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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 Table 1 to find out what English language test we accept as proof of your English language ability if you are applying for a:

IELTS One Skill Retake (OSR)

In 2023 the International English Language Test System (IELTS) provider introduced a One Skill Retake option for both their Academic and General Training tests. The IELTS One Skill Retake must be completed within 60 days of the original test date.

Cambridge language assessments

The Cambridge English: First (FCE) is now called B2 First.

The Cambridge English: First for Schools (FCE) is now called B2 First for Schools.

Table 1: English language test results we accept
Test Minimum score you need

International English Language Testing System (IELTS):

4.5 overall

Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT)

32 overall

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

30 overall

Cambridge English B2 First

147 overall

Cambridge English B2 First for Schools

147 overall

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.