April 14

PTE Academic And Australian Immigration

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The PTE Academic Exam is accepted by the Australian government as proof of English language proficiency for all visa categories. The Australian immigrations department has also made taking the PTE exam a requirement as part of its visa application process. If you are considering immigrating to Australia, then are a great number of decisions to be made.

In this article, we aim to simplify at least one area of confusion for Australian visa applicants, and that is the Australian PTE requirements for immigration.


What Is The Australian Immigration Points System?



A candidate’s eligibility for an Australian visa is determined using a points system. In this system applicants points scores are determined using a range of their personal information, Such as their age, education and work experience. Extra points are awarded for English language proficiency. Usually a person has to score a minimum of 60 Australian Immigration Points but due to the large number of applicants and fierce competition a score of 60 will hardly get you anywhere. The greater the number of points, the greater your chances of being selected for permanent residency based on your capabilities and skills. 

The PTE score required to increase your point score by 10 (towards Australian immigration) is at least 65 in each of the PTE Academic test components. If you score 79 or more in each of the test components, then you  20 added to your Australian Immigration Points score.

To become a Permanent Resident (PR) of Australia, a person needs to obtain a permanent visa.

PTE academic is accepted for the following visas:

  • Student visa (subclass 500)
  • 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 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 – Recognized 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)


What PTE Score Do I Need For Australian Immigration


The minimum Overall PTE score required for Australia migration and permanent residence (PR) is 30 can use can also use your PTE score to claim extra PR points.

However, there are different requirements for communicative and enabling skills based on the type of visa you are applying for.

Here is a detailed summary of the score 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

It’s obvious to see that the higher your  PTE score, the greater is its impact on your application of PR, Achieving the required score for Australian PTE immigration can open many doors of opportunities for you which is why your preparation for the exam needs to be flawless. Don’t leave anything to chance, by trying to prepare by yourself. It would be better to enroll for an PTE course under the guidance of a trusted PTE expert.


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