IELTS-PTE Scores for NZ student visa and resident visa

Apr 11, 2020 | by kiwiadmin

Here are some details of the scores required and options to purchase ESOL lessons. 

You can visit us on https://kiwifern.com/IELTS-PTE-Prep to take online mock tests and practice tests to prepare for your IELTS or PTE exam,

If you feel that IELTS or PTE is difficult for your partner, don't buy the ESOL courses rightaway. It is expensive so you should still go ahead and give the exam. Based on your best results, you can pay the difference between your score and required score which can save you some money. 

Scores: 

No

Study/Profession

Levels

IELTS Academic

PTE Academic

1

Certificate or Diploma Program

4 or 5

5.5 no band lower than 5.

43-50

2

Bachelor or Post Grad Diploma programs

6 or 7

6 no band lower than 5.5 

51-58

3

Post-graduate Certificate (Level 8), 

Bachelor Honours Degree (Level 8), Master’s Degree (Level 9) or Doctoral Degree (Level 10)

8, 9 or 10

6.5 no band lower than 6

58

4

Nursing (CAP)

7

7 in each band

-

5

Post Grad Dip Teaching

7

7 in each band

65 in all 4 modules

You can find more information about IELTS/PTE comparison here: https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

 

No

Visa Type

IELTS General/Academic

PTE Academic

1

Resident Visa SMC for Principal Applicant

6.5 Overall score

58 or more

2

Resident Visa SMC for Partner/Spouse and Dependent Children over 16 years

5 Overall score

36 or more

3

Religious workers

5 Overall score

36 or more

 

You do not need to provide test results if one of the following applies to you.
1. You are a citizen of Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom or the United States, and you have spent at least 5 years working or studying in those countries, or in Australia or New Zealand.

2. You have a qualification gained in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States, and you studied for at least 2 years in any of those countries to get that qualification.

3. You have a qualification gained in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the United States, which is comparable to a postgraduate New Zealand qualification. You must have studied for at least 1 year in any of those countries to get that qualification.

Purchasing English Lessons: 

You can also buy ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) lessons for your family to come and learn English in New Zealand if they do not speak and understand English. You can find more information here: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/tools-and-information/english-language/learning-english-in-new-zealand

 

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