IELTS v.s Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) | My personal findings
By Stuart16Hi all,
I'm new to the forum, very interesting reading everyone's comments good and bad. I'm 34 and will be moving over with my wife and our young daughter, can't wait for a new adventure.
Submitted my EOI carpenter subclass 190 today with 60 points. Received my IELTS score this morning, very frustrating as I could've done with the 20 points. My results were-
Speaking - 8.5
So close yet so far, seriously annoying but anyway EOI submitted and I'll probably give them more money and sit it again.
Are there any carpenters on here who have received an invite on 60 points recently?
Thanks in advance.
I have few queries regarding 887 pre requisite.
To apply for 887 applicant must fulfil the criteria of 2yr stay in designated area and 1 yr full employment.
My question is.
1. Above rule apply only to primary applicant?
2. What if primary applicant have completed 2 yr but dependent have not cometed 2yr in designated. Can a primary applicant still apply for 887?
3. IELTS/PTE is required again if last IELTS score is more than 3yr?
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I have just submitted my Engineers Australia (EA) migration skills assessment application based on my degree qualifications only. This includes BEng civil engineering degree under Washington Accord and a further MSC degree.
I did not include an English competency test as I am British and a native English speaker (trying to temporarily save money on test). I also did NOT submit an additional assessment for my skilled employment as I did not think they were necessary to get a successful outcome from EA.
I have 2 queries I hope you can help me with please:
1. I subsequently have booked an IELTS test as I now realise I need this for my EOI to gain the points. Am I able to append my IELTS results to my EA application or does the English competency not really matter for EA?
2. Do I need to have my employment assessed by EA using the additional assessment service? Or can I demonstrate my employment during my EOI application on skills select?
My points summary
I am almost 37 with 10 years work experience in civil engineering. Therefore I'm claiming 25 points for age, 15 points for qualifications, 15 points for UK work experience. This gives me 55 points but i need 60 so hopefully by taking the IELTS I will get the additional 5.
Can anybody help clarify my 2 queries as I'm concerned I rushed my EA application in my eagerness to get the ball rolling and that I've messed up by not including a work experience request or an English test result.
By wahidhi everyone,
i took the ielts test last may 6, 2017 and results came after 13days. i felt shattered at that time as my writing score did not meet with my expectation. is there any success stories of re-evaluation here? i just need another .5 to make it 7 so that i can apply for bridging program for nursing.
By Cerberus1Under the Government's recently proposed changes, migrants will have to pass an IELTs 6 test, which is university-level English that includes writing an academic essay.
Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Zed Seselja said raising English standards could reduce isolation, and hence the risk of radicalisation.
"We know that where there are high levels of isolation there is a danger of radicalisation. We know that's one of the dangers," he said.
"To the extent that people feel part of a community, to extent they are able to get along with fellow citizens, interact with their fellow citizens, I guess radicalisation is less of a risk, whilst I do acknowledge there are far more complex aspects to radicalisation as well."
But Labor MP Anne Aly, who is an Egyptian-born counter-terrorism expert, disagrees.
"To suggest that having academic-level English is some kind of magic panacea to radicalisation I think grossly misunderstands radicalisation," she said.
"There is absolutely no empirical evidence to suggest there is any relationship between an individual's English language competence and their propensity to become radicalised to any form of violence."
Dr Aly also used to teach English and believes level 6 IELTs for citizenship sets a high bar.
"Do we really expect people to be able to do that? Do all jobs require you to write an essay?" She asked.