Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification under clause 5A102 - Alternative English Language Proficiency Tests to the International English Language Testing System for Student Visa Purposes - March 2012

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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, CHRIS BOWEN, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, acting under clause 5A102 of the Migration Regulations 1994 ("the Regulations"):
 
1.                  REVOKE Instrument Number IMMI 11/070 signed on 3 November 2011, specifying alternative English language proficiency tests to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test made for the purposes of clause 5A102 of the Regulations;
 
2.                  SPECIFY for the purposes of paragraph 5A102(a) that 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 for the purposes of 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 for the purposes of paragraph 5A102(b) that 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 for the purposes of paragraph 5A102(c) that the test scores referred to in Schedule 2 are the test scores that must be achieved by the applicant.
 
 
 
 
 
This Instrument, IMMI 12/004, commences on 24 March 2012, immediately after the commencement of Migration Legislation Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1).
 
 
Dated              21 March         2012
 
 
 
                                                Chris Bowen
 
Minister for Immigration and Citizenship
 
 
[NOTE 1:         Clause 5A102 of the Regulations provides that the Minister may specify in a Gazette Notice an English language proficiency test as an alternative to the IELTS test, the foreign country or countries in which that test may be taken by an applicant, and the test score that must be achieved by the applicant for this clause.]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 5A404(e)
527; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 20 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 500

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 5A504(1)(a)
550

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A504(1)(aa)
If enrolled in a foundation course of at least one year’s duration, then 527

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A504(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 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 5A604(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 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 5A704(e)
527; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 20 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 5A301(1)
94

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A401
94

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A404(3)
46; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 20 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 35

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 5A501
94

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A504(1)(a)
60

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A504(1)(aa)
If enrolled in a foundation course of at least one year’s duration, then 46

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A504(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 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 during before commencing his or her principal course, then 35

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A601
94

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A604(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 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 5A701
94

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A704(3)
46; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 20 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 5A301(1)
65

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A401
65

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A404(e)
42; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 20 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 36

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 5A501
65

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A504(1)(a)
50

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A504(1)(aa)
If enrolled in a foundation course of at least one year’s duration, then 42

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A504(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 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 during before commencing his or her principal course, then 36

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A601
65

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A604(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 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 5A701
65

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A704(3)
42; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 20 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 5A301(1)
67

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A401
67

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A404(e)
47; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 20 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 41

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A407(e)
47; 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 5A501
67

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A504(1)(a)
52

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A504(1)(aa)
If enrolled in a foundation course of at least one year’s duration, then 47

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A504(1)(b)
If undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 41

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A507(1)(a)
52

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A507(1)(aa)
If enrolled in a foundation course of at least one year’s duration, then 47

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A507(1)(b)
If undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration during before commencing his or her principal course, then 41

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A601
67

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A604(2)(e)
52; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 41

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A607(2)(e)
52; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 41

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A701
67

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A704(e)
47; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 20 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 41

Applicant referred to in paragraph 5A707(e)
47; or if undertaking an ELICOS of no more than 30 weeks duration before commencing his or her principal course, then 36

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