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IELTS for Immigration to Australia

by Suresh Kumar

IELTS Australia

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I have planned for Immigration to Australia, recently I took IELTS test and my score was


but I need a band 7 in each. Is there any possibility of immigration with the available score?

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Jun 16, 2014
by: Anonymous

It depends on how much score you have to qualify for immigration.
if it is 60 then 6.5/6 is enough.

Jun 16, 2014
Immigration to Australia
by: Anonymous

Thanks for your comments, yes my eligibility is 60points, but my consultant asked me to submit 7 in each band,

Aug 24, 2014
may not be possible
by: Anonymous


you need to score 60 points of you want to migrate to Australia.
But you need minimum of band 6 in all modules only if you have 60 points with all other criteria.

If you are short of 60 points then getting individual band 7 gives you another 10 points.

overall, with the above test result it highly unlikely to apply for EOI- Australia.

Feb 27, 2015
immigration to australia
by: Anonymous


I scored listening 9
reading 7
writing 6.5
speaking 7.5

in the academic version
can i qualify for immigration as the principal applicant with this score.

Apr 26, 2015
not possile unless you have points from other areas
by: francis

If you leave offshore Australia, you might want to increase your point with IELTS.

If that`s your case,you need to score 7 in each four units.Your performance is really good but IELTS is tricky at times.

Try to work on the area where you scored below 7 and refresh your memory with practice tests in the other units.

I wish you the best.Use this website for your practice and try to buy the books as a way of contributing to the Site owner's effort

Sep 15, 2015
Ielts scores
by: Neil

i have scored 7.5/6.5/6/6.5
Is it possible for me to apply for a regional provisional visa to Australia
My points are 50 excluding ielts

Mar 04, 2016
Only 6.5 in writing , Australian immigration visa possible or not
by: Anonymous

I gave my general test,got my overall score 7, only 6.5 in writing. Is this score enough for filing visa.

Mar 12, 2016
Australian PR
by: Anonymous

I have got 8 yrs of exp into IT and IELTS score as L-5.5, R-6, S-6.5, W-6.5 and Overall 6. I'm i eligible apply for Australian PR as primary applicant? Please advice me.

Mar 30, 2016
please advise
by: Anonymous

I chose canada while registering for my IELTS can i use it for australian immigration?

Mar 31, 2016
please advise
by: IELTS buddy

I don't think that will be a problem. You can give your results to who you like when you have them.

But let the centre know in case they need to change anything on your application.

May 13, 2016
by: Anonymous

Sir I got over all 5 band score, can I apply PR immigration for Australia?

May 30, 2016
ielts score
by: Anonymous


My score is 7 overall and spouse score is 6. My score is R:7.5 W:7 L:7 and S:6.5.

Can I apply for PR to Australia?

Jun 07, 2016
whether ielts academic score is eligible for PR visa?
by: Anonymous


I gave IELTS academic exam in June 2015, and i got
7 band.

I wanted to know that whether IELTS academic score is eligible for PR visa?

Jun 07, 2016
Immigration to Australia
by: IELTS buddy

I don't know much about the requirements of PR to Australia. A poster below has said you need a total of 60 points.

You would really be best to check with immigration themselves:

Offcial Australian Government Website

If it's quite complicated you may need to speak to an agent but that will cost you.

What I do know is that immigration to Australia is based on a points system. If you look at this link you'll see that a certain amount of points are awarded for English Language Skill depending on your score:

Points for IELTS score

For example, you will see that:

20 points are awarded for a band 8
10 points are awarded for a band 7
And 0 points for anything below that.

However, you will get awarded points in other areas such as if you have a job where there is a skills shortage.

So you'd really need to look at a number of factors to get enough points, not just your English.

Jul 03, 2016
If there is possibility to go to Australia
by: Anonymous

I scored 6 bands overall
And L/R/S/W
Please give me advice
Can I go to Australia in academic module

Jul 05, 2016
Improving ielts point after first registration
by: Anonymous


is it possible improving ielts point after first registration?

Actually I mean, if I can register with an agent or personally my documents and my age will be accepted for sub 40 years old, then improve my ielts score from 6 score to 7 score or from 7 score to 8 score?

The main issue is that my limitation is so tight and I must be in hurry about registration. I am 39 years old.


Jul 06, 2016
Improving ielts point after first registration
by: IELTS buddy

I really don't understand the question.

Jul 18, 2016
plz. reply me
by: Anonymous

Hello sir,

I got 5.5 overall (S-6,R-5.5,W-5.5,L-5.5)
I have 4 + exp. and completed my be computer is there any chance to get PR in aus. ...???

Aug 20, 2016
Club IELTS score
by: Anonymous

Is it possible to club two IELTS score...
As if 7 achieved in all section at two different times? e.g. a case L/6.5,R/7, W7.5,S/7.5 & second time score L/7,R/7,W/6.5/S/7.5

Aug 21, 2016
Club IELTS score
by: IELTS buddy

Generally no but it depends who is asking for it.

You will have two separate certificates. A university will want your scores from one specific certificate, not two.

Sep 02, 2016
study in Australia
by: Bishal

I have got overall 6 band score:

L: 6.5
R: 5.5
W: 5.5
S: 5.5

Is this score is eligible to apply in australia for study or do I have to be prepared for re exam.

Anyone plz give me a better suggestion?

Sep 04, 2016
study in Australia
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Bishal,

You need to check with the university or college that you are applying to. They decide what grades they require to allow you in, not immigration.

Immigration decide on the bands when people come to work.

Jan 02, 2017
Academic or general Ielts
by: Naheel

Which module is accepted for immegration to Australia? Can I take the academic or should it be the general!!

Jan 03, 2017
Academic or general Ielts
by: IELTS buddy

It depends why you are going to Australia.

You would take academic if you are going to study but general if you are planning to work there.

Jan 03, 2017
by: beig

Hi, my scores are 6/6/6/7 and total = 6.5

Please tell me am I eligible to apply to Australian PR visa or I have to get 7?

Jan 05, 2017
by: IELTS buddy

It's done on a points system so I think you really have to work out how many other points you have, and whether a 6.5 brings you up to the total you need. I'm not sure if there is a minimum requirement of 7 but I don't think it is quite as simple as that.

Jan 21, 2017
PR visa
by: Raja

My husband's eligibility criteria is 65 points. So how much band should he get in IELTS exam. But our consultants say he should get band 7 in each. So please say what band is enough for him.

Jan 22, 2017
PR visa
by: IELTS buddy

I think it can really depend on what exactly your husband is applying for so I would check with immigration in Australia.

I would guess 7 across the board is the minimum though as it shows a very good competence in speaking English.

Jan 31, 2017
IELTS about P. R. Visa
by: Anonymous

I WANT TO GO TO Australia for P R visa. Can I apply general or academic ielts

Feb 05, 2017
Apply Australian PR by IELTS Academic module
by: Anonymous

Hi, I'm doing IELTS General to apply for skilled migration and my wife is following Academic module.I'm the main applicant.
Can she apply for PR with Academic?

Feb 16, 2017
IELTS for immigration to Australia
by: Anonymous

My ielts scores are:

Reading 6.5
Listening 6.0
Speaking 6.5
Writing 5.5

Am I eligible for applying a job in Australia?

Feb 16, 2017
Band 7 for working in Australia
by: IELTS buddy

It may depend on what particular job you are applying for but I think the requirement is usually at least 7 so you may not have enough.

Feb 24, 2017
Or visa
by: Anonymous

I have given ielts exam on 11 feb and got result as:


Am I eligible for Australia PR subclass 189 visa? Or I have to score 7 points in each section?

Mar 15, 2017
Secondary Maths Teacher
by: ALEX

Respected Sir,

I am Math's and Science Teacher With 10 Years Experience.

I want to apply for 189 Visa.

Do I have to obtain 7 band in IELTS?

Academic or General?

Please provided your view.

Thank you Very much.


Mar 17, 2017
189 Visa
by: IELTS buddy

I personally don't know anything about 189 visas so maybe someone else can help you.

But from a quick search I see it's for work. For work it is general training IELTS, not academic.

But I don't know what band you would need.

Apr 07, 2017
What is the score requirement for applying PR
by: Anonymous

Hello my husband's total score is 8 but he only got 6.5 in writing. Will he have any difficulty or any problem while applying for PR of australia?

Apr 23, 2017
by: Anonymous


I am a nurse with AHPRA registration and three years of experience. I have 7 band score in IELTS in two sittings (clubbing). Am I eligible for state or regional PR?

May 17, 2017
by: Anonymous

I have scored band 7 in ielts through it possible to get 10 points for Australian migration?

Jun 07, 2017
IELTS points
by: Anonymous


I've scored an overall 8 in IELTS but I scored a 6.5 in Writing, would I be eligible for any points?


Jul 07, 2017
by: jagdeep

my bands are

l: 8.5
W: 6.0

am i eligible for pr in Australia??
teaching exp : 8+

Jul 07, 2017
by: Anonymous

I am a BSc. nurse and i have got L-6, R-6, S-8, W-7 in ielts. This score is applicable for which country?

Jul 14, 2017
Immigration for Australia or Canada
by: Anonymous

Can it be possible to emigrate to Australia or Canada? IELTS score is:

6.5 R:5.0 W:6.0 S:6.5 Overall 6.0

Aug 03, 2017
by: Anonymous

I pass ielts academic 7 i can apply for pr visa

Aug 03, 2017
by: Anonymous

I'm applying for australian pr visa ielts band 7 accademic ca spply for pr visa in australia

Sep 07, 2017
am i eligible for Australia ?
by: Anonymous

Hi I got an overall score 6.5

listening - 6.5
reading - 6
writing - 6.5
speaking - 6.5

Am I eligible for Australia ?
kindly guide me

Sep 19, 2017
Eligibility Criteria.
by: ABC

I have scored L/S/R/W = 9/7.5/9/5.5 in IELTS.
Am I an eligible Australian Immigrant??

Sep 22, 2017
Immigration to Australia.
by: Anonymous

i have score
can i get visa TO AUSTRALIA

Sep 24, 2017
Immigration to Australia.
by: IELTS buddy

That looks too low.

Oct 15, 2017
Can IELTS score of two results be clubbed?
by: Anonymous

Can the scores of two IELTS be clubbed for immigration purpose? As i required 7 band in all module as in one exam I got 6 in writing and 7 in all others but once I re-attempt then I loose marks in listening and speaking as 6 & 6.5 respectively and 7 in writing n reading.

Oct 16, 2017
Can IELTS score of two results be clubbed?
by: IELTS buddy

You'd probably need to contact the Australian immigration service to check that.

Or check with the employer (if you have a specific job you are going to) as they should know.

Nov 12, 2017
by: Anonymous


I have overall band score 5.5. Can i get Australia work visa?

Nov 13, 2017
Australian work visa.
by: IELTS buddy

The required band score completely depends on what job you are looking at. I know of engineers who went there and only neede 4.5 but they didn't need English for their job much and it was being arranged through an employer.

Doctors etc are going to need much higher, probably at least 7.5. So it really depends.

So you need to think more about where you are actually going to work and how you are going to get a job.

If you just simply get a ticket to Australia on the basis of a 5.5 to go and work they won't let you in.

Nov 22, 2017
over 8 and Speaking 6 can i eligible for PR
by: Anonymous

I Have done Master by Research in Business/Finance from University of Canberra Australia 2016 and my age 35 years and i got overall 8 and speaking 6 band anybody calculate
my immigration points
plz reply

Nov 27, 2017
Which IELTS module should I opt for, for immigration purposes?
by: Kush


Which IELTS module should I opt for, for immigration purposes? Should I go for Academic module or general training module? Please suggest.

Nov 27, 2017
Which IELTS module should I opt for, for immigration purposes?
by: IELTS buddy

That depends whether you are moving there for work or study.

If it is for immigration i.e. going to live there permanently and to work it is usually General Training and for study it is Academic.

Dec 13, 2017
Info regarding ielts
by: Anonymous

My husband's score is L-9, R-8.5 ,S-7, W-7.5 in general test for immigration. We are applying for 189 visa to Australia. How many points can i get with this score of ielts? Will i get 20 points? My husband's overall score is - 8 bands. Plz help if anyone knows exactly how many points i can score.

May 05, 2018
by: Anonymous

I score L:7 R:8 W:6 S:7 IELTS (General). And my Total score is 7 bands.
Shall I be capable of applying visa for Australia?
Plz reply... I shall be very grateful.

Oct 15, 2018
by: Anonymous

I have IELTS score
L-7.5,R-7.5 W-7,S-6.5

Oct 20, 2018
by: IELTS buddy

You'd need to check with whoever is going to assess your visa to see if you can club two results together. I'm not sure if you can do that or not.

Feb 23, 2019
ielts band score
by: grace

To whom this may concern,

I took the IELTS exam last 9th February 2019 and my results as follow:



Am I eligible for the PR application in Australia?

Hoping for your reply. Thank you.

Nov 12, 2019
Subcalss 491 & 190 Query....
by: Amir


Just need an opinion, i have IELTS score : L7-R7-W6-S6.5 and evaluate myself for subclass 491 and my total points are 80 (excluding IELTS points) and for subclass 190 my total points are 70 (excluding IELTS points).

What are the chances for regional migration and duration for Electrical Engineering profession?

Which state would be a suitable option for me and my family?

Duration of EOI and Application ?



Nov 14, 2020
Points for IELTS score
by: Anonymous

I scored 9/9/6.5/8 in IELTS. How many points do i get for Australian immigration with the above score.

May 14, 2024
by: Anonymous

The required level of English proficiency for an Australia PR visa depends on the visa subclass and the institution or organization being applied to.

Generally, to immigrate to Australia, applicants typically need a minimum IELTS score of 6 in each of the four sections: Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing.

Read this to know for other countries:

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eligible to work in Australia

by shankar

I got band score 6
L 6.5
R 6.5
W 5.5
S 5.5

Am I eligible to work in Australia and apply for PR also?

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Sep 29, 2017
eligible to work in Australia
by: IELTS buddy

The rules are quite complex for that and I think it also really depends on why you are going.

My understanding though is that you often need at least 7 or more.

I would check / ask on an immigration forum.

Nov 19, 2017
masters in australia
by: nishant

i have completed bsc in interior designing now want to go for 2 yrs pg diploma or master in same field 75% in graduation ielts- l-6,S-5.5, R-6 W-6 AND OVERALL 6 BANDS can i go for australia?

Nov 27, 2017
by: Anonymous


My overall score is 6.5 in ielts and i was wondering if it is enough for immigration to australia and have they changed the score acceptable to 7 in ielts for australia?

Nov 27, 2017
ielts for australia
by: IELTS buddy

My understanding is that this very much depends on your circumstances. It would depend on what kind of occupation you are wanting to go into.

Just getting a certain score in IELTS will not mean you are automatically allowed to go to Australia.

You'd still need an employer who was willing to give you a job or be going into a certain sector that has shortages. And that sector would have certain minimum requirement depending on what it was.

You would be better speaking to an experienced immigration adviser.

Dec 15, 2017
Am I eligible to apply work visa to Australia
by: Anonymous

My overall IELTS band score is 6. L=6, R=5, S=6 and W=6. Please suggest me.

Jan 06, 2018
by: Anonymous

As per my skill assesment I scored 70 points however my IELTS overall score is 6.5. I am from IT background. Is this score acceptable? Does it impact on nomination or visa processing?

Feb 24, 2018
Am I eligible to apply work visa to Australia
by: Anonymous

I am a graduated Nurse.My overall IELTS band score is 7.5. L=9, R=7.5, S=7 & W=6.5 Please suggest me.

Jul 03, 2018
IELTS score in different setting
by: Anonymous

I have IELTS score of 7 writing/6.5 speaking in one setting and 6.5 writing/7 speaking in another setting. They are pretty consecutive tests. Is it eligible for 'proficient' english by Australian visa?
Many thanks

Jul 18, 2018
Skilled & Business Migration to Australia
by: Anonymous

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Oct 16, 2018
Can i qualify to immigrate?
by: thomas212014


i recently took the ielts and my overall band score is 7.0 with CEFR level C1

listening 7.0 ; writing 7.0; speaking 7.5; reading 5.5

do i still qualify.. thank you so much!

Oct 20, 2018
Can i qualify to immigrate?
by: IELTS buddy

Normally immigration depends on many things. Is it for work or study? Which company are you going to work for if it's for work? What score does that company require? You'd need to know those things.

Jan 06, 2019
Spouse visa for Australia
by: Anonymous

I got 6.5 in listening 6 in reading and writing 5.5 in speaking.Am I eligible for spouse visa of Australia.

Apr 23, 2019
checking eligibility.
by: Anonymous

I got listening 7.5, writing 6, reading 6, and speaking 5.5. Am i eligible for apply PR for Australia?

Apr 23, 2019
checking eligibility.
by: IELTS buddy

I don't know the rules for PR Australian visa. You'll probably need to look on their immigration website. I think the way they work out points is quite complicated and includes many other things alongside the IELTS score.

I think though you may need a minimum of 6 in each module to get considered. And I think you may need 7s in order to get awarded 10 points towards your other points total.

I found a points calculator for Australian skilled Migration Visa here:

Australian Visa Points Calculator

I don't know how up-to-date or accurate it is though, but as you'll see if you input scores, there is 0 for band 6 but 10 points for band 7.

You'll also see there are lots of other factors taken into account when awarding points.

Mar 23, 2020
Australia Work Visa
by: Anonymous

I have:

Speaking 8
Writing 6.5
Listening 7.5
Reading 6.5

What is my chance of getting work visa & PR?

Mar 24, 2020
Australia Work Visa
by: IELTS buddy

I would check with the employer you want to work for. I think you are unlikely to get a visa unless it is for a specific job regardless of your score.

Apr 17, 2020
8 Each
by: Simar

As per the recent draws. 90 points are the one which you should target and to get there you will need at least 8 each in IELTS, and 9 Each in PTE.

Here's our Australian PR Point Calculator built on latest rules. You can check and understand.

Jun 07, 2021
Calculate your Points for Australia
by: Anonymous

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