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Key Update for Teachers Applying for AITSL Skills Assessment

Are you a graduate teacher applying for a skills assessment with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)? If so, you’re in luck as AITSL has just changed their policy on the IELTS Academic English language requirement!



Exciting! What change has been made?

AITSL now accepts IELTS Academic One Skill Retake tests. This means that you can retake any one component (Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking) of the IELTS Academic test without redoing all 4 sections if you only need to improve your score in that one component. AITSL still only accepts Test Report Forms (TRFs)from the IELTS Academic test.


Is there anything else that I should be aware of?

As part of AITSL’s standard process, all IELTS TRFs are verified by the IELTS Results Service. It is the duty of the applicant to ensure that the IELTS testing centre is legitimate and has a partnership with the British Council or IDP Education. Should AITSL discover that the IETLS TRF is not authentic, they will decline to assess the application, inform the Department of Home Affairs and a impose a 3-year ban on future applications.


I understand, so how can I fulfill my dream of staying on in Australia?

We will be more than happy to assist you! Just get in touch with our friendly team via our website. Once you do that, sit back and relax as we guide you through the entire process of applying for the relevant visas!

DISCLAIMER: Content in this article does not constitute immigration or legal advice, is not intended as a substitute for such advice and must not be relied upon as such. The material is designed to provide an informative guideline (current at the time of publication and subject to changes) for general informational purposes only. Please consult an Australian MARA registered agent or Australian Lawyer for professional advice before you make any type of application. Stay updated with migration news by subscribing to us!

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