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

Computer Society.

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