Comparison Table for Various English Language Tests

As the Department of Home Affairs recognises multiple formats of English tests to benchmark the applicant’s English language skills, we have provided below a comparison table for your convenience. You can easily find out the score you will need to meet a specific level of English language proficiency.

English Language Level IELTS – General Training PTE – Academic TOEFL – iBT CAE OET
Superior
(Individual Score in Each Module)
Reading – 8

Writing – 8

Listening – 8

Speaking – 8
Reading – 79

Writing –79

Listening –79

Speaking – 79
Reading – 24

Writing – 27

Listening – 24

Speaking – 23
Reading – 200

Writing – 200

Listening – 200

Speaking – 200
Reading – B

Writing – B

Listening – B

Speaking – B
Proficient
(Individual Score in Each Module)
Reading – 7

Writing – 7

Listening – 7

Speaking – 7
Reading – 65

Writing – 65

Listening – 65

Speaking – 65
Reading – 19

Writing – 24

Listening – 20

Speaking – 20
Reading – 185

Writing – 185

Listening – 185

Speaking – 185
Reading – B

Writing – B

Listening – B

Speaking – B
Competent
(Individual Score in Each Module)
Reading – 6

Writing – 6

Listening – 6

Speaking – 6
Reading – 50

Writing – 50

Listening – 50

Speaking – 50
Reading – 13

Writing – 21

Listening – 12

Speaking – 18
Reading – 169

Writing – 169

Listening – 169

Speaking – 169
Reading – B

Writing – B

Listening – B

Speaking – B
Vocational
(Individual Score in Each Module)
Reading – 5

Writing – 5

Listening – 5

Speaking – 5
Reading – 36

Writing – 36

Listening – 36

Speaking – 36
Reading – 4

Writing – 14

Listening – 4

Speaking – 14
Reading – 154

Writing – 154

Listening – 154

Speaking – 154
Reading – B

Writing – B

Listening – B

Speaking – B
Functional –
(Average of all modules)
4.5
30
32
147
N/A

Please contact us or schedule an appointment with one of our senior registered migration consultants if you would like to discuss the English level requirements for a specific visa subclass or any other matter in relation to your eligibility to apply for an Australian visa.