From 1 July 2015, new registration standards for English language skills will come into effect. These new standards apply to all applicants for initial registration, regardless of whether they qualified in Australia or overseas.
The new standard introduces additional pathways for applicants to demonstrate evidence of their English language skills. Diagrams of how these work are included in the English language skills pathways document listed below.
If you are required to sit an English language test, please refer to either of the following approved provider's websites for more information:
These new standards were developed after a review of the existing standards, which included a public consultation. The consultation report provides a summary of responses, rationale for any changes and sets out the proposed way forward, including areas where further work in planned. The report, as well as the letter from Ministerial Council approving the new standards is available on the AHPRA website.