Revised registration standards for English language skills are now in force for all professions, except Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practice.
The revised standards are:
All of the profession specific standards share many elements with the common standard.
These new standards were developed after a review of the existing standards, which included a public consultation. The consultation report provides a summary of responses, rationale for any changes and sets out the proposed way forward, including areas where further work is planned.
The new standards introduce additional pathways for applicants to demonstrate evidence of their English language skills. Diagrams of how these work are included under ‘additional resources’.
These new standards apply to all applicants for initial registration, regardless of whether they qualified in Australia or overseas, except for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners.
The English language skills registration standard for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners is being reviewed at a later date, and does not change on 1 July 2015.
For more information about the tests, please refer to the provider’s website.
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