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42 Universities in Australia for IELTS Score of 5.5 and Above

IDP IELTS — March 10th, 2021

Want to study in Australia, but not sure what IELTS score you need for admission? Here’s a full list of colleges and universities in Australia accepting IELTS for entry into undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses. Check our full table that contains the list of college and universities in Australia accepting IELTS band score of 5.5 and above, including the following IELTS Overall Scores, Listening Scores, Reading Scores, Writing Scores and Speaking Scores.

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NSW adds 10 new occupations to Skilled Occupation List for permanent visa subclass 190

IDP IELTS — February 17th, 2021

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, announced in February 2021 that it will add 10 new occupations to its Skilled Occupation List. That’s for Permanent Visa (subclass 190). Check if your occupation is listed.

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PTE have made changes to how they compare to IELTS. Will this impact you?

IDP IELTS — December 21st, 2020

In December 2020, Pearson released a new report. It compared PTE-A results to IELTS, the world’s gold-standard for English language tests. The report details that at an IELTS Band 7.0 to an IELTS Band 9.0, PTE-A test-takers will need a higher score to be equivalent to IELTS. Here’s what you need to know and what others have said. And, see all the information in one place.

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Will Using a Mask Affect Your Speaking Test?

IDP IELTS — November 25th, 2020

If I wear a mask, will it affect my Speaking test score? The short answer is: No, not in your IELTS Speaking test because we use real examiners. But some other tests, like Pearson PTE Academic, require you to talk to a computer, where it may affect your score. Read more here.

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Full list of Australian migration places in 2020 & 2021

IDP IELTS — October 11th, 2020

The Australian government has announced big changes to the migration program places for 2020 and 2021. Find out what the available places are for every visa category. Access our full list of Australian migration places in 2020 & 2021 here.

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How do you get an IELTS band 4.5 for functional English?

IDP IELTS — October 11th, 2020

Do you need an IELTS band 4.5 to show functional English? If you’re planning to apply for an Australian partner visa, you may require IELTS 4.5. So, what does this mean? And what should you do to get an IELTS band 4.5? We’ll explain it to you here.

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Covid-19 Visa for Australia (Subclass 408)

IDP IELTS — August 2nd, 2020

New travel restrictions were launched, and some people got stuck in other countries. Even so, several countries have made visa arrangements to take care of emergencies. For countries like Australia, there’s a visa specifically for Covid-19, known as the Covid 408 visa.

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Covid-safe IELTS testing continues in Australia

IDP IELTS — June 11th, 2020

Due to Covid-19, official requirements resulted in the suspension of IELTS testing in many places around the world. Yet, in locations where it is permitted and safe to do so, IELTS testing continues to go ahead. Additional precautions are place to help protect the health of test takers and staff.

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Skilled Nominated Visa: Subclass 190

IELTS — May 8th, 2020

Australia enjoys a great climate, a good standard of living and a relatively high domestic income compared to the global average. While migration to Australia can be challenging, Visa Subclass 190 provides an opportunity for people to live and work anywhere in the country. Under this visa, nominated skilled workers can attain permanent residence and…

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Migration to Australia for Nurses

IDP IELTS — June 8th, 2021

Nursing is one of the most favourable occupations for migration to Australia. It is a pathway to Permanent Residency. This article goes through the most important things you need to know if you are looking to migrate to Australia as a nurse. Read more.