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What is the difference between 491 vs 489 visa?

IELTS Australasia — August 23rd, 2019

Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa replaces the 489 Visa (Skilled Regional) in November 2019. What are the benefits for you? The visa is now valid for five years. You can claim more points. And, access to more eligible occupations. Let's have a look at the difference between 491 vs 489 visa.

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English teacher Jay does computer-delivered IELTS

IELTS Australasia — July 31st, 2019

English teachers don’t usually sit an English language proficiency test, right? Read here what happens when English language expert Jay does IELTS on computer. And, he'll also share some tips with you.

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IELTS on computer vs IELTS on paper

IELTS Australasia — July 20th, 2019

If you’ve done IELTS before, you might know the paper test. So, what about the computer test? IELTS on computer is exactly the same test as paper-based IELTS, but instead of writing your answers on paper, you will type them on a computer. Read the benefits of computer here.

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10 fun things to do in Australia in 2020

IELTS Australasia — July 20th, 2019

Mark your calendar and tick off these fun festivals, events and traditions to make your Australian stay in 2020 an unforgettable one. Boats built of beer cans or pumpkin bowls are among the unique experiences you must try in the Land Down Under.

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Which IELTS test should I take?

IELTS Australasia — July 17th, 2019

Which IELTS test should you take? There are two tests available: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. The test you choose should be based on what it is you want to do. The Academic test is usually for entry into university. General training is used for migration purposes.

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How much does IELTS cost?

IELTS Australasia — July 10th, 2019

What is the IELTS test fee? The cost for an IELTS test in Australia is $340.00. The price for the exam is the same whether you take IELTS General Training or IELTS Academic. There is no separate registration fee or payment processing fee. There is also no late payment fee. However, in some locations the test fee can be slightly higher. Read more.

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Online IELTS training program for teachers

IELTS Australasia — June 21st, 2019

English language teachers in Australia can now receive professional development points for IDP’s ‘IELTS Teacher Training Program’ following English Australia’s decision to formally recognise the online course. How? Read more here.

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Does using AI eliminate bias? MIT doesn’t think so.

IELTS Australasia — June 5th, 2019

Researchers from MIT –the top university in the world– found that Artificial Intelligence, is biased. So, what does it mean when machines that are testing your English language ability are unfair? Read it here.

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Computer-delivered IELTS now available at UNSW Global

IELTS Australasia — May 9th, 2019

If you need to demonstrate English language proficiency for work, study or migration, you can now take IELTS on a computer at UOW College Australia at the University of Wollongong.

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8 Australian PR visas you need to know about

IELTS Australasia — February 26th, 2019

Do you want to come to Australia? Or apply to live here permanently? You’ll need Australian Permanent Residency. We've listed 8 Australian PR visas you could apply for. Check the requirements here.

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IELTS Australia invites all test takers and English students to practice their English by writing a blog for publication. Would you like to participate? You can by emailing us a blog post about learning English and studying in Australia, or your experience living in Australia. Don’t forget to tell us a little about yourself!

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