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Scoring of PTE changes: “It is really hard”

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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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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IELTS for Migration Agents

IDP IELTS — October 1st, 2020

As the most respected English test in the world, IELTS offers free support to migration agents. Together, we help our test takers succeed. If you are a migration agent, have a look here to see how you can support your clients with IELTS.

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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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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

Vincent — May 8th, 2020

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.

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Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa: Subclass 491

IELTS — March 31st, 2020

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa: Subclass 491 by IELTS — March 31st, 2020 Australia is a prosperous western nation with a great standard of living and relatively high domestic income. People from around the world choose to live in Australia for many reasons, with the Visa Subclass 491 providing an opportunity to live, work, and…

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IELTS for Lawyers

IDP IELTS — March 10th, 2020

Taking IELTS if you are a lawyer? If you are a lawyer outside Australia and you want to migrate to Australia and practice law here, you must have your qualification assessed. Sometimes you need to take an IELTS test. Check the updated requirements for 2020 here.

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Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa: Subclass 489

IELTS — March 3rd, 2020

Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa: Subclass 489 Australia is a popular destination for people who are looking to start a new life. The high standard of living, relatively high wages, and fantastic work opportunities draw thousands of people each year. There are various avenues available to new migrants, including the Skilled Regional subclass 489 visa, or…