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Australian visas

PTE Academic is accepted by the Australian Government as proof of English language proficiency for all visa categories.

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Australia Department of Home Affairs: Minimum score requirements

English language proficiency level Test component PTE Academic minimum score

Functional

Overall score

30

Vocational

Listening

36

Vocational

Reading

36

Vocational

Writing

36

Vocational

Speaking

36

Competent

Listening

50

Competent

Reading

50

Competent

Writing

50

Competent

Speaking

50

Proficient For points-tested skilled visas

Listening

65

Proficient For points-tested skilled visas

Reading

65

Proficient For points-tested skilled visas

Writing

65

Proficient For points-tested skilled visas

Speaking

65

Superior For points-tested skilled visas

Listening

79

Superior For points-tested skilled visas

Reading

79

Superior For points-tested skilled visas

Writing

79

Superior For points-tested skilled visas

Speaking

79

The guidance on our site is for informational purposes only. Please check the Department of Home Affairs website for the most up-to-date information.

PTE Academic is accepted in Australia for the following visas

Please check with the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) for the latest visa requirements.

  • Student visa (subclass 500)

  • Distinguished Talent (Australian support) (subclass 124)

  • Business Talent (subclass 132)

  • Former Resident (subclass 151)

  • Business Owner (provisional) (subclass 160)*

  • Senior Executive (provisional) (subclass 161)*

  • Investor (provisional) (subclass 162)*

  • State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (provisional) (subclass 163)*

  • State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive (provisional) (subclass 164)*

  • State/Territory Sponsored Investor (provisional) (subclass 165)*

  • Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)

  • Business Innovation & Investment (provisional) (subclass 188)

  • Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)

  • Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190)

  • Temporary Work (skilled) visa (subclass 457)

  • Work and Holiday (temporary) (subclass 462)

  • Skilled – Recognized Graduate (subclass 476)

  • Temporary Graduate (subclass 485)

  • Skilled – Regional (provisional) (subclass 489)

  • Distinguished Talent (subclass 858)

  • Skilled – Regional (subclass 887)

  • Business Innovation & Investment (permanent) (subclass 888)

  • Business Owner (Residence) (subclass 890)

  • Investor (Residence) (subclass 891)

  • State/Territory Sponsored Business owner (Residence) (subclass 892)

  • State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Residence) (subclass 893)

*Closed to new applications, but family members can apply