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).
This new change will allow applicants to save time as they now would have more options for test centres of giving the English test and it will also break the monopoly of IDP IELTS Test centres.
However, the new announcement did not include the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457), subclass 457 visa programme was currently undergoing an independent review.
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