Engineers Australia is Now Accepting PTE Academic for Skills Assessments

Effective 1st of November 2017, Engineers Australia will accept Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) test score reports as proof of English language competency. The minimum score shall be 50 for each Communicative skill (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking). Note that a score of 50 is equivalent to zero points in the points-test system of the General Skilled Migration visas.

The PTE Academic test result must have been obtained within the 36 months immediately prior to the date of assessment application lodgment.

Exemptions are available to applicants if they can provide documentary evidence of either of the following:

  1. That they have completed an Australian undergraduate engineering qualification or a two-year Master’s degree (92 weeks full time) or PhD program at an Australian university.
  2. That they are native English speakers. A native English speaker is a person who has lived and taken their primary, secondary and tertiary education in a country where the official language is English. These countries are Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada (excluding Quebec).

Engineers Australia is the leading assessing body for the following Engineering ANZSCO Occupations:

Occupation ANZSCO Code
Aeronautical Engineer 233911
Agricultural Engineer 233912
Biomedical Engineer 233913
Chemical Engineer 233111
Civil Engineer 233211
Civil Engineering draftsperson 312211
Electrical Engineer 233311
Electrical Engineering draftsperson 312311
Electronics Engineer 233411
Engineering Manager 133211
Engineering Professional nec 233999
Engineering Technologist 233914
Environmental Engineer 233915
Geotechnical Engineer 233212
Industrial Engineer 233511
Materials Engineer 233112
Mechanical Engineer 233512
Mining Engineer 233611
Naval architect 233916
Petroleum Engineer 233612
Production or Plant Engineer 233513
Structural Engineer 233214
Telecommunications Engineer 263311
Telecommunications field Engineer 313212
Telecommunications Network Engineer 263312
Telecommunications Network planner 313213
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist 313214
Transport Engineer 233215


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