The IELTS Migration Guide for work and study


IELTS helps people achieve their migration goals. It is the most widely used and respected measure of English skill in Australia for study, work and migration.

If you’re interested in migrating to Australia for work, study or personal reasons, it’s good to do a bit of research. Because an English language test is often a visa requirement, we’ll provide some background information about what types of visas are available and what Australia has to offer you.

Check what Australian visa you need

Find out who accepts IELTS in Australia

Australia started to feel more and more like home. I was getting increasingly sure that this was where I wanted to raise my son. I began the process of applying for permanent residency.

Namrata Patil, IT Specialist and permanent resident of Australia from India.

What Australian visa do you need?

When you intend to migrate to Australia, it’s useful to know what visas there are. In general, visas are divided in the following categories:

Immigration and the law

Legislation about immigration changes frequently. It’s important to check the Australian Department of Home Affairs website for changes that may apply to you. If you want Australian student visa, work visa, or PR, you need to lodge an application with the Australian Government. You may want to consider getting support from a lawyer or migration agent. However, you can also get free advice for student visas.