English Proficiency

Functional English

FCMA supports English proficiency whilst also providing translations for its members in order to ensure important issues are well-understood. FCMA encourages any member with language difficulties to improve English proficiency in order to expand their clinical practice and also to keep abreast with AHPRA and CMBA updates.

English language tests approved by Ahpra are:

  • IELTS academic module - minimum score of 7 in listening reading writing and speaking and a minimum overall score of 7
  • OET with minimum score of B in listening reading writing and speaking
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 65 in listening reading writing and speaking and a minimum overall score of 65
  • TOEFL iBT with minimum scores of 24 in listening and reading, 27 in writing and 23 in speaking and a minimum overall score of 94

Tools for learning:

FCMA recommends that members wanting to raise their standard of English, whether just to communicate more effectively, or to aim for the acquisition of IELTS 7, download translation tools such as "有道" and use the information and online learning modules such as found via the following links:

How to Get Band 7+ in 5 Steps - IELTS Advantage:

Band 6 Student Answer with Examiner's Report - IELTS Advantage:

Writing Task 2 Sample Papers - IELTS Preparation - IELTS Advantage:

ELTS Writing Task 2: Study Guide, Tips and Resources:

How to Get IELTS Band 7 (7.0 or 7.5):

Official IELTS Prep Audiobook | Official Test Prep Content Team | Audible.com.au:

IELTS Exam Online Practice and Training Course | IELTS Preparation Online:

IELTS Practice Tests - Cambridge IELTS 7 Student's Book with Answers: [Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: Cambridge ESOL: 9780521739177]

Find an IELTS Test Centre in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, & more: