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English Language Requirements

All applications for teacher registration submitted on or after 1 March 2011 will need to meet the requirements of the Board's revised English Language Proficiency Policy.

For detailed information about the new requirements refer to Board Policy - English Language Proficiency Requirement (pdf - 45kb).

Contact details for agencies providing English language proficiency tests recognised by the Board

For IELTS [International English Language Testing System] contact:

  1. The Centre for English Language
    University of South Australia (CELUSA)
    City East Campus
    4th Floor
    Brookman Building
    North Terrace
    ADELAIDE SA 5000
    Telephone: (08) 8302 1555
    Website: http://unisa.edu.au/Study-at-UniSA/International-students/Preentry-and-pathway-programs/CELUSA/IELTS/

    Please note that CELUSA offers the “Essential IELTS preparation program”, designed to assist applicants to further develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in preparation for their IELTS examination.

  2. IDP IELTS Test Centres Adelaide
    96A Currie Street
    ADELAIDE SA 5000
    Telephone: (08) 8205 1100
    Website: http://www.idp.com/australia/ielts

 

For ISLPR [International Second Language Proficiency Ratings] contact either of the following agencies for testing and/or English language courses:

  1. TAFE SA - Adelaide Campus
    Foundation Skills
    120 Currie Street
    ADELAIDE SA 5000
    Telephone: (08) 8207 8805
    Website: http://www.tafesa.edu.au/xml/course/sc/sc_T697065661.aspx

 

For PEAT [Professional English Assessment for Teachers], which is only offered in New South Wales, contact:

  1. The University of New South Wales
    Institute of Languages
    22-32 King Street
    RANDWICK NSW 2031
    Telephone: (02) 9385 0374
    Website: http://www.languages.unsw.edu.au/testing/PEAT.html

The Board strongly encourages applicants to adequately prepare themselves for the English language test. The above agencies can be contacted regarding any available preparation programs.