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English language requirements generally apply to study or work-related visas in Australia. The required level of English depends on the visa subclass that the applicant is applying for.

Since 14 December 2022, IELTS One Skill Retake is available for certain test takers.  

What is IELTS One Skill Retake

The International English Testing System (IELTS), one of the acceptable English language tests for migration, has developed a new feature called One Skill Retake (OSR).

IELTS OSR allows test takers to retake one of the four skills if they need to improve in just one area. In other words, test takers can now retake one skill of the IELTS test, whether it is Listening, Reading, Writing, or Speaking. Previously test takers had to retake the entire test for all four modules if they did not achieve the required scores required for migration.

Test takers need to book and sit the IELTS OSR test within 60 days of the original test. The format and timing of the IELTS OSR test are the same as the normal IELTS test, and applicants will receive a new Test Report Form.  

IELTS OSR is now available at the IDP Melbourne test centre and will be rolled out across more Australian test centres in early 2023.

Does the Australian Department of Home Affairs accept IELTS One Skill Retake for visa purposes

For Australian visa purposes, the Department will accept IELTS test results that include OSR, except for applications for subclass 476, 482, and 485. These three subclasses still require IELTS test scores from a single sitting/attempt. It is important to check the Department’s website to understand for which visa subclasses applicants can use IELTS OSR.

The introduction of IELTS OSR is a huge benefit for IELTS test takers; allowing them to achieve their best English scores.

Do you need the IELTS OSR?

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