English Language Proficiency
The Australia government requires non-native English speakers to demonstrate English language proficiency as a precondition for medical registration.
As an Overseas Trained Doctor (OTD), you must have completed and passed an English Language Proficiency test within the last two years – usually the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination in the Academic module. To be admitted, you need to reach a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the four components of the test.
Exemptions may apply if you can provide evidence of secondary education in the UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the USA or South Africa, where English is the native or first language.
Further information about the IELTS examination, including test centres, examination schedules, candidate information, application forms and practice materials can be found on the IELTS website.