Interanational English Language Testing (IELTS)

International English Language Test System (IELTS)
We'll accept an IELTS Academic examination certificate that confirms you achieved:

an overall score of at least 7
at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7 in the reading, listening and speaking sections.
We updated this requirement on Wednesday 5 December 2018.

Combining IELTS test scores
You can achieve the required mark across two test sittings if:

you sit the tests within six months of each other
you’re tested in all four sections at the same time
all scores in both sittings are above 6.5, and
you achieve at least 6.5 in the writing section and at least 7 in the reading, listening and speaking sections in either of the two test sittings.

Examples of combining IELTS scores
Combined IELTS scores: Accepted
     Listening    Reading    Writing    Speaking
Test 1    7    6.5    6.5    7
Test 2    6.5    7    7.5    8
This combination would be accepted. The applicant has scored at least 7 in the listening, speaking and reading sections and at least 6.5 in the writing section in either of the two test sittings, and no score is lower than 6.5.

Combined IELTS scores: Not accepted
     Listening    Reading    Writing    Speaking
Test 1    6    7.5    6.5    7
Test 2    6.5    7    7.5    7.5
This application would not be accepted. The applicant has a score lower than 6.5.

Occupational English Test (OET)

Occupational English Test (OET)
We’ll accept an OET examination certificate that confirms you achieved:

at least a grade C+ in the writing section
at least a grade B in the reading, listening and speaking sections.
We updated this requirement on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

Combining OET test scores
You can achieve the required mark across two test sittings if:

you sit the tests within six months of each other
you’re tested in all four sections at the same time
all grades in both sittings are above grade C+, and
you achieve at least a grade C+ in the writing section and at least a grade B in the reading, listening and speaking sections in either of the two test sittings.

Examples of combining OET scores
Combined OET scores: Accepted
     Listening    Reading    Writing    Speaking
Test 1    B    B    C+    B
Test 2    B    C+    B    B
The applicant has scored at least grade B in the listening, speaking and reading sections and at least grade C+ in the writing section in either of the two test sittings, and no score is lower than grade C+.

Combined OET scores: Not accepted
     Listening    Reading    Writing    Speaking
Test 1    B    B    C+    B
Test 2    C    C+    B    B
This application would not be accepted. The applicant has scored lower than grade C+.