English Language Requirements

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  1. Big challenge for overseas doctors who want to work in Australia. Self-study helps to some extent but joining a structured PTE coaching program can help.

    1. There are some exceptions but generally, if you don’t come from one of a few select countries or have done your training in one of these countries, then you need to sit a test.

      You can review the requirement here.

    1. Presuming you mean the OET. Doing a bit more is preferred, especially in an area like psychiatry where high-quality English skills are important.

  2. HI, MY WIFE HAS STUDIED ALL HER EUDCATION YEARS IN ENGLISH AND NOW HAVE DONE AMC MCQ EXAM (WHICH IS ALREADY PASSES). FURTHER TO CONTINUE IN AUSTRALIA DOES SHE REQUIRED TO GIVE ENGLISH TEST TO START A JOB THERE OR FIRST SHE SHOULD PASS CLINICAL EXAM THEN ONLY SHE CAN GET JOB? ALTHOUGH SHE HAS PASSED THE EXAM IN ENGLISH, STILL REQUIRED ENGLISH TESTING? TIA

    1. Hello Syed, its difficult to know with that information. Its quite likely your wife will need to sit an English test. I’d recommend she book a call with me if she would like to go over things in more detail.

  3. Hi,

    I’ve studied my secondary and tertiary studies in Canada. (Total of 5 school years). I have also studied about 2 years in the US when I was younger. Now, the primary pathway for English profiency requires 6 years of primary and secondary schooling in a recognized country. I find it difficult to comprehend why I need to take an IELTS because as an Asian, I’ve been put back to many English as a second language plus regular English classes in high school. And it is also a prerequisite to have English in order to graduate college. I wonder if AHPRA will consider my education in Canada. I did take IELTS just in case AHPRA asks for this and scored 7.5 overall with writing as a 6.5.

    1. Hi Ralph
      Yes. It does sound frustrating. But those are the rules and AHPRA does not make exceptions. Unfortunately. You will need to sit your IELTS a second time because the 6.5 in writing will not be acceptable.

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