MIGRATION
ASSESSMENT

English language proficiency

The English language proficiency requirement of the migration skills assessment is a mandatory component for all applicants. There are no exemptions.

CPA Australia must be able to verify your English language test results to use in your assessment. Providing a scanned copy of your test report or sharing your results through the test provider’s portal (PTE) will meet that requirement.

Note: Fraudulent submissions may lead to refusal of your application with no refund. Additionally, this information may be reported to Department of Home Affairs.

CPA Australia recognises the following programs or tests as meeting the English proficiency requirements of the general skills assessment:

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

For verification purposes, you must provide your Candidate ID number and secret number with your application. CPA Australia recognises CAE tests completed on or after 1 January 2015 only.

Minimum scores to be achieved are:


Listening Reading Writing Speaking
General skills assessment
185 185 185 185
Provisional skills assessment 169 169 169 169

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

CPA Australia can only accept the Academic IELTS test towards the general skills assessment. CPA Australia can accept either the Academic IELTS or the General IELTS towards the Provisional skills assessment.

The minimum scores to be achieved are:


Listening Reading Writing Speaking
General skills assessment
7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0
Provisional skills assessment 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0

PTE Academic

For verification purposes, you will need to authorise access to your results with “CPA Australia, Southbank” through your online PTE Academic Account.

Note: PTE results may not be available for verification for up to 72 hours after they have been shared online.

The minimum scores to be achieved are:


Listening Reading Writing Speaking
General skills assessment
65 65 65 65
Provisional skills assessment 50 50 50 50

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT

The minimum scores to be achieved are:

Listening Reading Writing Speaking
General skills assessment 24 24 27 23
Provisional skills assessment 12 13 21 18


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