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Australian Visas

TOEFL® Scores are Accepted for Visas in the Student, Post-study, Business, Skilled Migration and Other Categories

For more than 45 years, Australian universities have accepted TOEFL® scores for admissions. Since 2011, students from around the world can also use their TOEFL scores as part of their student visa applications, which means you only need to take one test to apply to a university and for a student visa in Australia. Get more information about applying for Australian visas.

Since November 2014, the TOEFL test is also accepted to fulfill the English-language requirements for a range of temporary and permanent visas, both sponsored and independent, including:

  • Post-study
  • Business
  • Skilled Migration
  • Work and Holiday

TOEFL scores will also be accepted for Expressions of Interest through the SkillSelect system.

This means that Australian businesses will have access to a greater pool of potential employees whose English has been tested against an established global standard.

On the visa application, where it asks you to provide a "test certificate number" for your English-language proficiency test, use the Registration Number on your TOEFL score report.

Score Requirements

A summary of TOEFL iBT® test scores accepted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection is provided below.

Minimum TOEFL Score Requirements for Australian Visas

English-language Proficiency LevelTest ComponentTOEFL iBT Score
Functional Total Score 32
Total Score: 35
Listening 4
Reading 4
Writing 14
Speaking 14
Total Score: 60
Listening 12
Reading 13
Writing 21
Speaking 18
Total Score: 94
Listening 24
Reading 24
Writing 27
Speaking 23
Total Score: 110
Listening 28
Reading 29
Writing 30
Speaking 26

Receiving Your Scores

Score reports are available and can be viewed online in your TOEFL iBT account approximately 6 days after your test date. If you requested a paper copy, it will be mailed to you approximately 11 days after your test date. Please allow sufficient time for postal delivery from the United States.

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