skilled – Recognised Graduate (subclass 476)
  • Temporary Graduate (subclass 485)
  • Skilled – Regional (provisional) (subclass 489)
  • Distinguished Talent (subclass 858)
  • Skilled – Regional (subclass 887)
  • Business Innovation & Investment (permanent) (subclass 888)
  • Business Owner (Residence) (subclass 890)
  • Investor (Residence) (subclass 891)
  • State/Territory Sponsored Business owner (Residence) (subclass 892)
  • State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Residence) (subclass 893)

*Closed to new applications, but family members can apply

 

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