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    IELTS Score For Australia – A Definitive Guide

    We have had several enquiries recently regarding the IELTS requirements for Australia or more specifically, the actual IELTS score for Australia that is required to qualify for your Australian visa.  To assist (or at least have an article we could point people to) we’ve created the below to help answer these questions. IELTS Requirements For […] More

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    More choice in English language testing

    Applicants for a number of visas are being given more choice in English language testing. From November this year, people applying for Temporary Graduate, Skilled, Work and Holiday and Former Resident visas will be able to provide the department with a test score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL […] More

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    Learn English – Top Tips On How To Learn English

    As the number of Australian immigrants from non-English speaking countries continues to rise, the requirement to speak and write a high standard of English is becoming a more significant part of the Australian migration process. The IELTS or TOEFL  tests which need to be taken to support applications for many Australian Visa classes are for some […] More

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    Permanent Residence To Be Fast-Tracked For 457 Visa Holders

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 6 months, most of you will be aware of the reforms to the permanent employer sponsored migration program. One of the benefits to these reforms is the way in which the pathway for 457 visa holders to permanent residence will be simplified. The reforms, effective 1 July, […] More

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    TOEFL Scholarships Annouced – New Opportunities for Students

    GDU readers may be interested to know that Education Testing Services (ETS) the creator of the TOEFL test, has recently launched the 2012 TOEFL Scholarship Program – providing students with the opportunity to study “anywhere around the world” at an institution that accepts the TOEFL test. The scholarship program is designed to award TOEFL test […] More

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    Do I need to complete the IELTS test?

    I’ve noticed a recurring question keeps popping up in our forums about the IELTS test. IELTS or the International English Language Testing System measures a persons ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – a key requirement for folks who intend to study, work and generally […] More

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    TOEFL Test Score Equivalencies for Student Visas in Australia

    You may remember that in May of this year, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) announced that all international students who wish to study in Australia can now use TOEFL test scores as part of their visa application. Following this approval the Hon. Chris Bowen MP, has now accepted the test score equivalencies identified […] More

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    ETS Launches TOEFL Customer Support Centre to Accommodate Test Takers in Australia

    A couple of days ago, ETS announced a new customer support centre to provide assistance to students preparing to take the TOEFL test in Australia. ETS has provided this support centre after the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) recently announced that all international students who wish to study in Australia will soon be able […] More

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    Australia Approves TOEFL Test Scores for Student Visas

    The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) announced last week that all international students who wish to study in Australia can now use TOEFL test scores as part of their visa application. The TOEFL test is created by non-profit educational assessment and research organisation, Educational Testing Service (ETS). This announcement represents a significant change for […] More

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    Tips for taking the TOEFL test

    So, you’ve decided to pack your bags and head to Australia to study? If English is not your native language you may be required to demonstrate your English language skills to study at an Australian institution. The TOEFL test, developed by Educational Testing Service (ETS), is the most widely accepted English language assessment worldwide. It […] More

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    Western Australia Announces State Migration List

    The Western Australian Government have announced their State Migration Plan (SMP) this week with jobs to support the booming mining sector high on the list of jobs in demand. More immigration is needed by Australia’s mining industry due to a lack of skilled workers in Australia. It is very important for the industry to have […] More

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    Queensland’s State Migration – Eligible Occupations List Updated

    The Queensland State Government has recently updated their state skilled immigration program, including a list of eligible occupations for sponsorship. According to Senator Chris Bowen, the Gillard Government has a formal commitment to supporting the Australian economy by attracting more skilled migrants who can positively contribute to the workforce and this plan is one of […] More

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