PTE test for Nurses and Midwives
The nurses and midwives are one of the most demanding skill sets in the present Australian Market. The demand is still expected to grow soon considering the Australian Government’s Commitment to fund for the health and aged care facilities. The article by Pearson Website suggest that almost 16,000 roles are to be filled this financial year or in net twelve months in reference to the figure released by Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Further data shows that more than ten thousand jobs are ready for people wishing to immigrate to Australia and work in this sector. Lets talk about PTE test for Nurses.
However, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia requires all the applicants to demonstrate English language skills suitable for the registration. For initial registration, one must demonstrate their level of language competency in many ways. Firstly, English as primary language, completed six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in recognized countries, or for the registered Nurses, and Registered Midwives, and for the enrolled nurses, one must demonstrate the language competency as stated by The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
If these conditions are not satisfied, then the competitive English score is required to show their competency in language. One of the following tests are suggested that includes
You need to achieve the minimum score as stated in one of the above-mentioned tests. For instance, if you are writing an IELTS, it must be academic module and student must score 7 in all the modules, which is minimum overall score of seven and minimum score of seven in each component. According to the Australian Health practitioner regulation agency, you could achieve the score in two sittings, provided the test takers must achieve the minimum overall score in each sitting and minimum score of seven in all the components across two sittings, and no less than 6.5 score in any of the component. This minimum score and two sittings criteria are applicable to all test format.
In the case of PTE, the minimum score is 65 overall, and 65 score in each component. Now let us discuss about why the Nurses and Midwives or to be enrolled nurses can be apt for PTE in comparison to tests. There are many reasons we could argue why PTE is increasingly popular is its simple and seamless experience to the test takers. PTE is less stressful and has unique advantages in several ways. For instance, students do not need to wait for weeks to get the test result and you will have a test result in your hand within a day to maximum five days. The other biggest advantage of PTE is its correction method, the scores are evaluated by AI, which means it is graded by predefined or preprogramed algorithm, hence, the reliability of the result is higher than manual correction. This means to say that the test is completely unbiased in terms of scoring.
If understood properly about the scoring and exam pattern, it is quite easy to score in a PTE exam, most of the students prefers because the preparation time and the groundwork that needs to be done is comparatively lesser than other exams if received a proper training and guidance. Also, for many years, people from non-native English countries such as China, India, Nepal, and so on found it difficult to clear the competitive English test because they are limited in choices. And now with the PTE, the doors are open, and students can demonstrate the score with less stress.