What is the English language score required for an overseas pharmacist to get registered with AHPRA?

Learn about the language proficiency requirements for healthcare professionals in Australia. Explore the criteria set by AHPRA, PTE Academic, and OET, which play a crucial role in determining eligibility for registration, immigration, and academic admissions in fields like pharmacy, nursing, and medicine.

Neha Jukanti

5/15/20241 min read


AHPRA’s registration standards typically require a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components for registration in certain professions, such as pharmacy, nursing, or medicine.


PTE Academic is a computer-based test administered at testing centers, and achieving a minimum score of 65 overall and 65 in each communicative skill is required for many purposes, including immigration and academic admissions.


The OET (Occupational English Test) assesses the language proficiency of healthcare professionals. To meet the requirements, you typically need to achieve a score ‘B’ in each of the four components: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.