COVID-19 and at home language tests
Some test providers offer alternative versions of their tests that you can take at home or online, such as TOEFL iBT – Special Home Edition, OET@Home and IELTS Indicator. Home Affairs does not accept any ’at-home’ or ‘online’ test for Australian migration purposes.
Tests accepted by the Department are listed in the table below. If you have questions about a particular test, you must contact the test provider.
To prove you have functional English, show us evidence that:
- you are a citizen of and hold a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom*, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland. *British National (Overseas) passports are not acceptable as evidence of functional English.
- you completed a degree, a higher degree, a diploma or a trade certificate in an institution in or outside Australia that required at least two years of full-time study and all instructions were in English
- you undertook your education at:
|a primary school and secondary school where all instruction was in English in or outside Australia||All years of primary and at least 3 years of secondary study|
|a secondary school in or outside Australia where all instruction was in English||At least 5 years of study|
|an institution in Australia where all instruction was in English||At least 1 year of full-time study towards an award|
|an institution in Australia where all instruction was in English||The part-time equivalent of 1 year of full-time study towards an award|
- in the 12 months before you applied for the visa, you scored one of the following:
Some visas will allow you to submit other forms of evidence. Check the relevant visa pages to find out.