International English Language Testing System or IELTS test result confirming the English proficiency level, plays a pivotal role in obtaining Australia PR visa. Department of Home Affairs (DHA), Australia has made it compulsory for all the candidates to have English language ability and proficiency if they wish to work and live in Australia as a permanent resident.
IELTS is an English test for Australian immigration and those overseas immigrants who wish to apply for Australia PR are required to pass the same.
Established in the year 1989, this test is designed for assessing the English language proficiency of non-native English language speakers. It is jointly organized by the IDP: IELTS Australia, British Council, and Cambridge Assessment English.
It is a recognized language testing exam and is divided into 2 sections:
Hence, if you are a skilled worker seeking skilled visa in Australia, you need to appear in General Training and not for academic.
IELTS has a band score system. There is no pass or fail system, it is scored on a 0-9band scale on the basis of your performance in the test. An applicant who appearing in IELTS for Immigration to Australia has to score at least 7 in each module including, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading.
The table below explains the nine bands in detail:
|9||Expert User||Who has full command over the language: accurate, appropriate and fluent with in- depth understanding.|
|8||Very Good User||Who has full command of the language with only occasional inappropriacies and unsystematic inaccuracies? Who Handles detailed argumentation pretty well.|
|7||Good User||Who has command over the language with few inaccuracies, misunderstandings and inappropriate in certain situations. Generally handles difficult language pretty well and better understand the detailed reasoning.|
|6||Competent User||Who has effective command over the language despite having a few inaccuracies, misunderstandings and inappropriacies. Can better understand and use complex language in familiar situations.|
|5||Modest user||Who has partial command over language and cope with overall meaning in certain situations and is likely to make a lot of mistakes. Should be able to better handle the basic communication in his/her own field.|
|4||Limited User||Basic competence is limited to familiar situations and has frequent issues in expression and understanding. Who is unable to use difficult language.|
|3||Extremely Limited User||Better understand and Convey just the general meaning in most familiar situations and frequent breakdowns may occur in communication|
|2||Intermittent User||No factual communication except the basic information with the use of short formulae or isolated words in known situations|
|1||Non User||Who has no ability to make use of the language beyond a few isolated words.|
|0||Did not attempt the test||No doesn t provide any assessable information at all.|
Refer the below-drawn table to better understand the Australia Immigration points system for English Language Proficiency:
|English Language Proficiency||Points|
|Superior( IELTS score of 8 and above)||20|
|Proficient ( IELTS score of 7 and above)||10|
|Competent ( IELTS score of 6 and above)||0|
The above table better explains that the minimum IELTS band requirement for Australia Immigration is 6, however, those candidates who obtain 6 points will not get any points for English Language proficiency factor, as per the Australia immigration points table.
This point’s based system of Australian immigration includes aspects like Age, Education, English Language Proficiency, work experience and more. A candidate is required to score a minimum of 65 points, where a maximum of 20 points are given to the candidates based on his/her English Language proficiency.
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