We have a lot of candidates coming to us who are totally confused about which language test is ideal for them, if they want to migrate to Australia or New Zealand. A test of English is of prime importance, as one would need to clear it as part of his/her visa application. It is also required to be cleared as a part of a skill assessment for professional registration.
Which English language testing exam helps most-IELTS or PTE?
There are primarily two tests in English which are recognised globally at one go, namely the IELTS and the PTEexams; although there are a range of language tests a candidate can choose from. However, if the candidate is thinking of migrating to Australia, Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) is undisputedly the market leader with respect to computer based English language testing. Unlike IELTS, PTE Academic is conducted fully on a computer, and the scoring is also calculated entirely in an automated manner, using Pearson’s automated scoring technology. The use of the automated scoring technology also allows PTE Academic to deliver test results typically within 5 business days, in comparison to other English languages tests which take 2-3 weeks. So, if the candidate clears Pearson Test of English with the required bands in all the four modules, his/her chances of migration to Australia becomes very easy, smooth and seamless.
Acceptance in Australia after clearing Pearson Test:
The PTE Academic English test is accepted by Australia’s Department of Home Affairs (DHA) for all visa applications. This includes PR ( Permanent Residency), ESWV ( Employer Sponsored Work Visa) and SV ( Student Visa).Moreover, PTE Academic is accepted by most Australian skill assessment authorities, educational institutes, professional registration bodies, renowned universities etc. Some of them which are worth mentioning are :
- Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMAC)
- Chartered Accountants Australia
- Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA)
- Australian Computer Society ( ACS)
- Australia Engineers Association (AEA)
Pearson Exam is indeed most sought after if one is thinking of Australian migration:
If the candidate is thinking of migrating to Australia solely for the purpose of higher studies, again PTE Academic exam undoubtedly scores very high. This is because if he/she clears the Pearson Test successfully, his/her chances of getting admission in some of the most premium and reputed universities across the world becomes much more assured and acceptable. One can apply to hundreds of universities and colleges in Australia including:
- All universities in Australia
- All TAFE and Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics in Australia
- All prestigious and recognised Medical colleges in Australia
In fact, PTE exam gives the candidate 20 Credit Points which can be used in his/her visa submissions; if he/she manages to get a score of 79 out of 90 in all the four modules of English Test. ( Listening,Reading, Writing and Speaking).This will be judged as “Superior” in his/her English Language proficiency skills for points tested skilled visas.
Thus, we can see that candidates who plan to migrate or study at Australia, should take the Pearson Test for English as the structure of the test format is optimally designed to examine his/her proficiency level of the language.