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According to the immigration site, the IELTS module required for English proficiency score depends on the skills assessment body. However, since I qualify for both ACS and EngAus assessment, and it seems like both of them accept both academic and general. I was wondering I would qualify for superior english 20 points if I did the academic module with all bands 8?

It was abit confusing as the site mentioned you only need to go for the general module unless specified by the assessment body, but EngAus seems to take both of them and ACS don't even need it, so I got abit confused on whether I need to redo the test in general module to qualify for the points.

I am trying to apply under Skilled Independent (Residence) Visa (Subclass 885), any advise would be highly appreciated. Thank you Have a nice day!

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go for general. its a bit easier in writing and reading mode.

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go for general. its a bit easier in writing and reading mode.
The thing is, what if I already have all bands 8 for academic, then wouldn't it make sense for me to be able to qualify for the points since academic is harder? However, some of the IELTS invigilators told me that the immigration department is very strict on which module that we have undertaken, it seems like even though academic is more difficult, they will only accept general module if none of the assessment body asked for it.

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DIAC is indifferent to which IELTS you take; to them, it doesn't matter whether you take academic or general.

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DIAC doesn't care, only thing they care about is score. It's up to you to flex your muscles with Academic or just go for General.

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What is the IELTS?

The IELTS is a test designed to assess an applicant's English language ability. It has an academic test and a general training test – you need only take the general training test unless otherwise advised by your skills assessing authority.


I know DIAC also accept academic but don't why written in their website like this

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Unless your occupation requires you to take academic, you must absolutely for the GT.
Focus your time/effort on getting on a really good score in GT.

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guys, are you absoloutely sure that DIAC will accept Academic ielts, even though my assessing body did not require academic?

actually, my friend attempted academic and scored 6.0 in each component but in general he is unable to score.

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if you are applying for a skilled worker visa, you need the general training module of the IELTS exam. Academic module is good for people who wish to study in a specific country like Australia. Don't worry, general training module is easier than the academic. However, you need to dedicate quality time with your IELTS training and review everything.

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According to the immigration site, the IELTS module required for English proficiency score depends on the skills assessment body. However, since I qualify for both ACS and EngAus assessment, and it seems like both of them accept both academic and general. I was wondering I would qualify for superior english 20 points if I did the academic module with all bands 8?

It was abit confusing as the site mentioned you only need to go for the general module unless specified by the assessment body, but EngAus seems to take both of them and ACS don't even need it, so I got abit confused on whether I need to redo the test in general module to qualify for the points.

I am trying to apply under Skilled – Independent (Residence) Visa (Subclass 885), any advise would be highly appreciated. Thank you Have a nice day!


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