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The Education Destination : The Education Destination
An IELTS test opens the door to Australia IELTS is a global test of English for study, work and life. Every year more and more people are flocking to Australia to learn, live and play. With one of the highest standards of living in the world, this country is widely recognised for its cultural diversity and friendly people. And as the largest English language profi ciency test in the world, IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, opens doors to this favoured education and employment destination. ‘Having a qualifying IELTS score allows international students and skilled migrants to access education and employment opportunities in Australia,’ says IELTS Director John Belleville. ‘Many professional organisations also require an IELTS score to consider and process registrations.’ And it’s clear that the attraction of Australia as an education destination continues to grow. In October 2008, a reported 519,217 international students enrolled in Australian universities, vocational education, training institutions and English language courses. This number is expected to increase in 2009, with more and more people looking abroad for study opportunities. 92 With one of the highest standards of living in the world, this country is widely recognised for its cultural diversity and friendly people. A global test of English for study, work and life The authenticity of the IELTS test – which refl ects the use of English for study, work and life – means that candidates can rely on their result. ‘IELTS is a truly global test,’ Mr Belleville continues. ‘International teams of writers create the test materials and research is continually conducted to ensure that the content remains fair and unbiased. Test writers from different English- speaking countries develop IELTS content so it reflects a range of real-life situations,’ he says. > APPLICATIONS AND VISAS
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