If you’re an international student in Australia, chances are you know you’ll need to provide proof of your English Proficiency at different stages of your journey. That’s why every student has gone through the process of taking a test like the TOEFL iBT® to get these scores. You’ll need it to enrol in a course, you’ll need it when you try applying for visas, and you’ll need it if you want to get registered or accredited in your field.

You might have heard of the PTE-Academic, another English language proficiency test, but did you know that the TOEFL iBT® outdoes the PTE-Academic test in all the ways it matters?

Here’s why you should take the TOEFL iBT® instead of the PTE-Academic.


TOEFL iBT® is accepted by all universities and vocational institutions in Australia, by the government in all visa sub-classes for skilled migration and post-study work visas, and by a large number of professional registration bodies for accreditation purposes.

The DHA accepts TOEFL iBT® test scores for all visas. It’s also accepted by 100% of Australian universities for entry requirements and almost all Professional bodies for registration and certification.

The TOEFL® test is one of the most popular tests of English Proficiency globally and has quickly been adopted by various organisations in Australia.

PTE is accepted by the government, schools, and some professional associations for registration & assessment.

PTE is accepted by all schools for admission purposes and for all immigration requirements. PTE is also accepted by some Skill Assesment Authorities.

PTE is a comparatively new test and has only recently gotten more popular within Australia.


The TOEFL iBT® test only costs $298.

ACE Testing Hub exclusively brings you the TOEFL iBT® test at the affordable price of any English Proficiency tests in Australia for only $298.

The PTE exam normally costs $410.

The usual cost of the exam comes up to $410 in total, but if you’re booking a PTE exam too close to the date, you may have to pay the Late Booking price of $425.

The Test

TOEFL iBT® has a centralized rating system that uses both computerized rating, as well as multiple human evaluators.

The TOEFL iBT® test is also answered on a computer . Your answers are either checked by algorithims- such as for the tests that have multiple choice answers and those that have definitive correct answers- or are evaluated by several different people- such as for the speaking test.

This is to prevent any instances of human error or bias when it comes to grading tests.

PTE is fully computerized and relies on A.I. to score tests.

PTE is completely computer-based, which means all answers will be done digitally, either typed in or spoken into a microphone.

PTE boasts of using algorithims and artificial intelligence to score and grade all sections of their test. There has been criticism of the speaking section and how students with thic accents are penalized harsher than those with more westernized accents.


You can take the TOEFL iBT® test in 3 hours.

  • Reading (52-74 minutes)
  • Listening (41-57 minutes)
  • Speaking (17 minutes)
  • Writing (50 minutes)

You can take the PTE exam in 3 hours.

  • Speaking and writing (77-93 minutes)
  • Reading (32-41 minutes)
  • Listening (45-57 minutes)

Get the TOEFL iBT® advantage.

TOEFL® measures academic English skills the way they are actually used in the classroom.

The TOEFL iBT® test is better for the academic English demands of a university where students need to succeed. The test structure is aimed to test you on practical English you would be using in real life. The questions reflect relatable scenarios and help prepare students for what’s to come.

TOEFL® Test Takers experience better results.

Because of TOEFL®’s reputation and high standards, TOEFL iBT® scores help students stand out and make Universities take notice of them. 90% of TOEFL® test takers surveyed got into their 1st or 2nd choice university. Repeat test takers raise their score 6 points when they take it a second time and up to 10 points on their third attempt.

TOEFL® MyBest Scores make your results matter.

This feature will showcase the best score the test taker might have for each section. This will be taken from all official TOEFL iBT® scores from results from the previous two years. MyBest Scores allow test takers to present their overall test performance. The send their scores to colleges, universities or institutions.

So choose the better test. Buy your TOEFL iBT® voucher today!

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