English language skills

Registration Standards for English Language Skills

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.

Document name PDF  Accessible format  Date of effect
English language skills registration standard  PDF 
(375KB) 
Word version 
(577KB,DOCX) 
1 July 2015 

Frequently Asked Questions

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
FAQ - find out more about the standards PDF
(197KB)
Web page August 2015

Do you meet the English language standards skills?

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.

Document name PDF Accessible format Document date
English language skills pathway  PDF
(104KB)
Word version
(569 KB,DOCX)
July 2015
How to provide evidence of your English language skill PDF
(268KB)
Word version
(799KB,DOCX)
August 2015

Approved English language test providers

If you are required to sit an English language test, please refer to either of the following approved provider's websites for more information:

Consultation process for the English language skills standard

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.

Retired versions

Document name PDF Date of effect
English language skills registration standard PDF (274KB) 1 July 2010
 
 
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