Do i need to do IELTS exam?

Old Mar 24th 2013, 6:57 pm
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Hi all, can someone please advise me as to whether i need to do the IELTS exam if i'm planning to apply for state sponsorship (either WA or Vic)? I'm from the UK and have a MSc and BA hons.. many thanks, z
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Old Mar 24th 2013, 8:43 pm
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No it would be impossible to tell you on that limited information.
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Yes you will need it for skills assessment and also for main application. Check whether you need general or academic. Some skills assessments require academic. You need to get score of 8 in all parts for 20 points.
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Default Re: Do i need to do IELTS exam?

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Yes you will need it for skills assessment and also for main application. Check whether you need general or academic. Some skills assessments require academic. You need to get score of 8 in all parts for 20 points.
There are very few skills assessments that require IELTS, certain people do not need it for the main visa application and you do not know what points the OP already has or needs.

As I mentioned, it is impossible to answer the question accurately.
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I'm looking to apply under 261314 Software Tester or 135112 ICT Project Manager - if that helps as to whether i need to take the IELTS? z
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I'm looking to apply under 261314 Software Tester or 135112 ICT Project Manager - if that helps as to whether i need to take the IELTS? z
Hi Zen,

Whether or not you need IELTS for DIAC will be explained here - http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/booklets/1119.pdf

If you need it for you skills assessment, it should be explained on the relevant site - similarly you would need to check the state sites for their requirements
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Default Re: Do i need to do IELTS exam?

Ive checked my points and id would need to score 20 on this test to qualify for the 60 points.
What is it equivalent to?
Is this like getting a grade A at A level or something simliar? Can you say what superior score is?
Or is it a basic test, to confirm your english is OK.
Im a native english speaker, british citizen, who got a B at O level. What am i likely to score?
Cheers,

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Default Re: Do i need to do IELTS exam?

Originally Posted by Heatseeker123 View Post
Ive checked my points and id would need to score 20 on this test to qualify for the 60 points.
What is it equivalent to?
Is this like getting a grade A at A level or something simliar? Can you say what superior score is?
Or is it a basic test, to confirm your english is OK.
Im a native english speaker, british citizen, who got a B at O level. What am i likely to score?
Cheers,
From the IELTS website:

Band 9: Expert user: has fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.

Band 8: Very good user: has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.

Band 7: Good user: has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.

Band 6: Competent user: has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.
To score 20 points you will need at least 8 in EACH category

From what you've written I would suggest you start practicing grammar and spelling, including capitalizing 'I' and the use of apostrophes. There are a few IELTS threads with links on how to improve your scores
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I have checked my points. I'd need to score 20 on this test to qualify for the 60 points.
What is this equivalent to?
Is this like getting a grade A at A level. Can this be compared to a similar type of examination? Is anyone aware of what constitutes 'a superior score' ?
Is this a basic test? Is it used to determine that you can communicate with the locals on a 'superior' level?
I'm a native English speaker, British citizen, i achieved a B at O level. What am i likely to score?
Thanks !


So does this get me 20 points?
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Default Re: Do i need to do IELTS exam?

Originally Posted by Heatseeker123 View Post
I have checked my points. I'd need to score 20 on this test to qualify for the 60 points.
What is this equivalent to?
Is this like getting a grade A at A level. Can this be compared to a similar type of examination? Is anyone aware of what constitutes 'a superior score' ?
Is this a basic test? Is it used to determine that you can communicate with the locals on a 'superior' level?
I'm a native English speaker, British citizen, i achieved a B at O level. What am i likely to score?
Thanks !


So does this get me 20 points?
Didn't you read the answer given above?
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Default Re: Do i need to do IELTS exam?

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I'm looking to apply under 261314 Software Tester or 135112 ICT Project Manager - if that helps as to whether i need to take the IELTS? z
First of all you do not need IELTS for your Skills Assessment as ACS do not request IELTS, and you do not need IELTS to apply for VISA since you hold a UK passport, however if you want to claim points for English Language you need to score 7 in each band to get 10 points and 8 in each band to get 20 points at the DIAC points test.

To secure a State Nomination, in my opinion most of the states request IELTS 7 points in each band.

I hope i answered your question.

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Default Re: Do i need to do IELTS exam?

Originally Posted by Heatseeker123 View Post
I have checked my points. I'd need to score 20 on this test to qualify for the 60 points.
What is this equivalent to?
Is this like getting a grade A at A level. level? Can this be compared to a similar type of examination? Is anyone aware of what constitutes 'a superior score' a 'superior score' ?
Is this a basic test? Is it used to determine that you can communicate with the locals on a 'superior' level?
I'm a native English speaker, British citizen, and i I achieved a B at O level. What am i I likely to score?
Thanks !


So does this get me 20 points?
Probably not.
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