The Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Public Accountants and CPA Australia have announced
they will all accept TOEFL test scores and Pearson scores to demonstrate English language proficiency for
skills assessments and professional accreditation from 1 November 2014.
Meanwhile, The Institute of Public Accountants will also accept Cambridge English language test results in 1
From November 2014, the department will accept English language test scores from the Test of English as a
Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) and the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) across
the Temporary Graduate, Skilled, Former Resident and Work and Holiday visa programmes. Scores from the
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test will also be accepted from early 2015.
These tests are alternatives to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Occupational
English Test (OET), and have been accepted in the Student visa programme since 2011.
Student visa applicants can continue to provide scores from IELTS, OET, TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic or
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE).