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Linguaskill: The accurate English test with fast results

Next Linguaskill Test sessions:

Test date Deadline for application
Tues May 18th Wed 5th May
Tues June 15th Wed 2nd June

All sessions are held at 4.30pm Australia/Melbourne time.

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About Linguaskill

What is it?

Linguaskill is designed by Cambridge Assessment using artificial intelligence and remote proctoring for security. The test determines the level of the participants in line with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the internationally recognised standard for describing language ability. Participants receive an internationally recognised certificate with results. The results are received within 48 hours and include in-depth reporting.

Types and uses

There are two types of Linguaskill tests: Business and General English. The test is used by employers for job applicants and to help employees ascertain their ability in the workplace. The test is used as a placement test in many higher education institutes throughout the world and in Melbourne it is used by Monash University as an entrance level test for students. The tests cover all four language skills: Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading in modules.

Learn more about Linguaskill on the Cambridge website

Test comparison

Linguaskill Cambridge coversion chart
The test determines the level of the participants in line with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the internationally recognised standard for describing language ability.
Linguaskill 180+ = C1 (Advanced) = 7 IELTS

The test step-by-step

1. Check

Check you have the technical equipment and environment for the test. (see chart)

2. Apply

Fill out the enrolment form below, submit and pay the test fee.

3. Get Ready

We’ll send you details about on-boarding for the exam, and we will ask you to do some ID checks.

4. The test

Do the test in a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed. It will be invigilated remotely.

5. Results

You’ll receive your report with results via email after 3 days.

Test recognition

10 top universities now recognise Linguaskill for placement, progress and graduation.

  • Monash university
  • Swinburne University
  • The University of Queenslandy
  • The University of Newcastle
  • The University of Wollongong
  • The University of Adelaide
  • Flinders University
  • Griffith University
  • Charles Darwin University
  • University of Technology Sydney

Scores for entrance in University Studies

For entrance to undergraduate study – 154+ for all bands, 162+ for writing
Diploma study – 162-168 for all bands, 169-175 for writing

Test Format:

Part 1 – Reading and Listening (combined): 60-85 mins approx
Part 2 – Writing: 45 mins
Part 3 – Speaking: 15 mins approx

How to prepare

1. Try a free sample test
2. Ensure you are confident and prepared with the 40-hour online preparation course. See sample unit here.

Interested in the preparation test?

Write to [email protected] for more information.

How to Apply

Fill out the form below and select your test date and test type. MTA will be in touch to confirm your test arrangements. All you need is your computer, an internet connection, microphone and headset and a quiet place to do the test on the day/time scheduled.

Technical requirements

In order to attend the test, your device will need to have:

  • Supported: Windows 7 or Apple Mac
  • NOT supported: iPhones, iPads, Andoird or ChromeOS devices
  • Compatible browsers: Chrome or Firefox
  • Make sure you are in a quiet place and your heaphones and microphone are working properly


MTA offers this test every first Tuesday of the month.


The cost to sit the LinguaSkill General test is AUD $195 (incl. GST).
The cost of the Linguaskill test and the preparation course is AUD $300 (incl. GST)

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