The validity period of a student visa is often matched with the duration of your proposed studies. For example, a person who will undertake a Masters program that is expected to be finished in 2 years will also get a student visa that will last 2 years.

Depending on the university or institution, some will be looking for a particular age range that they deem best suited for the different levels and courses offered.

The GTE criterion is a set of factors taken into account by schools in compliance with the Home Affairs Office of Australia. This criterion helps schools to do a basic discernment of which students can be considered as genuine applicants who have factual knowledge of the application they are pursuing and have a clear specific plan to use for the qualifications they can obtain. More information can be seen here:

Yes, your student visa allows you to work 40 hours per fortnight or 40 hours over a 2-week period. This limitation is temporarily lifted when you are on term break and you can work full time.

Yes, your spouse/de facto partner has the same work rights as you. The exception is for students studying a Masters level program or above, the spouse/de facto partner is allowed to exceed the 40 hours per fortnight limit.

Negative remarks on your travel history, like past visa application refusals or breach of conditions, may adversely affect the chances of a student visa application being approved.

Yes, please refer here for more information:

AECC processes applications for all study levels in Australia including primary and secondary schools, vocational courses, associate degrees, bachelors degrees, masters and PHD. Your AECC counsellor will assess the qualifications that you currently have and provide you course options that you can qualify for.

PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a computer-based language test that offers non-native speakers of English a fast, fair and flexible way of proving their English language proficiency for immigration and student visas. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

No. PTE Academic is a test of your English ability. The test covers a range of subjects, but you are not being tested on these subjects.

For starters, the IELTS relies on more British and Australian English, while PTE Academic uses the main varieties of English: American, Australian and British English and occasional occurrence of non-native varieties. For more information visit:

It’s a payment method in which a voucher code can be provided while booking the PTE test through your official PTE web account and entering the discounted voucher code instead of entering your credit or debit card details.

Registered in Australia, AECC Global is an education and immigration agent with over 16 years of experience helping international students. We have 7 international accreditations and offices in 5 countries and 14 cities worldwide. Know more about as at:

Yes. The voucher code is for real and legitimate.  We are able to get the PTE payment voucher codes at a special price and hence pass on the 10% discount to our customers.

Super simple. Our website has a secure payment gateway. Simply enter your personal information and select the number of vouchers you want to buy and submit. You would now be taken to a secure payment gateway, where you can choose the payment facility options for you to get the voucher code sent to you via email in minutes.

Yes. The payment gateway is secure and safe and your personal information is never shared.

You should receive the confirmation email and the SMS which both will have the voucher code, within a few minutes of completing the transaction.

Please check your Junk/Spam or Promotion folder as it might have been delivered there instead of your Inbox. In case the confirmation email is found in the Junk/Spam or in Promotion folder, please select the confirmation email and mark it “Not Spam” for future emails to be delivered to your Inbox directly.

However, if you are certain that you did not receive the confirmation email after checking all the folders (Inbox, Junk/Spam or Promotion), call us immediately or send us an email (with your full name, mobile number and email address used for the purchase). Kindly note that we will require maximum 2 business days to complete our investigation.

All you need to do is login to the PTE website, schedule your test on the desired test dates and in the payment section, choose the option of ‘Voucher’ and then enter the voucher code you receive from us via email and click on apply voucher. Voila you are all set.

You do not need any special computer skills. We recommend taking one of our practice tests to get used to moving through tasks. You can also watch the tutorial on our website. PTE Academic is taken using a QWERTY keyboard, where the letters on the top line spell out ‘QWERTY’. IF you are not used to this type of keyboard, it may help to practice with one before you take the test.

You must be at least 16 years old. If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must provide a signed parental consent form before taking the test. Complete the form, then follow the instructions printed on it to send it to us.

Download the form here.

No. PTE Academic has been designed to recognise speech from non-native speakers of English representing over 100 different native languages.


You can take PTE Academic as many times as you like. You must wait to receive your scores before you can book your next test.

No. You can take it at any PTE test center around the world. Make sure you check what type of ID you have to use. Pg. 10 of the Test Taker Handbook provides advice on acceptable form of ID. If you are outside your home country, you will probably be asked to show your passport at the test center. Please note that the voucher purchased from our website will only work in the Philippines.

Yes. We will give you an erasable noteboard booklet (about 5 sheets of A4 paper). If you run out of space, you can ask for another booklet. You are not allowed to make notes until the test has started

You can correct multiple-choice responses (click again to deselect your answer) and typed responses (use the cut, copy and paste options) However, you must correct mistakes before moving on to the next item. You cannot re-record any spoken responses.

The microphone will switch off automatically if you are silent for more than 3 seconds during an answer.

Contact the relevant customer service team as soon as you know you are going to be late. If you arrive up to 15 minutes late you may still be allowed to take it. You will still get the full three hours to complete the test.If you arrive over 15 minutes late you will not be allowed to take the test and you will lose your fee.

If you fail to turn up to your appointment you will not generally receive a refund. You may receive a partial refund if you cancel your test before the appointment date. Click here to read our refund policy.

PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of universities worldwide and is also accepted for visa purposes by the Australian and New Zealand governments.  Here’s a list of institutions, government and professional bodies who accept PTE Academic.

PTE Academic is accepted for all visa categories in Australia. Find the details below:

Pearson Professional Centers-Manila, Philippines

27th Floor, Trident Tower
312 Senator Gil Puyat Avenue,
Makati City,
1227 Manila
Phone: +63 2 887 2198

SMEAG Global Education Inc

Emillio Osmena Street, Corner Bataan St
Guadalupe, Cebu City
6000 Cebu
Phone: +63 32 412 4792

You must log in to your account with Pearson to check test date availability.

AECC Global is the official voucher reseller through whom you can purchase your PTE Academic test voucher code. You may call AECC Global Phils. office for a list of its partner agents whom you can also purchase your test voucher.

No. You can only book one text at a time. After 5 days of your test, you can book another PTE test date.

It is always recommended to get some help from professional coaching before taking the PTE test. A PTE preparation course will help you to build confidence in the specific skills required for the PTE test especially for those who have never given one before or have struggled with getting a high score with PTE or with other English Proficiency Tests like IELTS.

Expiry date of the PTE Academic voucher means that it should be used to book the test within the period before the expiry date. For example: a voucher expires on 16th August 2017. This voucher cannot be used to book a test date beyond the expiry i.e. after 16th August 2017.

Remember PTE Academic vouchers purchased in the Philippines may only be redeemed at the Makati and Cebu Test Centers.

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