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Old 03-31-2012, 01:50 PM
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IELTS: General or Academic

How do I know which type of IELTS I have to take? Depending on my profession, on the visa type, on the state or something else?

The immigration site says that applicants only need to take the general training test unless advised otherwise by a registration or licensing body. Who should I contact to find that out? My employer, the immigration or someone else?

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Depending on your profession. Kindly refer DIAC web page


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Nemesis, thanks for your answer!

Nevertheless, I was unable to find any information that might help me. I have an MA in Anthropology and Linguistics, both falling under Social Professionals Nec 272499 - previously referred to in ASCO as 2529-79 - Social professionals (nec). This occupation group covers Social Professionals not elsewhere classified and is marked as Skill Level 1.

I'm still unable to find information regarding which type of IELTS I have to take in order to apply for a 457 visa. Please help if you can...

I've also emailed Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services (VETASSESS) asking for information and advice.

I found this information: for Australian immigration applications, the General IELTS test is required, generally with an overall score around 5.0 here English Study Success: IELTS - ********************** *Frequently Asked Questions about IELTS, but I'm still waiting for official confirmation.


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Old 04-01-2012, 01:48 AM
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As far as concern, the minimal band is 6 for general which doesn't contribute point but is a requirement.
However, the profession may have different requirement. If possibly, can you find your profession board in australia what's their requirement?


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I didn't manage to find information for my profession, but I emailed them, so I hope they'll tell me for sure.


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DIAC requires General IELTS for migration, worker visa, etc. Academic IELTS as the name indicates is for academic purposes, in other words, for admission in a university or institution.

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Thanks, amonsalve!

Just to be safe... I may have to choose a date when it's only possible to take the Academic, so I'm wondering. Even though General is sufficient for immigration, will the Academic work as well? Or do I have to take General and General only?

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Thanks, amonsalve!

Just to be safe... I may have to choose a date when it's only possible to take the Academic, so I'm wondering. Even though General is sufficient for immigration, will the Academic work as well? Or do I have to take General and General only?

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You're back in square one question.
Academic definitely on safe side, but have to put in big effort to score high band on each section.
My advise is you have to get confirm info 1st rather than proceeding to register the exam. This could save time and money.


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OK, thanks for the help! I'll try to work it out somehow.


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How do I know which type of IELTS I have to take? Depending on my profession, on the visa type, on the state or something else?

The immigration site says that applicants only need to take the general training test unless advised otherwise by a registration or licensing body. Who should I contact to find that out? My employer, the immigration or someone else?

Cheers!
For immigration purposes you have to take General Training whatever was the occupation you are nominating. Academic is only taken if you want to apply for university degrees and so..


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