English language tests — Philippines, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam working holidays

Find out which English language test results we accept if you are applying for a Working Holiday Visa from the Philippines, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.

Your test results

Your test results must be no more than 2 years old when we accept your visa application.

If we have concerns with a home-based test, we may require you to take another test at a test centre.

Check the table to find out what English language test we accept as proof of your English language ability if you are applying for a:

  • Philippines Working Holiday Visa
  • Thailand Working Holiday Visa
  • Turkey Working Holiday Visa, or
  • Vietnam Working Holiday Visa.
Test Minimum score you need

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – General or Academic Module

Overall band score of 4.5 or more

Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT)

Overall score of 32 or more

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

Overall score of 30 or more

Cambridge English B2 First (FCE)

Overall score 147 or more

B2 First for Schools (FCE for Schools)

Overall score 147 or more

Occupational English Test (OET)
Paper or Computer Based Test

(OET) Grade C or higher in all four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

You need this score in all 4 skills because there is no overall grade for this test.