Australian immigration authorities considering for ‘TOEFL’

It seems now its getting somewhat tough to go for Work visa for Australia as the applicants now may have to clear TOEFL-an English language test. TOEFL exams are provided by ETS, an American company. Australian immigration works on a points-based system that awards more points to English speakers.The Australian immigration authorities are finally considering adopting a new English language test provider. The current English language tests used for many years to assess the level of English held by foreigners wishing to apply for Australian visas is no longer be in use. Now, it seems the country is looking at appointing rival exam provider TOEFL as an alternative.

A newspaper has reported that the Australian immigration minister has even contacted ETS to tell them of his ‘in-principal support for the acceptance of more than one English language test under the migration regulations.