The TOEFL® test is accepted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to fulfil the English-language proficiency requirements for many Australian sponsored and independent visa categories, including:
• Skilled migration
• Post-study Work
• Permanent Residence
• Work and Holiday
TOEFL scores are also accepted for Expressions of Interest through the SkillSelect system. View the TOEFL iBT® score requirements at http://www.immi.gov.au/FAQs/Pages/aelt.aspx.
The TOEFL Test Advantage
For 50 years, the TOEFL test has been the world’s premier English-language test. It is accepted by more than 9,000 organisations in 130 countries. More than 30 million people have taken the test.
The TOEFL iBT test measures the 4 core language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing. Test takers are required to combine multiple skills to summarise, evaluate and synthesise information.
ETS has made research the foundation of the TOEFL test. We have published more than 150 peer-reviewed research reports, numerous books, journal articles and book chapters to support test design and validity.
The TOEFL iBT test is the most accessible English-language proficiency test, delivered at thousands of test centres in more than 165 countries.
The test can be taken at test centres across Australia, including centres in Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney — and more are planned. Find a location near you at www.ets.org/toefl/register.
Test Preparation Resources
ETS provides a wealth of tools and resources at www.toeflgoanywhere.org to make it easier for test takers to do their best on the TOEFL test, including:
• Official guides and practice tests
• Video tips from test takers and teachers
• Test-day resources, including tips, a timeline, and a video showing what to expect on test day.
Scores and Score Reporting
Each of the 4 sections is scored on a scale from 0-30, for a total score of 0-120. TOEFL iBT scores are released quickly; test takers can view their scores online 10 days after the test.
The TOEFL test offers the fairest, most unbiased and objective scoring. No scoring takes place at TOEFL iBT test centres. All scoring is controlled centrally to support security and ensure consistency.
For more information about the TOEFL test, and to access a free toolkit of TOEFL resources for you and your clients, visit http://www.ets.org/toefl/teachers_advisors.