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CPA Australia recognises the following tests as meeting the English proficiency requirements of the temporary visa (subclass 485) skills assessment:
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)*
- IELTS General or Academic
- PTE Academic
- TOEFL iBT
Minimum scores for each of the components will need to be achieved:
CAE*: Listening 169 Reading 169 Writing 169 Speaking 169
IELTS Academic: Listening 6.0 Reading 6.0 Writing 6.0 Speaking 6.0
TOEFL iBT: Listening 12 Reading 13 Writing 21 Speaking 18
PTE Academic: Listening 50 Reading 50 Writing 50 Speaking 50
*CPA Australia recognises CAE tests completed on or after 1 January 2015 only.
The English proficiency requirement for the skills assessment is not related to Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s (DIBP) English language threshold. Exemptions on the basis of holding a passport from or citizenship of certain countries are not available for the skills assessment.
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