Quick Facts

  • In-depth and comprehensively structured materials closely aligned with the actual test
  • Access the material anywhere from the world using your tablet or laptop
  • Practice at your own pace with One-on-one personalised interaction with the trainer and assessors
  • Learn and follow best strategies for improved performance from our the experience and expert PTE Tutors

What you get

30 days access – Study anytime and anywhere
Access to most up-to-date materials and video modules
In-depth Practice Tests Result & Analysis
Tutors feedback and guidance


Knights College’s online PTE academic test preparation course is available to everyone in Australia and around the globe. The distance learning course is designed by local experts with years of personal experience in the delivery of PTE course, compounded with strong local Australian knowledge in regards to migration pathways, admissions to universities and employer sponsorship.

Students will receive modules log-in details with which you can access to resources covering the test procedure, audio materials, practice tests and instructor support. There are 20 different Item types (types of question/exercise) in PTE Academic. You need to be familiar with these so you know what you are required to do for each type of question in order to maximise your score. If you are not familiar with these, your score may be lower than you expect or need.

PTE Academic is accepted by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) as proof of English language proficiency for all visa categories. View minimum score requirements below.

Minimum Score Requirement:

English language proficiency level Test component PTE Academic Score
Functional Overall score 30
Vocational Listening 36
Reading 36
Writing 36
Speaking 36
Competent Listening 50
Reading 50
Writing 50
Speaking 50
Proficient (for points tested Skilled visas) Listening 65
Reading 65
Writing 65
Speaking 65
Superior (for points tested Skilled visas) Listening 79
Reading 79
Writing 79
Speaking 79


Check DHA website for the most up to date information.

Pease check with the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) for the latest visa requirements.

  • Student visa (subclass 500)
  • Distinguished Talent (Australian support) (subclass 124)
  • Business Talent (subclass 132)
  • Former Resident (subclass 151)
  • Business Owner (provisional) (subclass 160)*
  • Senior Executive (provisional) (subclass 161)*
  • Investor (provisional) (subclass 162)*
  • State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (provisional) (subclass 163)*
  • State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive (provisional) (subclass 164)*
  • State/Territory Sponsored Investor (provisional) (subclass 165)*
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)
  • Business Innovation & Investment (provisional) (subclass 188)
  • Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)
  • Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190)
  • Temporary work (skilled) visa (subclass 457)
  • Work and Holiday (temporary) (subclass 462)
  • Skilled – Recognized Graduate (subclass 476)
  • Temporary Graduate (subclass 485)
  • Skilled – Regional (provisional) (subclass 489)
  • Distinguished Talent (subclass 858)
  • Skilled – Regional (subclass 887)
  • Business Innovation & Investment (permanent) (subclass 888)
  • Business Owner (Residence) (subclass 890)
  • Investor (Residence) (subclass 891)
  • State/Territory Sponsored Business owner (Residence) (subclass 892)
  • State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Residence) (subclass 893)


*Closed to new applications, but family members can apply

Knights College uses for evaluation the popular CEFR standard (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).  The six reference English levels are widely accepted as the global standard for grading an individual’s language proficiency. We list here the CEFR descriptors for language proficiency level with the approximate equivalent to other global English evaluation schemes-

CEFR Level A2 or PTE Academic 24 Pre-Intermediate  You can communicate simply and understand in familiar situations but only with some difficulty
CEFR Level B1 or PTE Academic 36 Intermediate You can speak and understand reasonably well and can use basic tenses but have problems with more complex grammar and vocabulary
CEFR Level B2 or PTE Academic 51 Independent  You speak and understand well but still make mistakes and fail to make yourself understood occasionally
CEFR Level C1 or PTE Academic 67 Advanced You speaks and understand very well but sometimes have problems with unfamiliar situations and vocabulary