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Investigating the use of IELTS in determining employment, migration and professional registration outcomes in healthcare and early chidlhood education in Australia

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posted on 01.01.2016, 00:00 authored by Catriona Gribble, Jillian BlackmoreJillian Blackmore, Anne-Marie MorrisseyAnne-Marie Morrissey, Tanja CapicTanja Capic
Focusing on two professional fields that are critical to Australia’s future – health and early childhood education – the study provides key insights into the many challenges facing overseas-trained professionals and international graduates transitioning into the Australian labour market.
The study highlights the complex language requirements in the professions of medicine, nursing and early childhood education and explores the implications for stakeholders. Employers require graduates to have high-level English language skills, and universities are increasingly expected to ensure international students graduate with the required English language proficiency.
Finally, the study highlights the many challenges facing overseas-trained/international graduates transitioning into the labour market. For participants in this study, the challenges of working in their profession in Australia are many and varied. These challenges include workplace discrimination, isolation and extreme frustration when unable to work in their area of qualification.

History

Volume

4

Series

IELTS research reports series

Pagination

1 - 58

Publisher

IELTS Partners: British Council, Cambridge English Language Assessment and IDP: IELTS Australia

ISSN

2201-2982

Language

eng

Publication classification

A6 Research report/technical paper; X Not reportable

Copyright notice

2016, IELTS Partners: British Council, Cambridge English Language Assessment and IDP: IELTS Australia