More choice in English language testing

English test Australian immigration

Applicants for a number of visas are being given more choice in English language testing. From November this year, people applying for Temporary Graduate, Skilled, Work and Holiday and Former Resident visas will be able to provide the department with a test score from the Test of English as a […]

Do I need to complete the IELTS test?

I’ve noticed a recurring question keeps popping up in our forums about the IELTS test. IELTS or the International English Language Testing System measures a persons ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – a key requirement for folks who intend […]

Tips for taking the TOEFL test

So, you’ve decided to pack your bags and head to Australia to study? If English is not your native language you may be required to demonstrate your English language skills to study at an Australian institution. The TOEFL test, developed by Educational Testing Service (ETS), is the most widely accepted […]

Queensland’s State Migration – Eligible Occupations List Updated

The Queensland State Government has recently updated their state skilled immigration program, including a list of eligible occupations for sponsorship. According to Senator Chris Bowen, the Gillard Government has a formal commitment to supporting the Australian economy by attracting more skilled migrants who can positively contribute to the workforce and […]

English language Threshold Increased for International Students

Thousands of students enrolled in vocational courses like cookery and hairdressing, which till now allowed a “fast track” to permanent residency, will have to sit for a test requiring “competent” English language skills while applying to live and work in Australia. “Trades people applying to live and work in Australia […]

Additional IELTS tests for student visa holders with visas ceasing 15 March 2009

In response to the current demand for IELTS test results for candidates with Student Visas expiring by 15 March 2009, a number of IELTS test centres throughout Australia have opened emergency places on February 7 and February 21 2009. There are additional tests available in Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, […]