IELTS is a grossly unfair way to test suitability for Residency in Australia.
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Using IELTS as a proficiency test for residency in Australia is grossly unfair and does not truly reflect the suitability of a candidate for residency. It's designed to confuse and to place undue pressure on a candidate by expecting them to answer 40 questions in 60 mins using obscure passages that have no validity to daily living in Australia. It also requires candidates to write 2 essays one of 150 words in 20 mins and another of 250 words in 40 mins. As an Australia Citizen I fail to understand what this has to do with assessing candidates that will make good Australian Citizens. I know several candidates that have sat for the IELTS and failed and I know they would make excellent australian Citizens and yet we deny them them this opportunity.These people share Australian values.
Australia needs more people who share the values that Australia was founded on.
At present there is the IELTS and PTE test. There should be just one assessment for all and it should reflect issues that a candidate would most likely encounter in daily life in Australia with particular emphasis on both verbal communication and understanding.
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