All Internationally qualified nurses and midwives applying for registration in Australia must demonstrate English language proficiency by taking an English language test. This ensures that they are able to communicate competently and safely with patients and their families, colleagues and other health professionals. There are two tests that can be taken. These are:

For more information contact our friendly consultants on one of our Free Call Numbers *Source: Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia website

English Requirements for Doctors, Medical Staff and Allied Health*

The Australian Medical Council has decided on the following English Requirements for Specialist Assessment. These requirements are also applicable for other medical professionals such as Doctors, Allied Health Professionals and most other Medical professions.

  • Completed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic Module) and achieved a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the four components
  • Results must have been obtained within 2 years prior to applying for registration
  • An IELTS (or approved equivalent) Test Report Form more than two years old will be accepted as evidence of present level of ability if accompanied by proof that a candidate has actively maintained employment as a medical practitioner in a country where English is the native or first language
  • For the purposes of exemption the AMC requires a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the four components of the Academic module of the IELTS examination

For more information, please visit the AMC website or contact us through our quick contact form here.

*Source: Australian Medical Council Website