Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification of Alternative English Language Proficiency Tests to the International English Language Testing System for Student Visa Purposes - IMMI 14/080

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Commonwealth of Australia
 
Migration Regulations 1994
 
ALTERNATIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TESTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM FOR STUDENT VISA PURPOSES
(Clause 5A102)
 
 
 
 
I, MICHAELIA CASH, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, acting under clause 5A102 of the Migration Regulations 1994 (the Regulations):
 
1.                  REVOKE Instrument number IMMI 14/002 (F2014L00318) signed on 16 March 2014, specifying alternative English language proficiency tests to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test made for clause 5A102 of the Regulations;
 
2.                  SPECIFY for paragraph 5A102(a) the following English language proficiency tests are alternative to the IELTS test:
(a)        the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Paper-Based test;
(b)        the TOEFL internet-Based test (also known as TOEFL iBT);
(c)        the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test (also known as Certificate in Advanced English);
(d)        the Pearson Test of English Academic; and
(e)        the Occupational English Test.
 
3.                  SPECIFY that for paragraph 5A102(b) the foreign countries referred to in Schedule 1 are the foreign countries in which the TOEFL Paper-Based Test may be taken by an applicant.
 
4.                  SPECIFY that for paragraph 5A102(b) the TOEFL internet-Based Test, the Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test, Pearson Test of English Academic test and the Occupational English Test, may respectively  be taken by an applicant in any foreign country or countries.
 
 
5.                  SPECIFY that for paragraph 5A102(c) the test scores referred to in Schedule 2 are the test scores that must be achieved by the applicant.
 
This Instrument, IMMI 14/080, commences on 1 January 2015.
 
Dated 3/12/2014
 
 
 
 
                                                  MICHAELIA CASH
Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
 
SCHEDULE 1
 TOEFL Paper-Based Test
Belarus

Ecuador

El Salvador

Guatemala

Honduras

Kyrgyzstan

Mali

Moldova

Solomon Islands

Suriname

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Uganda

Uzbekistan

  
SCHEDULE 2
 TOEFL Paper-Based Test
 Applicant
TOEFL Paper-Based Test Score

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A407(e)
527; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 450

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A507(1)(a)
550

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A507(1)(aa)
If enrolled in a foundation course of at least one year’s duration, then 527

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A507(1)(b)
If undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 500

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A607(2)(e)
550; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 500

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A707(e)
527; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 450

 
TOEFL iBT Test
 Applicant
TOEFL iBT Score

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A407(e)
46; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 32

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A507(1)(a)
60

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A507(1)(aa)
If enrolled in a foundation course of at least one year’s duration, then 46

 
Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A507(1)(b)
If undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 35

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A607(2)(e)
60; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 35

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A707(e)
46; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 32

 
Pearson Test of English Academic
Applicant
Pearson Test of English Academic Score

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A407(e)
42; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 30

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A507(1)(a)
50

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A507(1)(aa)
If enrolled in a foundation course of at least one year’s duration, then 42

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A507(1)(b)
If undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 36

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A607(2)(e)
50; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 36

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A707(e)
42; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 30

 
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Test 
Applicant
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Test Score

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A407(e)
162; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 147

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A507(1)(a)
169

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A507(1)(aa)
If enrolled in a foundation course of at least one year’s duration, then 162

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A507(1)(b)
If undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 154

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A607(2)(e)
169; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 154

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A707(e)
162; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 147

 
Occupational English Test
For the purpose of paragraph 5A102(c) an applicant for the Occupational English Test must achieve a ‘PASS’ score.