IELTS Eligibility Criteria

Certain visa types require the primary applicant to meet an English language standard. The standard is tested under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The purpose of the IELTS test is to evaluate the ability of English language of an applicant. IELTS Test is applicable to those visa applicants who want to study work or migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand & UK.

Each country sets their own parameter for IELTS requirements based on Visa Type. Scores requirements will also vary based on your visa, and where you plan to study or work.

Appearing IELTS – Eligibility Criteria

AgeMinimum Age Should Be At Least 16 Years
DocumentEducation Certificate & Valid Passport.
There are no strict IELTS eligibility criteria for the test takers.

Types of IELTS Test

There are two [2] Different types of IELTS Test i) Academic IELTS Test & ii) General Training IELTS Test. During the time of application, you need to specify your choice.

The Academic IELTS test is for those who are planning their study at undergraduate or postgraduate level at university. On the other hand, the General IELTS test is for a lower level of courses such as in colleges or high schools.

Test format of IELTS Exam

There are four [4] levels of exam

  1. Listening Exam: This test lasts for half an hour and comprises four sections in which difficulty level increases with clearing one section.
  2. Reading Exam: This test lasts for an hour. As per your choice, you will be required to give Academic Reading Test or a General Training Reading Test. It has three sections.
  3. Writing Exam: This exam also lasts for an hour. You will require attempting two writing tasks in different writing styles.
  4. Speaking Test: This phase of the exam comprises a one-to-one interview with a trained IELTS examiner. You will be lead by the examiner via all three sections of the exam.

IELTS Preparation Tips

  • Spend quality time (not quantity) over-improving your comprehension and reading skills.
  • Always remember, time management is the foremost thing in the IELTS exam.
  • Go through English newspapers and magazines.
  • Know your weaker points and work on them and at the same time concentrate on your strong points so as to make them stronger.

The IELTS scores explained

Band 9: Expert user:One has fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.
Band 8: Very good user:One has fully operational command of the language with only occasional Un-systematic inaccuracies and. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.
Band 7: Good user:One has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.
Band 6: Competent user:One has a generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
Band 5: Modest user:One has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.
Band 4: Limited user:Basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Have frequent problems in understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.

IELTS examinations are available worldwide. Information on fees, available test dates and application forms are available on the IELTS website,

Where the nominated occupation requires a higher level of English because it forms part of that occupation’s registration, licensing or membership requirement, the visa applicant must have at least the standard of English language proficiency required for the grant of that registration, license or membership. Some visas require the applicant to achieve an overall IELTS score of 6, for example. It should be noted that a score describes an applicant with a “competent” command of English.

The table below chart describes the English language abilities that can be expected from candidates with different IELTS scores.

Source: IELTS.

Exemptions to the English language test include:

  • The applicant is a passport holder from Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom or the United States of America.
  • The nominated occupation does not require a level of English language proficiency for grant of registration, licence or membership, and the applicant’s nominated occupation is within the highly skilled major groups 1-3 of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO), comprising managers, administrators, professionals and associate professionals.
  • The applicant’s nominated occupation does not require a level of English language proficiency for grant of registration, licence or membership, and they have completed at least five years of continuous full time study in a secondary and/or higher education institution where instruction was conducted in English.

174 thoughts on “IELTS Eligibility Criteria

  1. hi there

    please advise if the Subclass 189 (skilled independent – permanent) visa requires an applicant to write the academic test or general training test. Vetassess was the assessing authority however they did not stipulate the IELTS requirements. it is for an Internal Auditor applicant

    please advise

    kind regards

    1. Hello Savanah,
      For the GSM application you need to write only general IELTS test. You need to understand that internal auditor is not available on SOL 1 . In this case you are eligible to lodge for limited subclass of visas.

      with regards

      Dilip Nooney

  2. Hi there

    My husband is a geologist from South Africa with a german passport. Will he need to do an IELTS test? He did one 3 years ago and high proficiency of english but it is probably invalid now?

  3. Hello,

    If I will not put an ielts result when I lodge my eoi, is there any chance of getting an invitation in order to process visa (189)? I did not yet take any ielts exam.

    Appreciate your kind advice.


    1. Hello Judi,
      I think you have not understood the EOI process. I think you need to take services of a registered agent to get your EOI processed.

      with regards

      Dilip Nooney

  4. Hi Dilip
    I am looking forward to apply for Australian PR this year. I had given my IELTS last month .Could you please let me know how will you assist in further PR process.

  5. I recently got my ielts results and i scored L=8.5 R=7.5 =6.5 =7.5. My age is 42yrs and can i apply for visa for australia under points system. please reply i shall be greatful to you.


  6. Hello Dilip sir,
    This is ashok rama raju. actually i want to knoe the details about a migration agent. Recently i got a call from Visassimply. they told me for migration they will charge 1.4Lac. so i paid half amount to them. i got ur details from anusha lella. so i want to know that they trusted migration agents or not. this is the website address. so please inform me as soon as possible.

  7. i completed my MPhil in social work and rite now i am doing phd in social work . i want to know that i have to go for ietls general for Australia immigration.

  8. this is menaka , i got my ACS positive on
    this february 2013, but my IELTS score is r-5.5, l-6.5, w-6, s-6, overal 6, system analyst with 6 yrs experience. is there chances to get into EOI. i wrote 3 times IELTS. can u give me the best advice.

  9. This is Vijay.

    Currently working as a I,T Business Analyst in Singapore.
    Highest qualification is MBA in UK from US university full time with 10 yrs of Total experience.
    I do not have Engineering degree nor Financial degree.

    IELTS Score is 6.5 average.

    My experience in Capital Market and Inv Banking operations is 4 yrs and I.T BA experience is of 3 yrs.

    I would like to know the chances for me getting shortlisted for EOI.

    1. Hello Vijay,
      You have good profile , but as you have different filed experiences and have qualifications not related to IT we need to go through your roles and responsibilities to answer your questions. so send me your resume to I will get back to you with the answer.

      with regards


  10. Hi Dilip,

    I have started my studies in Australia on 2013 February. It will be finished on 2015 In Shah Allah.
    I am on a vacation now. Can I appear in IELTS exam now.

    Do I need to give academic or general IELTS?
    Are both academic and general IELTS score is valid for PR application?
    For PR, how long the IELTS will be valid?
    Is the validation period same for both academic and general?

    Thanks In Advance.

  11. Hi,
    I am planning to apply for australia PR. I am into IT field from the past 6+ years and i completed my assessment with ACS and the result is positive. I written my IELTS exam and got an over all score of 6.0. Is there any possibility for any state sponsorship to apply.

    Listening : 6
    Reeading : 5.5
    Writing : 6.5
    Speaking : 6.5

    Please let me know if i am eligible for applying under any state sponsorship. Appreciate your quick reply on this.


    1. Hello Annie
      Having a UK passport shows Competent English ability – but no points are awarded.If your partner meets 60 points then he does not need to sit for IELTS.
      But if he needs extra points to meet the 60 points criteria then he will need to sit the IELTS to get at least 7’s in each component to get 10 points for Proficient language.

      UK passport is equivalent to IELTS of 6.5

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  13. Hi,
    Needed your advice for G.S.M. for Call Center Manager 149211 ANZCODE Vetassess authority, can I do IELTS Academic rather than giving General paper.
    Please advice

  14. Hi,

    I suppose to apply Ausi PR under skill assessment program. As i know for the general accountant category they need band score of 7 each under academic module. Please let me know is it the same criteria by applying under external auditor category as well.Is there any possibility to apply with less IELTS band scores

    1. Hello Jayasinghe,
      I can advise you on this only after going to through your resume and educational documents. But external auditor also require 7 in all modules in Academic version.


  15. Hi Dilip
    I’m here on a 457 visa for the ICT project manager job code. I did submit my 5 years of continuous English education when I applied for 457 visa. Do I still need to complete my IELTS exam before applying for a PR ? Also, do my wife also need to complete IELTS to qualify for a PR.


  16. Hi Dilip,
    I have done MSW n 7 yrs exp for d same n would like go Aus as PR, so i want to know I m eligible or nt? Other things is that which ielts is require academic or general because I hv Master of Social Worker degree? Thanks.

    1. Hello Bhavin,
      for social worker skill you need to take academic version of IELTS . in regards to your eligibility you need to send your educational and experience documents for assessment. May be we can check and let you know another skill which will be more advantageous based on your experience.


  17. Hi
    I have a question here. I have my skill assessment done sometime back as per the ACS details, age and qualification I have total 50 points. Now there 3 options for me
    1. Get my spouse ACS which would give me 50 points and I can apply for the state sponsorship visa.
    2. Get IELTS score of 7 in all (currently i have 8.5, 7.5, 7 and 6.5) and apply for 189.
    3. As per my ACS assessment they considered my experience from August 2010. So i would wait till August 2015 and then reapply for ACS (then i will get 5 more points since my experince will be 5+ by Aug 2015) and then get ACS 5 points from my wife and apply.

    Whats ur opinion on this?
    If i get IELTS score of 7 in all, then will get any added advantage in EOI?

  18. Hi, My Cousin has got 60 points but IELTS is 6.5 so wont get the english points.

    Is he eligible for 189 or need to apply for 190 (SS for NSW)?

    Is 7 in each IELTS module is must for an independent skilled worker visa (189)?

    Please help.


  19. Hi!
    I would like to know if i still need to take academic IELTS 7 each band for Internal Auditor assessment? Since I had more than 10 years work experience as Audit Officer, graduated Bachelor Science major in Accountancy. And, am I qualified for positive assessment by vetasses? Coz we’re hoping to apply for Independent Skilled Visa 189/190.

    Hoping for your response.

    Big thanks and more power!!!

  20. My name is rikesh niroula.i am from nepal.i had completed my bachelor in social work . I had 3 years of cources. So I need a credit transfer. I got 64% in academic and I got 6 in ielts overall. I got 6 in listening and speaking whereas in writing and reading I got 5.5 . So I am applying for a credit transfer . I had major subject of 3 years, so I am going to send u a pictures of that and I had ticked a subject which is a major subject of my subject. Now I am going to apply for international development studies. Is the requirement is good or not. Pl send me a email . Thank you.

  21. I also have a few questions regarding australian pr. I would like to gt in contact with u personally for further clarification.
    I would appreciate if u could give me your email address for further clarification.

    1. Hello Bincy,
      Their is only one pathway that is employer sponsored permanent visa under 457 streamline category. if you need any assistance send your details .


  22. hi, I am temporary graduate from Australian University and hod 485 visa. I have IELTS score 6.5 overall and 7,6, 6, 6 in each band. I came to know that the few rules have been changed from this April 17th 2015
    regaeding IELTS Score. I have a question if i could apply for permanent residency or not?

    Thank you

  23. Hi,

    I am appearing for IELTS next month. I am Be Computers and MBA Finance and working with a investment bank. i have 5 years of experience in Investment Banking Operations. I am planning to migrate to Australia. Do you think I would get good job opportunities in Australia. Do I have to take Academic or a general Ielts test.

    1. Hello Manpreet,
      I would like to know whom you were teaching in all 6 years? what is your qualification ? with out these information , we cannot tell you the IELTS requirement for teachers.


  24. Hi,
    I work as a software developer with 8 years of experience. But, my engineering degree is Electronics, not Computer science. My ielts over all score is 7.5 ( Speaking-7, Listening-8.5, Reading -6.5, Writing-7.5). My wife holds a master degree in nursing and is appearing for ielts now. Am I eligible for applying to the Australian PR ?


    1. Hello Sminu ,
      It looks like you have options to go forward , but I need to caliculate exact points for which i need your resume and qualification documents.


  25. Hi Dilip,
    Currently I am on 457 visa as a restaurant manager which was approved on March 2015. Now we are planning to lodge RSMS and I have overall 6 ielts score which was held on 2014 ( R 6.5, W 6.5 L 5.5 and S 6) and recently I have done ielts but again I have got 6 each ( L 6.5 R 6.5 W 6 and S 5.5). I have heard that this score will be conunted as 6. Is this right? I have diploma of business in Australia, bachelor from Nepal. 3 years of work experience overseas. Am I eligible with these documents to apply for RSMS?

    Many thanks

    1. Hello Kamal,
      Current requirement for RSMS is 6 in all bands in IELTS so you need to re-attempt the same . but you can also take PTE or Tofel instead of IELTS where you can get a better score. send your all docs to advice you for the suitability for RSMS.


  26. i am Indrashish .I scored overall 6.5 .Reading-6 , listening-6, speaking-6, writing-7

    i have a positive outcome in vetassess in category Financial Institution Manager – Branch Manager

  27. Hi,
    I’m a 29 year old engineer recently married I did my ielts a while back but I don’t know if I can apply for Australia
    My ielts score is
    Listening 8
    Writing 7
    Reading 8.5
    Speaking 6.5

    Thanks in advance

  28. Hi,
    My name is Prashanth. My wife has applied PR for Australia. She is a Primary Applicant and i am dependent. I have taken IELTS exam in the year May 2013 and got over all score of 6. I would like to know the validy of my IELTS score card. I was going through few blogs and found that few people say that it is valid for 2 years and few say that it is valid for 3 years. I would like to know exact validy for IELTS score report as a dependent. I request you to provide information at earliest.

  29. Hello, I have score overall band score of 6.5 ( Speaking:7, Listening: 6.5, Writing: 6, Reading:5.5) unfortunately I couldn’t crack on reading. Is there a scheme allows to accept if I clear reading with minimum 6 score for GSM (189, 190) . Or do I need to clear once again in all. I heard from someone there is change allows if you clear second time which ever having less score and aggregated.

    By the way I am appearing for second time next month.


  30. Daer Dilip,

    I’ve social worker registration, master degree and 16 years working experience in Hong Kong. Both education qualification and working experience have been validated by INZ.

    I am going to take IELTS for applying Australia PR. Please advise which Australia visa I can apply? Do I require to have 7 in all 4 IELTS comments? What is the minimum requirement for Social work Assessment and PR application?

    Thank you!

  31. Dear Dilip,

    I’ve social worker registration, master degree and 16 years working experience in Hong Kong. Both education qualification and working experience have been validated by INZ.

    I am going to take IELTS for applying Australia PR. Please advise which Australia visa I can apply? Do I require to have 7 in all 4 IELTS comments? What is the minimum requirement for Social work Assessment and PR application?

    Thank you!

  32. Hi there,

    We are currently in NZ. My partner has completed Bach. in Business Accountancy here. We are thinking of applpying under Independent skilled category. Can you please advise whether she needs to sit for academic Ielts or general Ielts? Thank you.

    1. Hello Surfraz,
      When you have mentioned that you wanted to apply for independent skilled category visa. I am assuming that your question is for applying PR for Australia. with only qualification you cannot apply for PR , she needs related skilled experience. send us her resume and qualification docs.


  33. Hi,
    I have got average 6.5 band in IELTS.
    ACS has assessed my qualification as suitable.
    And have 15 years of experiance and graduate.
    My score which I got assessed is 65.
    Can I still apply for the EOI in 189 category or I have to have 7 to make it 70.


    1. Hello Sibtain,
      If your skill is their in 189 subclass of visa you can apply if have 6 in all bands of IELTS and have scored 60 points. but it is advisable for you to send your details to us as it would be good to check your details .


  34. Is there any condition in Immigration process where IELTS not required as my friend got Exemption letter for IELTS on the basis that all her primary /secondary/tertiary level eduction intructed in english.

  35. I’m a nurse,how much score need for student Visa in australia?can you suggest any short term courses for BSC NURSES.what is the score for work visa in australia?

    1. Hello siji,
      The IELTS test score for the nursing in australia vary from uni to uni. but some uni’s accept 6.5 with 6 in all bands, and some uni’s ask for 7 in all bands in IELTS.


  36. hello ,

    i have done gnm nursing . now going for 7 each in ielts . does there any change will in ielts rules from 1stjuly 2015 . like if u got 7 in three modules , nd 6in one then witj in six months u can cover that module by giving new exam nd not to get less than 6 bands in any module . nd 7 in left module . please reply .

    1. Hello prashanth,
      you have given very little information for advice. I wanted to know do you already have your skills assessment? how many years of experience is considered as skilled in your experience? are you married? send us complete details for assessment.


  37. Hello Dilip,

    I am a BSc nurse having 5 plus years experience and IELTS over all band score 7 (W-6.5 and other modules 7).Can I go for PR or work visa? Should I try again and get Writing to 7 and apply for work visa or PR.I heard that Australia recently accepted clubbing IELTS from multiple attempts like NZ to consolidate overall band score of 7 is required so please advise.

  38. Hi I just wonderining , if someone tell me ! I worked 1year on 457 after one year I applied further to extend with same employer , in mean time I was on bridging visa ! My question is that it bridging visa time will be count in 2 years to apply permanent residency or not for end and what is pr Ielts score thanx in advance

    1. Hello Jas,
      The bridging visa time will not be considered under the 457 visa duration for the PR visa. The IELTS score is 6 in all bands or we can take an exemption based on your qualification and skill.


  39. Thanx for quick reply Dilip ! However I a still confused , I am working on 457 October 2013 but be is if changing rules so I got only one year approval for 457 buy I applied again after one year 457 for extend so my question is , immigration took 6 months to extend my 457 further so I just want to ask in this time I was on bridging visa but worked same employer salary of full based when I eligible to apply for pr and what is Ielts score for permanent residency , when I apply under 457 thanx

  40. Thanx for reply Dilip ! However ms till not clear for me that I got 457 visa in 2013 for 1 year after one year i applied again to extend for 457 visa , immigration took 6 months to approved in that time I was on bridging visa so can this time will count in 2 years to apply To pr and I worked in this six months with same employer and got same salary pls advised me thanx

  41. Dear Dilip,

    I would like to be advised on IELTS requirement under GSM Code 511112 Project or Program Administrator and if this needs to be General or Academic?

  42. I took IELTS (Academic) on April 06, 2013 and got 6 in Listening and Writing, 6.5 in reading, and 7 in Speaking. Can I use my existing IELTS for GSM to Australia in any way? Is it must to take General Training version of IELTS for Australian PR program?

  43. I am a Be aeronauticall engineer 2012 batch and I hve experience of 1 year in core field n 1.5 in non core .. I hve cleard IELTS with overall 7 and readin 5.5 , writing 7,speakin 7.5, listening 8.. Am I eligible to apply for Pg course n student visa

    1. Hi Jom,
      yes , you can apply for your PG course as as student.
      But I need more information about you to give you the best quotes towards your query.You can come down to our office with your documents and a resume, where you can get an expertise advise.

  44. I am a Bsc nurse with 3 year experience . recently l cleared ielts exam with scores ( speaking and writing -6.5 listerning 8 reading 7) overall 7. Am l eligible to get a work visa in any country.

  45. Hi Dilip,
    I’m a graduate in Information Technology and overall 6 plus years of experience in Software field. Recently I hv done my IELTS test with overall score 6 (S:7, R:6.5, L:5.5, W:5.5). Im looking for a Australian PR. Can you please let me know whether im eligible with this IELTS score or not.

    Thanks in advance

  46. Hello Dilip,

    I took the IELTS test a couple of months ago and achieved an overall score of 8.5. The problem though is that in one of the bands I’ve scored a 6.5.

    Is there a way for me to claim the points given to a proficient speaker? And if not, will there be some changes in this year’s rules regarding the English scores.

    Best regards

    1. Hello Daniel,
      Try to take PTE exam and check your english abilities. I think you may achieve your target.
      for what purpose you are taking this exam? who is assisting your with your visa application.


  47. Hi,

    I had applied in one Uni. in Australia and got an offer letter which is unconditional. Actually, I don’t have current IELTS result. I had graduated from Finland in English medium in 2012 and because of this University waived me an English language. I am wondering if Australian immigration needs IELTS report to grant visa.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

    1. Hello Niyati,
      6 in all bands IELTS is minimum required for PR process . if you need more points to qualify you need more score in IELTS . Yes Indians can apply for Pr from offshore.


  48. Sir i scored 7 listening 6.5 reading 6 each speaking n writing. 2014 +2 pass out with medical stream from CBSE board with just 53.4 % .. now i am pursuing my bba i am in 4 sem but i want to Australia .. do i have any chnce ?

  49. Hi dilip
    I just finished my level 7 n master level in uk n I have completed bachelor in my country so do I need ielts to apply Australia in student for master level .

    1. Hello Hari,
      The university in Australia may require the English language requirement , but we can ask for an exemption as you have studied in UK at a level of masters. send us your documents and area of interest , so that we can check with the universities and get back to you on your requirement.


    1. Hello Milan,
      With this score it is difficult to get an admission in the good university. so I advise you to retake the test of write PTE.


  50. Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    hello Dilip
    i am Salman, i am 29 and single. i have done Mba FINANCE . I was told by a consultant that i need 6.5 in each module of ielts (didnt mention academic or general)

    he told me i can potential migrate to australia with state nomination with which i ll score the required 60 points. i appeared in ielts general. scored overall 6.5 with L and R 6.5 each and W and S 6.0 each

    now i have heard that the skill assessment agency wants accountant to have academic ielts with 7.0 in each module.

    so what u say about my situation , can i apply with current ielts i have now which is fresh.
    and do i have to select the state my self or they ll tell me for which state I should apply for after my skill assesment believe is assesment of my academic transcripts and degree and ielts , and no need of providing experience certificate now. am i right?

    1. Hello Salman,
      You have a complicated situation. there are multiple things which you need to address in your application . I will answer one that you need to retake your IELTS and write academic version and score 7 in all bands if your skill fits into accounting category. Don’t take hasty decisions as once submitted documents cannot be updated. so once you take a step use the help of a migration agent who is registered.


  51. Hi Mr Dilip,

    I’m holding Bachelor of Education Majoring in commerce and minoring in Economics and Banking experience for 10 years so do I need IELTS to apply direct PR ?

  52. HI,
    I have done B.Tech in computer science and engineering. I have 10 years of experience in software testing. My age is 34 will be 35 in December. Recently I appeared for IELTS and my overall band is 7(L8, R7, W6, and S6.5).
    I am getting overall 60 points(w/o IELTS score) which makes me eligible to file visa. Please confirm do I require 7 in each band to file 190 visa in Australia or my above score is sufficient to file visa 190?

  53. Hi
    I am interested to apply for Australia PR . I am having engineering Degree with 12 years of SAP Basis and SAP Solution Manager expertise
    Currently working in Singapore from Jan 2016

  54. Hi Dilip,

    I had applied for EOI on 21st Dec 2015 under 190 NSW State Sponsorship with 60 points, for 261313, with overall IELTS score 7 (L:8, R:7, W:6.5, S:7).
    I have not received any invitation yet. Is there any chance to get Invitation ?


    1. Hello Yogesh,
      You need to be on constant check out for different states which are getting opened for your skill. recently you lost the opportunity to apply for QLD state nomination who has accepted applications for 6 in all bands. Better use an agent who can update you on regular intervals. NSW state nomination is totally at their discretion. Send your complete profile for evaluation , see if you can get further points to expedite your application.

  55. Hi Dilip,

    I am a nurse and I will be applying for the skilled independent visa subclass 189 in Australia. Which IELTS module shall I take? Thank you in advance.

  56. Hi Dilip,

    I arrived in Australia this month only. I am on visa 457. I am a Mechanical Engineer with almost 10 years experience. I took IELTS (General) in June-2016 and scored overall 7 (Listening – 8, Reading – 7, Writing – 6.5 and Speaking -7).

    Am I eligible to apply for PR, if I am how long would I need to wait ?

    1. Hello Ashu,
      Yes you will have options to lodge your PR application. I need more details from you to advise you better. send me your resume to advise you better. My email id is I can connect you to my Australia office counsellors to help you through the PR process.

      with regards


  57. Hi Dilip,
    I have a B.Tech degree and am presently working in a telecom based company in India since 2 years as Engineer.
    I am planning for post graduation in Australia. Preferred Field:Engineering/Project management.I am in a lost space presently as my background check relating to course and job opportunities in Australia do not provide sufficient reliable information to reach a conclusion.Hence i seek your perspective on the same.
    If it is a good option and has good scope of opportunities at present which universities should I target?
    Apart from the above stated, I am planning to write IELTS hence could you also let me know which module should I go ahead with?

    Thanks for your time.

    1. Hello Swapni,
      Choosing project management in engineering is a good options , but you need a career planner to choose right program for your future. so send me your inputs of what you wanted to become in your life in an email to me. I will advise you a program which suits your imaginations and goals in your life. Which will also take you to a proper career direction.


  58. Hi,

    I am a software engineer with 7 years of experience and I am planning to apply for Australian PR under “Skilled Independent Subclass 189”.
    Without IELTS/PTE my total score is 55 points(65 points in total required).
    My query is mainly regarding IELTS score.
    If I score average 6.5 or 7 ( 6.5 plus in all sections) I will get 10 points and I will be eligible to apply. I got to know, for ACS/ICT(Computer Science) applicants IELTS avg 8 and in all section 8 is required to
    get a PR. Is that true?Apart from eligibility , how far a band score of 7 and 8 matter for getting a PR for a software engineer?

    Thanks in advance

    1. Hello Sidd,
      Software engineer is their in the skill occupation list which will give you eligibility for 189 sublass of visa. you will only 0 points if you get 6 in all bands are any where less than 7 in all bands in IELTS or 65 in all bands in PTE. But if you have 6 in all bands in IELTS and eligible to get 55 points , you can opt for 190 subclass which will be also a PR.


  59. hi
    i completed graduation, MBA post graduation in finance and banking…i have 6 years of work experience..i want to migrate to australia under visa class 189..i want to know IELTS academic or general is required? and what band is required out of 9?pls reply.

  60. Hi,
    I have an IELTS score of overall 7.0 bands with 8.0 in listening, 7.0 in reading, 7.0 in writing and 6.5 in speaking. The IELTS I took is Academic. Can I use this in place of General Training if I want to apply for Australian immigration?

  61. Hi,

    I am CA in India for last 8 years, but have not been able to get all 7 points in IELTS, is it possible to get PR through other way ?
    I dont want to go for student visa

  62. Hi.
    I got two IELTS test scores. given below
    Test 1: L-8.5, R-8.0, W-6.5, S-7.5, overall= 7.5
    test 2: L-8.5, R-9.0 w-7.0, S-6.5, Overall= 8

    Does it count as 7.0 in all sections if if apply for 189 visa? Or do I have to get all through 7.0 in a single test score?
    Thanks in advance.

    1. Hello Khadija,
      You need to get 7 in all components in a single sitting. with your current scores you will not get points for your English test.


  63. I have an IElTS score of 6.5, Listening -7, Speaking and Writing – 6.5 and Reading 5.5. I have an total experience of 13 years plus in Telecom.

    Can i get PR for Australia or Canada.

    Please let me know

    1. Hello Roseline,
      For getting nurse skills assessment you need IELTS 7 in all bands. so you better take the test once again and send me all the test results and your resume to advice you better.


  64. Hello Dilip,

    I want to apply for Australian PR Under 190 subclass. I have done the M.Sc [IT] after B.A . I have 12 years total experience as developer programmer/web developer. I have started small web development company [IT] in 2012.

    I would like to apply my application for Brisbane (QLD). Please do let me know too if I can apply with Hardware Technician in Brisbane.

    Here are my detailsl

    Age : 36
    Qualification : M.Sc [IT]
    Work Experience : 12 years
    IELTS Exam : 6 each all modules

    Martial status: Married.

    I would also like to know who I can claim the spouse 5 points. (Is it only required only positive skill assessment or PTE/ IELTS bands required, if yes then how many bands ?))

    Her details as below:

    Age: 31
    Qualification : B.A
    Fashion Designing Advance Diploma – 3 years

    Experience : 0 years

    IELTS Exam : Not Given

    I would appreciate your valuable comments/suggestions for my queries.


    1. Hello Shridul,
      Selection of a skill will depend on your previous experience. So better you share your resume to understand which skill you can fit into. for getting spouse points she needs to be skilled and have skilled work experience which is on the skill occupation list. she also need to score IELTS 6 in all bands if she has to give you 5 points. In your scenario she cannot provide you 5 points for your PR application.


  65. I just came to know that 7 each is not needed in 1 attempt for Australian immigration , it is equivalent to
    7 each in 2 attempts subjected to 3 conditions
    1) both attempts are not 6 months apart
    2) in both attempts you have min 7 average
    3) in both attempts you have no module less than 6.5 score
    Can you please confirm it ?

  66. Hi Dilip,

    I got 6.5 bands overall LWR-6 each and speaking 7 in IELTS, I am 30 years old and BCA graduate, I have 9+years of IT experience in software testing,I want to apply for Australia PR,Please suggest it is possible in my scenario.

    Thanks and Regards,

  67. Hi dilip,

    Please find my details

    Exp-9+ in software testing
    Bca graduate
    Ielts score

    Please suggest me that i can go for which country PR either australia or canada , is it possible for my profile or not
    , moreover i am interested for australia


  68. Hi Dilip,
    i am uzma, trying to get information before i apply for immigration. my details are:
    study :graduate in nursing
    experince :5 years
    ilets GT: 7.5 bands
    how to start the process?
    my fiance is accountant , his ilets is 6 . wat he can add in my application? kindly reply

  69. Hello Dilip,

    I am applying for student visa subclass 500, I have been admitted to PhD study in Engineering at University of Queensland after finishing 1 year master degree in UK. The university has admitted me without providing any English language test results.

    When I checked the document checklist page on the official government website based on my country of passport (Jordan) and education provider it didn’t mention that I need to provide evidence of my English language skills for the student visa.

    Even though, it is mentioned in the general website that you might be exempt from providing evidence if one of specific conditions applies, none of these conditions applies to my situation except the first one which I am not sure if it is applies to my case or not:
    “you are enrolled in full-time school studies as a principal course including in a secondary exchange programme, a postgraduate research course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), and Foreign Affairs or Defence sponsored students”

    Can you please advise me what I have to do in this case? I didn’t lodge my application yet but I have to lodge it very soon and there are no close date for IELTS exam in my country.

  70. Hello sir, I have done iti in tool and die making. I have 12 year experience in die casting company . sir how much band score required for job in Aurtalia. Please

  71. Hi this is Anirudh,
    I B.COM graduate from India and i am having 1.5 years of experience as Finance Analyst in MNC company and now i am planning to do ELICOS course IELTS in Australia and will i get visa for this purpose and if i got can i Search for job at the same time will i get jib after 3 month kindly someone advice me.

    Waiting for someone’s Valuable Comment.

  72. I am soon applying for a 485 visa. However, I have some questions about my IELTS:
    1) I have an academic IELTS results valid until July 23, 2018 (so it will expire soon). If I lodge my 485 visa application online on July 16, 2018 (1 week before my IELTS results expire), will it still be a valid document and will Immigration accept it?

    2) If I need to take another IELTS for a 485 visa, which one should I take- academic or general?

    1. Hello kris,
      your english score should be valid even at the time of grant so , I would advice you to take up a new PTE Academic test and lodge your 489 visa.

      with regards


  73. Dear Sir,

    I am a Staff Nurse working in Muscat (MOH) . I scored IELTS brand score of 7 except 6.5 in writing. If i Improve and gain 7 in writing on my next try. Whether i can club my marks for Australian Visa.

    Kindly Advise

    1. Hello Meera,
      No you cannot club your IELTS score for Australian visa but if you take up OET then you can club your scores. For more information look into my webiste or contact me directly.

    1. Hello Biraj,
      What is your skill? what qualification you have? where do you live? give me your complete details to help you in the current situation.


  74. Hi are there english examption if you have studied for five years in secondary school. Fod 457 granted before April 18, 2017 if you apply 186 through TRTS.

  75. Hi Dilip,

    I am Ekta, I got this website from, I am currently working on my NZ EOI and wanted to know if you provide help with the same as well. Below are my details.

    I also would like to know my prospects in Australia as well.

    IELTS overall 7
    work experience in IT: 8+
    total work experience about 10 Yrs
    Highest Qualification: MS

    Thank you,

  76. I am a primary applicant with BCA and 8 years of work exp my total points are 60 including 10 points of PTE.
    My wife has also done BCA with 3 years of work exp as Social worker we both are on the same occupation list.
    We both have cleared PTE for 10 points

    My question is

    Can i claim my partners 10 points after Nov 2019. As she has done BCA and worked as a social worker voluntarly .

    Aakash Dixit

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