IELTS for Studying in Australia


All major Australian colleges and universities accept IELTS as proof of English skill.

Study in Australia with IELTS

Just like you, people choose IELTS to support their study ambitions in Australia. They know more than 10,000 organisations globally accept IELTS. It is the most respected test of English in the world. With IELTS, you know that your score can help you with an Australian study visa. It also helps you with entry into Australian universities, schools, training colleges and other tertiary institutions.

IELTS has 50 test venues in Australia. We know getting the results you need is important for your study in Australia. So, that’s why IELTS also offers you more free practice material than any other language test. IELTS helps you succeed.

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Find out which universities accept IELTS in Australia

What is the required IELTS score for studying in Australia?

Most universities and academic institutions have different requirements when it comes to IELTS scores. So, what is the best way to find out about the requirements for the course you’re interested in? Of course, you can contact the course provider directly. But you can also get in touch with an education counsellor. They have access to information of multiple education providers.

Study in Australia

Are you looking to stay in Australia for education purposes? An Australian Student Visa (subclass) is your starting point. Generally, you can apply for a student visa by enrolling in:

  • English Courses
  • Vocational Courses
  • University Courses

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What can you do on a Student Visa?

Study and Work in Australia

Most student visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours every two weeks. This only applies while your course is in session. When you’re on holidays from your studies, you can work unlimited hours. If you do a Masters by research or doctorate, you can also work unlimited hours. Check your visa conditions for more information.

Stay long-term

A student visa will let you stay in Australia during your studies. So, you can stay in Australia as long as you are studying. Some university degrees can be 5-years long. If you want to stay after your studies, check Moving to Australia.


On a student visa, you can travel in and out of Australia as many times as you want. This is great if you want to return home during the holidays to visit friends and family.

Obtain an Australian diploma

The real benefit of studying in Australia is getting a world-class education. By studying here, you can obtain an internationally recognised Diploma, Bachelor Degree or Master’s Degree. Or you can undertake a research qualification and get your PhD. Around the world, people recognise the high standards of Australian qualifications. So, an Australian education may be your ticket to a work visas. It may also let you remain in Australia as a Permanent Resident.

Post-Graduate visa

The Australian Government introduced a post-study work visa in 2013. It allows some international students completing an Australian degree to remain here. As a result, you can gain work experience after you graduate. Graduates of a bachelor and masters by coursework degree can apply for a two-year work visa. This increases to three years for masters by research graduates. PhD graduates can stay for four years. Read more about moving to Australia.

Include a partner or a family member

You can include your family members and/or your partner with your student visa. This means that your family can join you in Australia while you study.

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Academic or General Training

Which test do you need to study in Australia?

Take IELTS Academic test if you want to study at university or college as an undergraduate or postgraduate student. Sometimes you should take the Academic test join or gain entry into a professional institution. IELTS General Training
tests your every-day, non-academic English.

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Australian student visa

Australian study visa requirements might seem complicated. But there is some useful information regarding student visas and studying in Australia on the Australian government website. There are also providers who offer free student visa services.

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I completed my Bachelor of Computer Science in India and worked for three years as a technical support consultant. With the help of IDP Education, I applied to study a Masters of Business Information Management and Systems at La Trobe University.

Khushnawazi Amalsadiwalla, provisioning analyst, Masters graduate, PR of Australia.