English Language Proficiency

Do I need to do an English test?

It really depends on where you studied to become a teacher and where you were when you completed your teaching qualification. Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the USA and Canada  are the countries accepted under Australian migration policy as not requiring English language proficiency assessment and are accepted in this document as the English speaking countries.

Note that your initial teacher education program is considered to be your teaching qualification. If your initial teacher education was a postgraduate program, it is then combined with your undergraduate degree to make up your teaching qualification.

Which statement best describes your situation? (Please read all of the options before making your choice).Do you need to prove you are proficient in the English language?What now?
I completed all of my teaching qualification/s (four or more years) in English in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the USA or Canada.NoYou can go ahead and submit your application for registration (as long as you have met all other requirements).
I studied in a non-English speaking country to gain my teaching qualification.YesYou will need to prove you are proficient in the English language by providing a certified copy of a document confirming you have completed one of the approved tests listed below.

I completed my undergraduate degree in a non-English speaking country but my post-graduate teaching qualification in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the USA or Canada.

YesYou will need to prove you are proficient in the English language by providing a certified copy of a document confirming you have completed one of the approved tests listed below.
I completed my teacher education in a non-English speaking country but, since then, I have done more post-graduate study in other disciplines in English in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the USA or Canada.YesYou will need to prove you are proficient in the English language by providing a certified copy of a document confirming you have completed one of the approved tests listed below.
I completed my postgraduate teacher education degree in a non-English speaking country but my graduate qualification in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the USA or Canada.YesYou will need to prove you are proficient in the English language by providing a certified copy of a document confirming you have completed one of the approved tests listed below.

What test do I do to prove English language proficiency?

In order to prove you are proficient in English, you must have completed one of the approved tests listed below within the last two years:

Please note that postgraduate studies over and above those required for teacher registration are not be accepted for the purposes of proving your proficiency in the English language.

What does TQI need as evidence?

If you have successfully completed one of the tests above in the last two years, please send a certified copy of your results to TQI along with your application for registration.

Still not sure if you need to do an English test?

Contact TQI to discuss your particular situation.