English Test Comparison

Proficiency Level IELTS TOEFL iBT PTE Academic OET Cambridge (CAE)
Functional 4.5
B 147
Vocational 5.0
Each Module
Listening & Reading 4.0
Writing & Speaking 14
Each Module
B 154
Each Module
Competent 6.0
Each Module
Listening: 12 Reading: 13
Writing: 21 Speaking: 18
Each Module
B 169
Each Module
Proficient 7.0
Each Module
Listening & Reading: 24
Writing: 27 Speaking: 23
Each Module
B 185
Each Module
Superior 8.0
Each Module
Listening: 28 Reading: 29
Writing: 30 Speaking: 26
Each Module
A 200
Each Module

Functional English

You can also show you have functional English ability by providing evidence of one of the following:

  1. Completion of a degree, higher degree, diploma or trade certificate that required at least 2 years of study in English medium
  2. Completion of all years of primary education and at least 3 years of secondary education in English medium; or
  3. Completion of at least 5 years of secondary education in English medium; or
  4. Scoring at least 4.5 averaged over the four components of the IELTS test within the 12 months before application, or during processing; or
  5. Completion in Australia of at least 1 year of full-time study or equivalent part-time study towards a degree, higher degree, diploma, or associate diploma in English medium.
  6. In some circumstances, functional English can be established via interview or AMEP program.

Competent and Functional English

If you hold a passport from one of the following 5 countries, you can establish Competent English and/or Functional English without completing an English test:

  1. Canada
  2. New Zealand
  3. United Kingdom
  4. United States
  5. Ireland

For Proficient English or Superior English you must appear for the English Test.


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