United States : New secure English test now available for Australian visa applications.
Pearson, the world s leading learning company, is pleased to
announce that its secure English language test, PTE Academic, can now be
used to apply for Australian visas.
PTE Academic has been used to prove English proficiency for student
visas in Australia for the past five years.
However, from today the Department of Immigration Border
Protection (DIBP) will accept PTE Academic for temporary graduate,
skilled, work and holiday, and former resident visa programmes.
David Barnett, MD of Pearson Australia said: By providing secure,
computer-based English language testing, PTE Academic unlocks
opportunities for study, work and migration to Australia. When it comes
to proving English ability as part of an Australian visa, we can help
applicants by offering faster test results and flexible test dates. PTE
Academic is already widely accepted around the world, including for all
UK visas, so it is good to see the Australian government offering more
choice for visa applicants.
The advantages of Pearson s PTE Academic English test are: Faster
results for visa applicants. PTE Academic delivers English test results
in five business days. Flexible test dates. PTE Academic runs flexible
English test sessions throughout the year, with booking up to 24 hours
before the test date.
Highly secure tests. PTE Academic minimises fraud by using CCTV
monitoring, palm-vein scanning and biometric security measures so that
governments, employers and institutions can be confident that scores are
World-leading assessment capabilities. Globally, Pearson sets and
marks over 100 million assessments each year, and uses this expertise to
build secure, accurate tests.
Since the Australian government accepted PTE Academic for student
visas in 2009, the test has been rapidly adopted across the country. PTE
Academic is accepted by every Australian university as well as
professional associations such as CPA Australia and the Australian
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