New Zealand today announced that it will now accept IELTS (International English Language Testing System) One Skill Retake option. IELTS One Skill Retake allows test takers to retake any one of the four skills (listening, reading, writing, or speaking) if they did not achieve their desired score in that skill the first time.
The decision was taken Immigration New Zealand recognised it as a valid and reliable means of assessing English language proficiency, meeting the stringent requirements for international migration to New Zealand.
It is now available at selected IELTS test centers located all over the world. Test takers who choose an IELTS One Skill Retake will receive a second Test Report Form (TRF) with their new score that can be used for study and migration. Depending on their score, test takers can choose whether they would like to use their old or new TRF for the skill they retook.
Currently, IELTS One Skill Retake is accepted by more than 900 organisations including UK Visas and Immigration, the Australian Department of Home Affairs, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and National Boards, Engineers Australia and Chartered Accountants ANZ for registration in their respective sectors and more.
Warwick Freeland, Managing Director – IELTS, IDP Education., said
At IELTS, we continuously strive to evolve our offerings to meet the dynamic needs of our test-takers and the institutions that rely on our assessments. The acceptance of IELTS One Skill Retake by Immigration New Zealand is a testament to the quality and adaptability of our testing system. This progressive step allows applicants to refine specific language skills, providing a more tailored approach to demonstrating English language proficienc.