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Australian immigration IELTS Band Requirement 2018


DIBP has made it mandatory for Australia PR applicants to be holding ‘Proficient’ level language ability. Before starting your Australia immigration process, IELTS score required for Australia PR Visa is as follows:

  • Minimum 7 bands in each module of general training
  • The four modules of the test are: a) Reading b)Writing c)Listening d) Speaking
  • The combined results of these four modules constitutes as your final IELTS score.
  • The score is valid for 2 years; however, there are certain bodies that do consider a 3 year old IELTS result as well.
  • IELTS Exam compiles of:
    IELTS Test Component Duration Brief Description
    Listening 30 minutes 4 sections, 40 items
    Reading 30 minutes 3 sections, 40 items
    Writing 60 minutes 2 tasks
    Speaking 11-14 minutes 3 part one-on-one conversation

  • How to Achieve your Target IELTS Score
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    The total test duration is 2 hours 45 minutes

    Within 13 days of writing your IELTS, your score sheet will be uploaded online.

    Know more about total points required for Australia Skilled Immigration

    Other than IELTS, there are other English language testing bodies as well. The point requirements in that case would be:

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    Alternative test scores bands requirements:

    English Language proficiency level Test component IELTS TOEFL iBT PTE Academic Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)* OET
    Functional Average/total/overall across test components only 4.5 32 30 147 N/A
    Vocational Listening 5.0 4 36 154 B
    Reading 5.0 4 36 154 B
    Writing 5.0 14 36 154 B
    Speaking 5.0 14 36 154 B
    Competent Listening 6.0 12 50 169 B
    Reading 6.0 13 50 169 B
    Writing 6.0 21 50 169 B
    Speaking 6.0 18 50 169 B
    Proficient (for points tested Skilled visas) Listening 7.0 24 65 185 B
    Reading 7.0 24 65 185 B
    Writing 7.0 27 65 185 B
    Speaking 7.0 23 65 185 B
    Superior(for points tested Skilled visas) Listening 8.0 28 79 200 A
    Reading 8.0 29 79 200 A
    Writing 8.0 30 79 200 A
    Speaking 8.0 26 79 200 A

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