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:

OccupationANZSCO Code
Aeronautical Engineer233911
Agricultural Engineer233912
Biomedical Engineer233913
Chemical Engineer233111
Civil Engineer233211
Civil Engineering draftsperson312211
Electrical Engineer233311
Electrical Engineering draftsperson312311
Electronics Engineer233411
Engineering Manager133211
Engineering Professional nec233999
Engineering Technologist233914
Environmental Engineer233915
Geotechnical Engineer233212
Industrial Engineer233511
Materials Engineer233112
Mechanical Engineer233512
Mining Engineer233611
Naval architect233916
Petroleum Engineer233612
Production or Plant Engineer233513
Structural Engineer233214
Telecommunications Engineer263311
Telecommunications field Engineer313212
Telecommunications Network Engineer263312
Telecommunications Network planner313213
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist313214
Transport Engineer233215