To be eligible for a Skilled visa and migrate to Australia you need to have at least Upper Intermediate English.
Your level of English is determined by the results you obtain on an international English language exam. There are five different English language tests you can take, the General IELTS Test, the TOEFL iBT, the Pearson English Language Test (PTE), the Cambridge Advanced (CAE), or the Occupational English Test (OET). Each exam has four components that test four language skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. You need to reach a defined pass mark on each part of the exam to pass the test.
It does not matter which test you take and you can take the test as many times as you want.
If you need to improve your English, you can study in your home country, take an on-line course, or you can come to Australia on a Student visa to take an English language (ELICOS) course. If you come to Australia to study English you can work 20 hours a week while studying. Not only will you earn money to help cover the cost of living in Australia, but you will have a brilliant environment to practice your English on a daily basis.
VisAustralia recommends you take an on-line course and then register to take one of the English language exams. Once you have your exam results, you will know your real level of English and be able to decide whether you need to come to Australia to study English, can enrol directly in another kind of course, or can even apply for a Skilled visa directly from your country.
Studying any course in Australia in English will allow you to boost your level and gain real confidence with the language.
Different English language study options are set out below.
VisAustralia has partnered with English Key, an on-line English institute based in Melbourne, Australia, to bring you top quality online English test preparation and general English courses.
English Key runs general English language courses and specialised test preparation courses. The courses are inexpensive and will give you the preparation you need to take on the world!
The available courses include one-to-one classes, live classes, small group options, a mock test with comprehensive speaking and writing feedback and much more! Classes are offered at times that will be convenient for you no matter where you are.
To celebrate the partnership VisAustralia and English Key are proud to offer a 10% discount from standard English Key course fees to all VisAustralia clients.
To access the discount please use the DISCOUNT CODE: EKVisAU10 when you pay for a course or request more information from English Key about courses.
DISCOUNT CODE: EKVisAU10
Australia is an ideal place to learn English if you want fantastic weather and a relaxed lifestyle.
Attending an English course in Australia is one of the best ways to maximize your Australian experience. From deserts to vineyards, beaches to cities, you will get to practice your new English skills everywhere. Studying is not only an opportunity to improve your English but also an opportunity to make new friends from all over the world.
Australia offers a range of English language learning options from courses for beginners and intermediate level students through to courses for those who want to teach English.
Depending on your English level you could enrol in an English only course or package an English language course with another course. This allows you to study English for a semester and reach the required level to start your main course without taking an English language exam.
At VisAustralia we take the time to understand your circumstances and provide you with advice about your education and migration options. Our skilled education consultants have provided assistance and advice for countless students.
Contact us. You can call, email or send us an enquiry online.
One of our consultants will talk you through a range of study options that best suit your needs and assist you develop a study path.
When you have a confirmation of enrolment (COE) in place, our qualified migration agents will then assist you apply for a student visa.