The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) now accepts TOEFL iBT® scores to fulfill their English language proficiency requirement for skilled migration.

This is welcome news for nurses and midwives seeking to fill the more than 17,000 places available to skilled migrants in those fields, based on the 2016-17 occupation ceilings released by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

ANMAC introduced the changes, including the TOEFL iBT score requirements, following the Council’s review of the English language proficiency standard. The changes became effective 1 July 2016.

To meet the requirement, applicants must achieve a minimum total score of 94 on the TOEFL iBT test and the following minimum scores in each section:

Listening – 24
Reading – 24
Speaking – 23
Writing – 27
Qualified nurses and midwives can register to take the test at any of thousands of TOEFL iBT test centres worldwide. More information about registration and test center locations can be found at

ANMAC is the latest in a growing list of professional bodies that recognise TOEFL iBT scores for initial registration that includes:

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
CPA Australia
Institute of Public Accountants
Engineers Australia
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Courtesy of Migration Alliance